Laminators’ Omega-Lite® Stands Up to the Fury
of Hurricane Sandy
Projects installed with Omega-Lite remain unaffected by Superstorm Sandy’s
Sandy” wreaked havoc along the east coast with record-setting storm surges
and hurricane force winds from Virginia to Cape Cod. Widespread power
outages, downed trees and numerous reports of damage plagued the entire
coastline. Millions of people and their homes, businesses and communities,
were affected by this monster storm and clean-up efforts continue for parts
of New Jersey, Long Island and New York City.
With hundreds of completed projects in the affected areas, Laminators
Incorporated of Hatfield, PA, toured numerous areas to see how their panels
stood up to Sandy. As expected, the buildings clad with Laminators’ Omega-Lite
ACM panels were able to withstand wind gusts in excess of 80 mph during the
fury of the hurricane. The panels remained securely attached to the
buildings despite the flooding and devastation that occurred. This is just
one of many real-life examples of how Laminators strives to ensure that
their ACM panels are of the highest quality and outperform the competition.
Laminators participates in and has passed one of the strictest tests in the
country for hurricane force winds, windborne debris, pressure and water.
This test, commonly referred to as the Miami-Dade building code, was
developed after Hurricane Andrew devastated South Florida in 1992 and
requires manufacturers to put their building products through a series of
tests to ensure the safety and security of the products in hurricane-type
scenarios. This testing includes missile-impact testing, ignition property
testing, static air pressure testing, and high velocity hurricane zone
As part of their 2013 testing and certification plan, Laminators plans to
test their Omega-Lite panel and installation systems to an even higher level
of the Miami-Dade testing.
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