An office building on Fifth Avenue New York features limestone honeycomb panels from RobCOMB, creating a striking façade in the upscale shopping district.

RobCOMB’s lightweight stone honeycomb panels are recommended for any construction project where dimensional stone has been specified. These composite panels replicate the appearance of natural stone without the typical bulkiness or fragility, allowing simple handling and installation.

The stone honeycomb panels are produced by attaching a thin piece of natural stone veneer (around 3-6mm thick) to a special aluminium honeycomb backing panel, vacuum bonded with an industrial grade epoxy under high temperature and pressure to provide incredible strength and durability.

RobCOMB’s composite panels eliminate the inherent problems associated with natural stone, and benefit the project with their reduced weight (80% lighter than dimensional stone); increased strength and stability; natural beauty; consistent thickness; and weatherproof protection. The honeycomb panels also offer multiple stone options including granite, marble, onyx, travertine, limestone, sandstone and quartz; and choice of finishes such as polished, honed, flamed, bush hammered and sandblasted among many more.

Stone honeycomb panels can be used in a broad range of applications including cladding, showers, countertops, floors and elevators. The lightweight aluminium backing panels are rustproof and capable of standing up to the elements far better than solid stone. Key benefits include waterproof, fire-proof, impact-resistant and temperature-resistant characteristics; simple installation; solid insulation and soundproofing; use of 100% recycled aluminium; and reduced structural costs.