Petrarch Receives NFPA 285 Accreditation

  • Petrarch Receives NFPA 285 Accreditation


Omnis Panels, Inc. is pleased to announce its Petrarch architectural building panel passed the rigid requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 285 Fire Test Standard.

The NFPA 285 test evaluates the flammability characteristics of exterior, non-load bearing wall assemblies. To successfully pass the test, a product must sufficiently resist flame propagation vertically and laterally beyond a satisfactory distance from the fire exposure source. Petrarch building panels successfully passed the test conducted by Intertek, located in York, Pennsylvania.

Petrarch panels, available from Omnis Panels, Inc., have been the choice of architects and specifiers for more than 40 years. These versatile panels project a natural look and are available in a variety of colors and finishes, so there’s bound to be a panel that’s perfect for your application. The panels are lightweight, highly resistant to climate extremes and pollution, low maintenance, and also carry a Class A fire performance rating. To learn more about Omnis Panels, Inc., Petrarch panels, and the NFPA 285 approval, please visit or contact us at or 800-450-6099.

Intertek, a leader in comprehensive building envelope testing, is a certification body for building materials. Visit for more information.

NFPA 285 is the standard test method for the evaluation of fire propagation characteristics of exterior non-load bearing wall assemblies containing combustible components. Exterior wall assemblies containing combustible components are required to be tested in accordance with NFPA 285 by the International Building Codes. For more information regarding NFPA 285, please visit