Nichiha's KuraStone Fiber Cement Panels Offer Unsurpassed Asthetic Appeal

    January, 2010 – Nichiha announced the launch of KuraStone to the family of stone panels. These fiber cement panels are unmatched in depth and detail containing distinctive color to create the look of stacked stone with a cleaner finish and less mess. KuraStone panels are currently available in three natural looking colors; Canyon, Desert and Mountain.



    "We know that many contractors and builders have been taken by surprise that the KuraStone panels were made from fiber cement," commented Darrin Haugan, senior vice president of sales and marketing. "Our advancement in fiber cement technology have allowed us to push the perception that fiber cement is not just a lap siding product."

    KuraStone panels are installed using the Nichiha patented hidden clip system – which does not require special tools or labor for installation – thus making this a quick, more efficient install process saving both time and money. These unique panels can be installed on a variety of substrates making them a perfect fit for any commercial, retail, hospitality, restaurant or residential application. KuraStone offers design flexibility for both exterior and interior applications.

    Company Background

    In 1998, Nichiha U.S.A., Inc. was established in Norcross, Ga., as a joint venture of the Nichiha Corporation of Japan and the Sumitomo Corporations of Japan and North America. Nichiha, an international leader in fiber cement technology for more than 35 years, markets distinct patterns of fiber cement siding products in the U.S. In 2007, Nichiha opened its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Macon, Ga., responding to an increase in demand for fiber cement products in the Southeast market. For more information, call 1.86.NICHIHA1 or visit our web site at