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download press release »05/08/2012

Solo-T™ Ceiling Panels Bring Warmth of Natural Wood to Interior Spaces

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – Decoustics, the custom acoustic product division of CertainTeed Ceilings, is enhancing its product line of high-performance ceilings solutions with its new Solo-T™ natural wood veneered lift and shift ceiling panels. Solo-T enhances the aesthetic appeal and comfort of interior spaces through the warmth of natural wood.

Solo-T panels consist of a perforated medium density fire-rated fiberboard with a ribbed natural wood veneer laminated to the face and an acoustically transparent mat laminated to the back. Featuring a noise reduction coefficient of 0.65, Solo-T features unique v-grooves that create a two-sided “funnel” effect, which allows sound to be absorbed from multiple angles. As a result, the transfer of energy is focused over a broader surface area of absorption material within the panels. The panels mount directly to a heavy-duty 15/16-inch T-bar grid system, creating the visual of a custom linear ceiling.

“Decoustics is a world-renowned expert in delivering ceiling panels boasting excellent acoustical performance coupled with style,” says Graham Thayer, general manager of Decoustics and CertainTeed Ceilings. “Solo-T broadens this product offering with its innovation, performance and aesthetic appeal.”

Available in three-plank or six-plank configurations, Solo-T is available in beech, cherry, maple and ash. The panels can also accommodate custom veneer selections and paint. Tested in accordance with ASTM E84, the panels have a Class A Flame-spread rating and are available in wood which is Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance (FSC® C020536). The recycled content of the panels is third-party verified through GreenCircle Certified, LLC.

In addition to Solo-T ceiling panels, Decoustics offers a wide range of custom interior architectural acoustical ceiling panels, wall panels and systems. For more information, visit www.decoustics.com.

About CertainTeed
Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa., has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," quickly inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, foundations, pipe, insulation, gypsum, ceilings and access covers.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 6,000 employees and more than 65 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Recognized as a 2009 and 2010 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, CertainTeed earned the 2011 and 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award, the highest level of recognition for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The group had total sales of approximately $3.2 billion in 2011. www.certainteed.com

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