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download press release »01/09/2013

New Ecophon® Wall Panels Help Tackle Acoustical Challenges in Interior Spaces

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Ceilings is introducing the Ecophon® Wall Panel™, providing superior sound absorption and a wide range of design options for dynamic interior spaces. The panels are ideal for areas where additional sound absorption is desired —such as schools, offices and healthcare facilities or spaces where a traditional suspended ceiling system cannot be used.

The Ecophon Wall Panel is comprised of a high-density glass wool core, providing class A sound absorption according to ISO 11654. The panels are available in a variety of surface options for added performance and versatility in interior designs.

“There are a number of situations where a wall-to-wall suspended ceiling system either cannot be installed or would not be sufficient to create desired acoustics,” said Dawn Chittick, director of marketing for CertainTeed Ceilings. “Daycare centers or schools for younger children, for example, may require additional sound absorbing material to reduce overall sound levels. Ecophon wall panels provide a versatile solution that not only provides outstanding sound absorption, but helps create truly inspired interior spaces.”

The Ecophon Wall Panel is available in two finishes — Texona and Super G. The Texona fabric range boasts 16 different color options that were carefully developed in collaboration with interior designers, architects and textile designers. Each color alludes to a flavor, such as Blueberry, Rhubarb and Wasabi, and offers a wide range of expressively tasteful design solutions.

The Super G fabric range for the Ecophon Wall Panel features a glass fiber laminate designed for high impact resistance and added durability in high-traffic environments. The Super G finish is available in three colors—White, Grey and Green.

The Ecophon Wall Panel is available in one size, 2700 mm x 600 mm x 40 mm (approximately 24-inch x 106-inch x 1.5-inch).  The panels have beveled edges on the long sides creating a narrow groove between panels when installed. Both panel options utilize CertainTeed’s Connect WP profile, an extruded aluminum channel trim that creates a defined frame around the wall panels. The Connect WP profile is available in White, Black and Anodized. Ecophon wall panels with Texona and Super G finishes are easy to install, while providing exceptional acoustical benefit in new and renovated commercial building applications.

As experts in the science of sound, CertainTeed Ceilings serves as a single source for high-quality ceilings that create acoustically friendly, aesthetically captivating environments. Encompassing the Performa, Ecophon and Gyptone brands along with Decoustics — a leader in high-precision, custom-engineered solutions — the company offers the perfect balance of innovation, budget and beauty with products that range from basic high-performance panels to premium, customizable systems. Through its emphasis on Environmental Acoustics™, CertainTeed Ceilings provides solutions that promote healthier interiors, while having a smaller impact on the environment, which includes ceiling products with one of the highest concentrations of recycled content in the industry as well as a recycling program for used ceiling panels. The company is the first ceilings manufacturer to issue Environmental Product Declarations through UL Environment and The Green Standard. For more information, visit www.certainteed.com.

About Ecophon
As part of Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, Ecophon is a leading, global supplier of sound absorbing ceilings and wall absorber systems. Featuring outstanding acoustical performance and functionality, Ecophon products contribute to interior environments that promote the well being and performance of building occupants. Ecophon systems and products are marketed in North America through CertainTeed Corporation.

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 60 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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