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Chicago Metallic's Planostile Metal Ceiling Panels Withstand Positive And Negative Wind Loads
(Chicago) -- The Chicago Metallic® Corporation Planostile™ system is designed to withstand 30 PSF positive and negative pressures (per UL 580, Class 30). Installing this system per Chicago Metallic’s unique UL Construction Number 630, makes this system of 2-by-2-foot metal panels ideal for exterior soffits, overhangs and drive-through canopies.
Chicago Metallic provides architects and engineers with performance information to assist them in meeting their projects’ specific needs. Performance data and charts are available on the website at www.chicagometallic.com and from the company’s technical service department.
The Planostile system features a wide variety of finishes ranging from baked on paint colors to reflective and anodized surfaces. Chicago Metallic also offers wood-grain finishes including MetalWood®, a polymer coating, and WoodScenes®, a dye-sublimated finish on powder coating.
Christiana Mall with Chicago Metallic's Planostile
“When using any metal system in an exterior application, it is advisable to contact the manufacturer regarding the environment where the application will occur,” notes Edward Williams, an IIDA affiliate, who serves as Chicago Metallic’s business unit manager, metal ceilings.
As an interior system, Planostile can provide enhanced acoustical performance, achieving Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) up to 0.90. with acoustical backing material and perforations. A broad range of standard perforation patterns are available, as well as custom perforations. Planostile Snap-in panels also may be requested with either beveled or square edges, as 2-by-4 feet wide or in custom sizes.
Planostile Snap-in panels are made of non-combustible material for a Class A fire rating and contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or any substance that would support the growth of mold. Further enhancing the environmental attributes, the panels and suspension typically approach 100% recycled content and are 100% recyclable.
The use of environmentally responsible building materials is a critical component of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® certification process. Supporting LEED goals and documentation, Chicago Metallic includes downloadable resources on its website. Assisting with design and installation details, CAD drawings, Google™ SketchUp models and Revit® 3-D models also are on demand at www.chicagometallic.com.
About Chicago Metallic Corporation
Chicago Metallic Corporation is a global provider of architectural building products and services, including metal panels and ceiling systems, suspended grid systems, and acoustical and sustainable ceiling panels. Its manufacturing facilities and distribution channels are located throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Building on a legacy that began in 1893, the people at Chicago Metallic Corporation create enduring relationships and quality products that stand the test of time. With pride in craftsmanship, commitment to customers, and an eye on the future, the company continues to benefit from a culture where people are valued above all else. Learn more by visiting www.chicagometallic.com.