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Gyptone INSTANT From CertainTeed Ceilings Offers Immediate Acoustical Upgrade
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Ceilings is expanding its line of Gyptone® perforated gypsum acoustical panels with Gyptone INSTANT™, a flexible wall panel system that can immediately transform the design and sound dynamics of an existing space. The system’s unique perforated surface reduces reverberation time and increases speech intelligibility—an ideal solution in K-12 schools, conference rooms and offices.
"While studies have shown that acoustical upgrades can have a positive impact in learning environments and workplaces, a complete acoustical redesign isn't always an option," said Dawn Chittick, director of marketing for CertainTeed Ceilings. "Gyptone INSTANT is an economical and attractive way to enhance acoustics in these spaces in a matter of hours—sometimes even less."
Complementing the company's Gyptone BIG large format acoustical panels, the Gyptone INSTANT system is comprised of four 600 mm by 600 mm panels available in four distinct perforation patterns—Quattro 20, Point 11, Line 4 and Sixto 60. The panels are pre-finished in a bright white with a light reflectance of 0.70, but can also be painted on-site with a short nap roller to add a colorful element to the room. A pre-painted, extruded aluminum white frame completes the system, which can be quickly and easily mounted on the wall—either horizontally or vertically—with little to no disruption to the space or its occupants.
Made of 80 percent pre-consumer and five percent post-consumer recycled content, Gyptone INSTANT contributes to sustainable building standards. Also, the panels are certified for low VOC emissions, helping to maintain high indoor air quality.
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 Environmental Acoustics™ design and research, CertainTeed Ceilings provides solutions that promote healthier interiors while having a smaller impact on the environment. The company offers ceiling panels with one of the highest concentrations of recycled content in the industry as well as a recycling program for used ceiling panels. CertainTeed Ceilings is the first ceilings manufacturer to issue Environmental Product Declarations through UL Environment and The Green Standard. For more information, visit www.certainteed.com/ceilings
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, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.
A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building products company, CertainTeed and its affiliates have more than 5,700 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada. For five consecutive years, the company has received top honors from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its contributions in protecting the environment and was most recently the recipient of the 2013 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award. The group had total sales of approximately $3.3 billion in 2012. www.certainteed.com