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Newly Expanded Line of Symphony Ceiling Panels from CertainTeed Features Additional Sizes, Low-VOC Finish
Valley Forge, Pa. – CertainTeed Ceilings has expanded its line of Symphony® ceiling panels to include 17 additional sizes in various trim choices for a total of 85 new design options. The new panels are available in both imperial and metric sizes, providing architects and designers even more freedom to specify high-performance ceiling systems that complement any space.
In addition to the new sizes, all Symphony mineral fiber and fiberglass ceilings panels now feature a low-VOC formulation and enhanced Overtone® finish that contribute to sustainable, healthy indoor environments and offer a brighter, more monolithic appearance.
“Indoor air quality continues to be a key area of focus when designing tomorrow’s schools, hospitals and office buildings, and reducing or eliminating VOCs such as formaldehyde is a key strategy for creating healthy indoor environments,” said Dawn Chittick, director of marketing for CertainTeed Ceilings. “By updating the entire Symphony line, CertainTeed has ensured that customers can have superior acoustical performance and healthy indoor air.”
Symphony f fiberglass ceiling panels have been third-party tested for VOCs and certified compliant by Berkeley Labs. The panels also meet current California Department of Public Health protocols for formaldehyde. Symphony f offers exceptional durability, a luxurious and smooth textured surface and superior sound absorption, which is perfect for enhanced speech privacy and worker productivity in open plan environments. It also offers outstanding light reflectance, humidity resistance, and contains 39 to 43 percent recycled content.
Also part of the Symphony product family, Symphony m is a mineral fiber ceiling panel providing superior acoustical performance and light reflectance. Symphony m panels are also extremely cleanable, exceed Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI) guidelines for most healthcare applications and are certified for cleanroom design to ISO Class 4. The panels contain 72 percent recycled content.
Symphony g is comprised of a gypsum core with a reinforced mat face, offering a monolithic appearance, high light reflectance and a high CAC that controls unwanted noise between adjoining spaces through the plenum.
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.
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