CertainTeed Redefines Fiberglass Ceilings with Ecophon® Advantage™
Manufactured in the U.S., the newest Ecophon addition makes world-class fiberglass a sound solution for a greater variety of applications
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – With the introduction of Ecophon® Advantage™, CertainTeed Ceilings is revolutionizing the ceilings marketplace by making best-in-class, sound absorbing fiberglass an affordable option for virtually any project.
Expanding the company's line of Ecophon sound absorbers—long recognized by building professionals as some of the best ceiling and wall products in the world—Ecophon Advantage now makes specifying and installing best-in-class fiberglass ceilings a viable choice in a wide variety of settings.
Made in the U.S.A.
Manufactured at CertainTeed’s state-of-the-art facility in Plymouth, Wis., Ecophon Advantage offers a cost-effective solution for bringing outstanding acoustics and environmental performance to a larger list of projects. Schools, offices and other public buildings can now add the sound absorbing performance of fiberglass in high square footage applications such as classrooms and open-plan offices to basic mineral fiber ceilings and stay within budget. And because the product is manufactured domestically, projects are serviced quickly and easily.
"Traditionally, Ecophon has been associated with boutique or high-end projects," said Christine Fonock-Smith, product manager for CertainTeed Ceilings. "Ecophon Advantage opens up a new universe of possibilities by allowing building professionals to install thousands of square feet of the very best fiberglass on the market while staying within budget."
Pleasing to the eye, the ear and the mind, Ecophon products are engineered to create acoustical environments that enhance occupant well-being. Studies demonstrate that lower noise levels in hospitals improve healing, enhance the learning process and increase office worker productivity.
Ecophon Advantage ceilings can assist specifiers to achieve client acoustical and durability goals. A Class A sound absorber, the product is ideal for maximizing acoustics in areas where speech clarity is important. Advantage also features the crisp edge detail that characterizes all Ecophon ceilings. More flexible and forgiving edges mean less damage from handling during and post-installation.
CertainTeed Ceilings' focus on Environmental Acoustics™ Design means the new product is uniquely designed to meld style, acoustical performance and sustainability. Interiors installed with Ecophon Advantage are intended to help people thrive.
Ecophon Advantage utilizes CertainTeed's proprietary 3RD Technology, consisting of more than 70 percent recycled glass and a plant-based binder that is VOC-compliant and helps maintain high indoor air quality. The water-based paint is also free of any harmful additives. The use of renewable energy during its manufacture and the fact that Ecophon Advantage is 100 percent recyclable all add up to an incredibly sustainable ceiling solution that contributes to today’s sustainable building standards.
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. CertainTeed Ceilings 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. The company also leads the industry in product transparency, with Environmental Product Declarations and Health Product Declarations contributing to important materials and sources credits under LEED v4.
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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 2013. www.certainteed.com