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Decoustics Sets a New Standard with Claro-T, the Industry’s Most Durable Concealed Grid Fiberglass Ceiling Panel

(Valley Forge, Pa.) – Decoustics, the custom acoustic product division of CertainTeed Ceilings, offers a new generation of lift and shift ceiling panels with Claro-T, the most durable, concealed grid fiberglass ceiling panel on the market today. Featuring an industry-first metal perimeter edge and patent-pending clip technology that increases its resiliency, Claro-T ceiling panels provide a custom look to T-bar ceilings. Featuring Decoustics’ unique Claro acoustically transparent coating, Claro-T has the classic appearance of drywall for a modern and monolithic look.

Developed specifically with ease of installation in mind, Claro-T panels mount directly to a heavy-duty 15/16-inch T-bar grid system without the use of tools. The panels conceal the T-bar, leaving a 3/16-inch reveal at the visible face. A vapor barrier covers the back of the panel to reduce premature discoloration due to air movement.

“Building and design professionals who want an innovative, quality ceiling design in standard sizes now have a dependable, attractive solution from a provider they trust,” says Eric Bishun, general manager of Decoustics. “Claro-T panels provide a moisture-resistant and sound-absorbent alternative to mineral fiber ceiling panels.”

Claro-T is available in three standard sizes: 4-feet by 4-feet, 2-feet by 6-feet, and 2-feet by 8-feet. The patent-pending safety clips ensure that the panels stay intact. In standard white, Claro-T boasts a high light reflectance of 90 percent, increasing the natural distribution of lighting to create a more pleasant, energy-efficient interior environment.

CertainTeed Ceilings is committed to providing innovative acoustical ceiling and wall solutions that contribute to superior environments for the eye, the ear and the mind. With its Performance Series, Designer Series and Signature by Decoustics product lines, CertainTeed Ceilings provides custom ceiling fabrication as well as a complete range of manufactured panels, walls and suspension systems that meet all key performance requirements. As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, CertainTeed Ceilings is a leader in the effort to provide building materials that promote sustainable design. Its products help contribute points toward LEED® certification as CertainTeed ceiling panels contain a high recycled content.

For more information, visit www.certainteed.com.

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 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 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 billion in 2010. www.certainteed.com