New Ecophon® Solo-on-the-Wall Panels from CertainTeed Ceilings Provide Shape-Shifting Possibilities for Vertical Acoustical Installations
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Ceilings is making it easy for architects and designers to add sound absorption and dynamic design to any space with the introduction of Ecophon® Solo-on-the-Wall panels. Available in colors and shapes that easily blend with any interior design, the fiberglass panels provide a solution for fine tuning acoustics in areas where traditional wall-to-wall suspended ceilings aren't possible or do not align with the desired aesthetic.
"The growing popularity of open-plan designs can often be at odds with an acute need for improved room acoustics, particularly in classrooms, offices and healthcare facilities," said Dawn Chittick, director of marketing for CertainTeed Ceilings. "With Ecophon Solo-on-the-Wall, designers can co-opt the walls for sound absorption to maximize acoustics while pursuing the latest design trends. And the ability to mix and match colors, shapes and sizes creates endless possibilities."
Ecophon Solo-on-the-Wall is available in nine colors and 10 geometric shapes including circles, squares, triangles and octagons, and joins CertainTeed's family of Ecophon Solo free-hanging ceiling panels for easy design continuity throughout a space. The Connect Distance hanger allows the panels to overlap each other on the wall to create three-dimensional patterns, while the Connect Hook allows direct installation to the wall. The panels also easily integrate with a variety of lighting components.
Comprised of high-density fiberglass with 71 percent recycled content, Ecophon Solo-on-the-Wall can help elevate indoor comfort and contribute to sustainability goals. The panels' Akutex™ FT surface finish provides 85 percent light reflectivity and 99 percent light diffusion, which helps maximize natural and conventional lighting for pleasant, energy-efficient interiors. Certified for low-VOC emissions, Ecophon Solo-on-the-Wall also helps maintain high indoor air quality required for hospital and school settings.
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