New Gyptone® BIG™ Large Format Perforated Acoustic Panels from CertainTeed Ceilings Maximize Design Potential, Provide Superior Acoustics
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – Responding to growing interest from the architect and design community for seamless wall-to-ceiling surface designs, CertainTeed Corporation has introduced a new family of Gyptone® BIG™ Large Format Perforated Acoustic Panels. The perforated gypsum panels allow for monolithic ceiling and wall designs without visible breaks or joints and provide superior acoustics for open lobbies, classrooms and office spaces.
“Gyptone BIG was designed to help create eye-catching interiors while providing superior environmental acoustics that contribute to better student learning, worker productivity and quicker healing in hospital settings,” said Dawn Chittick, director of marketing for CertainTeed Ceilings. “With a number of available designs, Gyptone BIG offers a unique design solution for any space.”
The Gyptone BIG family includes four products, each with a distinct pattern of perforations and acoustic backing tissue, providing excellent acoustical performance. Quattro 41 features a square perforation pattern, while Line 6 features line perforations. Sixto 63 and Sixto 65 each feature hexagonal perforation patterns.
Gyptone BIG panels offer NRCs from 0.60 to 0.75, depending on the perforation pattern, and a CAC of 35. All panels are made with 80 percent post-consumer and 5 percent pre-consumer recycled content and can be fully recycled into the manufacturing of new gypsum products. Gyptone BIG boards are suitable for direct or suspended screw mounting and can be easily painted with a short-nap roller. CertainTeed offers a compatible grid system and complementary Gyptone ceiling tiles for each BIG pattern, providing a clean, monolithic transition between vertical and horizontal room surfaces. Integrated hatch panels are also available for all Gyptone products allowing easy access to 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