New Gyptone® BIG™ Quattro 46 Large Format Acoustic Panels Optimize Interior Aesthetics, Lighting Integration
(Valley Forge, Pa.) – CertainTeed Ceilings has expanded its Gyptone® BIG™ large format perforated acoustical panel offering with the launch of Quattro 46. With a smaller perforated area than other designs in the BIG portfolio, Quattro 46 is optimized for the integration of linear light fixtures within the panels and expands the design potential for interior spaces.
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. Quattro 46 features a square perforation pattern with eight even-sized squares per 4-foot by 8-foot panel. The panels offer a superior acoustical performance with a NRC of 0.60. Quattro 46 panels are made with 80 percent post-consumer and five percent pre-consumer recycled content and can be fully recycled at the end of its useful life into the manufacturing of new gypsum products.
“The Gyptone BIG product line provides crisp, clean and contemporary visuals for monolithic transitions from walls to ceilings,” said Dawn Chittick, director of marketing for CertainTeed Ceilings. “With Quattro 46, we are providing architects with increased flexibility in working with interior lighting elements while designing the most acoustically sound interiors possible.”
Gyptone BIG panels are suitable for direct or suspended screw mounting and can be easily painted with a short-nap roller. As with the other Gyptone BIG Board products, CertainTeed offers a coordinating Quattro 46 access panel.
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