Sound Absorbers: CertainTeed
CertainTeed has expanded its line of Ecophon sound absorbers. According to the company, the Ecophon Advantage makes specifying fiberglass ceilings a viable choice in a wide variety of settings. Manufactured at CertainTeed’s facility in Plymouth, WI, the Ecophon Advantage aims to offer 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.
Company officials also said the 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. Ecophon Advantage utilizes CertainTeed's proprietary 3RD Technology, consisting of more than 70% 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.