This Buzz Guide is updated every few months to reflect the current 2022 products.

The August Buzz Guide features products from a variety of brands in the construction industry, including selections from the following:


Quiet Air In-Ceiling Purification System
The StrataClean IQ Air Filtration System is an in-ceiling system that captures and eliminates airborne bacteria, viruses, mold and other particulates using proven MERV 13 filtration. The clean, quiet air purification system has proven efficient at removing 90 percent of airborne viruses, bacteria, VOCs, odor and other particles down to 0.3 microns. One unit can filter the air in a 1,000-square-foot space every hour. The 24 inch by 24 inch design allows for easy installation in any suspended ceiling system, making it simple to integrate into new construction or retrofit applications. For more information, visit:

Acoustic Stone Wool Ceiling Panels

The company offers Education Standard, Plus and Premium acoustic stone wool ceiling panels. Ideal for schools, colleges, universities and other learning facilities, these ceiling panels deliver value with appealing aesthetics in a variety of edge designs; lightweight, easy installation and proven acoustic performance combined into a cost-effective solution. The ceiling panels provide a Noise Reduction Coefficient of 0.90 for Premium, an NRC of 0.80 for Plus and an NRC of 0.70 for Standard. These products are fully supported with HPDs, Declare Label 2.0 Red List Approved documentation and a 30-year warranty. For more information, visit:

Drop Ceiling Grid Covers
EZ-On Drop Ceiling Grid Covers are now available in six colors, offering more options for renewing suspended ceiling T-bar grids quickly and cost-effectively. The covers are snap-on vinyl strips that cover stained, yellowed or damaged grids with a clean, new, durable satin surface that can update a tired ceiling at a fraction of the cost of painting or replacing the grids. The new colors Mist, Oat, Jasper, Garnet and Onyx join the popular White to provide tonal choices that will complement a wider range of ceiling colors than ever before. For more information, visit:

Acoustical Suspension System

Thanks to direct input from ceiling installers in the field, the EZ Stab family of acoustical suspension systems delivers faster, easier installation. Learn how the Latitude Holes—hanger wire holes positioned higher in the bulb of each tee and spaced more frequently—and other time-saving innovations give installers more versatility to install stronger grids in less time. For more information, visit:


Verse Ceiling Baffles
The company has a wide selection of noise-isolating and sound absorption products, including aCapella VERSE Baffles. Made of high-quality, recycled polyester board, the baffles provide versatile, effective acoustical solutions in open ceiling environments. The company offers the options to:
  • Add color with 16 bold and bright options.
  • Add style with Range, Wave or Flat designs.
  • Totally customize in custom sizes and shapes, as well as custom printing.

The line meets sustainability requirements to use the Declare Label, as well as meets Indoor Advantage Gold and Health Product Declaration. For more information, visit:

Acoustic Gypsum Panel

The company’s Sound Rey-Acustic Panel gypsum board features white finish and square perforations. It meets the most stringent standards on “acousting” conditioning and interior design, making it the best choice for all types of projects. The company continues its firm mission to provide the best solution and innovative products with Sound Rey acoustic panel towards:
  • Reducing the reverberation of a room.
  • Improving the intelligibility of a speaker or the clarity of the sound of an instrument.
  • Limiting sound amplification.
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