Ceiling Tile-Cutting Tool
The RevealCut Ceiling Tile-Cutting Workstation is a ceiling tile cutter designed for ceiling installation professionals to cut factory-quality ceiling tile profile edges with ease and efficiency. With the first-ever blade technology designed to specifically cut through ceiling tile with just two passes, even wet felt and fiberglass tile, the product eliminates the need to cut tiles with a utility knife, delivering up to 80 percent in labor savings. The tool can be pre-ordered at revealcut.com.
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Stone Wool Ceiling Panels
Rockfon Alaska acoustic stone wool ceiling panels provide high sound absorption with a rating of up to 0.90 NRC. Available in a large selection of edge styles and panel sizes, the ceiling tiles are compatible with standard 15/16 and 9/16-inch suspension systems. The panels’ smooth white surface has a modern appearance with a light reflectance of 0.86. Contributing to high-performance, sustainable interiors, Alaska panels resist moisture and sagging, have Class A fire performance, are UL Environment GreenGuard Gold Certified for low emissions in offices and schools, and are supported with a 30-year limited product warranty. For more information, visit rockfon.com.
Decorative Acoustic Solutions
Compact Spring Hanger
Kinetics KSCH, the company’s super-compact spring hanger product solution for isolated ceiling construction, lets users create an isolated ceiling without losing much room height. The product remains a versatile spring hanger available for ceiling isolation applications. Consider this scenario: A low-profile ceiling is required only for a portion of the room—no need to use another type of spring hanger, KSCH is readily adaptable with a 3/8-inch leveling bolt and channel clip assembly. Easily suspend a ceiling at a lower elevation, create soffits, or suspend an elegant tray ceiling with indirect lighting. One ceiling hanger, easily adaptable for your particular design requirements. For more information, visit kineticsnoise.com.
Thermoformed Ceiling Tiles
The company’s thermoformed tiles offer over 40 different looks to upgrade a ceiling, available in 16 colors and finishes including translucents. Lightweight, durable, up to 100-percent recycled material, recyclable, impervious to water, washable, and do not support mold growth. In standard T-bar grids, they provide acoustic control up to NRC 0.85 with the addition of Soniguard insulation. GreenGuard Gold-certified for indoor air quality, approved for use in food preparation areas, Class A fire-rated. ceilume.com/pro.
Acousti-Panels for Ceilings are colorful, custom-designed panels to provide high-sound absorption in large, open areas, ensuring a pleasant environment that’s free of background noise. The panels feature:
Six to seven PCF fiberglass core in 1 to 4 inch thickness;
Durable, high-sound absorption;
Fabric, printed, painted or textured finishes in black or white;
Direct mount or lay-in ceiling options
Custom sizes and shapes.
For more information, visit gsacoustics.com.
Decorative Acoustic Solutions
Architectural Clouds is the latest addition to the company’s growing line of high-performance, decorative acoustic solutions. Transform traditionally loud, open spaces—think airports, convention centers, offices, lobbies, restaurants, museums, and more—into peaceful, productive environments. Covered in stretch fabric that is offered in eight colorways, the products are graceful structures that blend in as much as they stand out. The standard colorways range from a bright spring green to more demure earthy tones, such as dusty rose and an industrial-inspired slate. Available in six standard silhouettes that evoke cumulus, cirrus and stratus clouds, Architectural Clouds can take almost any shape. The products are manufactured with the most advanced 3-D freeform tube-bending technology in North America—technology that allows the aluminum tubing to be shaped with a variable radius to fabricate completely custom, precise shapes. Likewise, MDC’s digital capabilities offer designers the option to digitally print a graphic or customize their Architectural Clouds’ colors. The 12-foot clouds have an NRC rating of 0.45. For more information, visit mdcwall.com.
Rectangular Individual Baffles
The company has added two shapes to its existing line of Ecophon Solo rectangular baffles: Wave and Zig Zag. The undulating waves and cutting-edge zig-zag patterns provide a unique and dynamic visual for contemporary spaces. Featuring sound absorption properties, Wave and Zig Zag are prime examples of how designers can create custom visuals through the creative arrangement of standard product sizes and shapes. Ecophon Solo Baffles are available in 16 trending colors and feature lightweight yet resilient construction. New accessories also allow for vertical installation onto walls, enhancing design flexibility. For more information, visit CertainTeed.com/AcousticalDesign.
Metal Ceiling System
The company’s Snap-In Metal Ceiling System provides a clean, monolithic appearance while combining it with the corrosion resistance of aluminum. The Celebration line snaps into standard Donn Brand Fineline Ceiling suspension systems, is ideal for exterior soffits, and its air diffuser offers one of the finest visual delivery systems in the industry. The product is wind-load tested up to 200 mph, and it’s been recognized with a "Notice of Acceptance" from Miami-Dade County in Florida for being a distinguished exterior ceiling system that meets the most stringent standards for the protection of buildings and the people in them. usg.com.