With the introduction of the unique and versatile Ecophon Master™ Solo S suspended ceiling panel to the North American market, CertainTeed Corporation opens up a whole new range of sustainable design options to building and design professionals. The product allows creative design in ceiling spaces, permits the easy integration of a variety of lighting systems, and features a 75 percent recycled content, Class A sound absorption and painted edges for an aesthetically appealing appearance from every angle.
Ecophon Master Solo S is a suspended ceiling panel that combines easy installation and an attractive appearance. The panels are hung by ceiling wires fastened to suspension wire anchors, which are easily screwed in around the center of the panel’s unexposed side. Ecophon Solo S features painted edges and no profiles around the panels, enabling it to be poised at a variety of angles for a true floating ceiling effect with a very clean, minimalist appearance.
“Ecophon Master Solo S ceiling panels provide architects with an unlimited variety of options, allowing them to create stylish environments where acoustics and lighting contribute to the identity of the room,” says Lisa Santerian, marketing director for CertainTeed’s Ceilings Division. “An ideal solution for schools, offices, restaurants, and auditoriums, the panels also offer coveted sustainable attributes that are in high demand.”
Ecophon Master Solo S is manufactured from high-density fiberglass and has a high recycled content of 75 percent. The product features Class A sound absorption and a 0.95 noise reduction coefficient (NRC), allowing them to enhance acoustic control in a space. In addition, the visible surface of the ceiling panel has an Akutex™ FT surface finish, which offers 85 percent light reflectivity and 99 percent light diffusion. This helps create a pleasant, energy-efficient interior environment, with more natural distribution of lighting. The panels also can be combined with a wide variety of light fixtures that can either be integrated into or suspended through holes easily cut into the center of the panels.
Ecophon Master Solo S ceiling panels can be used as the basis of 3D installations as well. By using the panels in different levels and angles, the designer can make the ceiling the focal point of the space. The panels are available in nominal sizes 48 inches x 48 inches and 48 inches x 96 inches.