This month’s roundup showcases a selection of new and innovative ceiling systems that feature undulating resin panels, prefabricated wooden coffers, and a simulated skylight. — Sebastian Howard

Faux-wood panels
The new USG PANZ line of ceiling tiles are aluminum panels laminated with a faux-wood grain. The simulated-wood choices for metal panels and planks include oak, maple, and cherry, and are available in a variety of sizes up to 2' x 6'. The company manufactures its ceilings using 90 percent recycled material, and the high aluminum content in this product makes it a viable candidate for recycling at the end of its life cycle. USG, Chicago, Ill.

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High-perfomance absorption
CertainTeed’s AdagioTM ceiling panel, the newest addition to the company’s Designer Series of ceiling systems, combines the sound absorption of high-density fiberglass with the sound-containment qualities of mineral fiber. This hybrid design, which has an NRC rating of 0.95, and a CAC rating of 38 to 40, eliminates the need for full-height wall partitions. Adiago is easily installed in compatable suspension systems. CertainTeed, Valley Forge, Pa.

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Sinuous ceilings
3form’s Shapes series consists of predesigned and fully configurable resin panels. The model shown, called Flow A&B, creates a gentle, fluid flow with a two-panel, repeat pattern. Part of the Continuous Pattern category, Flow A&B provides specifiers with a custom-look, decorative design solution. Other varieties in the Shapes series form twists, sharp angles, peaks, and valleys, and the products can be installed on both walls and ceilings. 3form, Salt Lake City, Utah,

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Large-scale acoustical dampening
NewAcoustic is a ceiling system by Newmat created for high acoustical absorption. The microperforated PVC membrane is stretched over a PVC or aluminum rail, and can be installed by itself or on top of an acoustical core. Different colors and finishes limit the size of each ceiling section to anywhere between 250 and 1,250 square feet. The product has a noise-reduction coefficient from 0.5 to 1.0. NewAcoustic is used in facilities such as San Francisco’s Olympic Club (above), and in numerous Apple Stores. Newmat USA, West Babylon, NY.

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