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Item: 484

Frost™ High-NRC/High-CAC Acoustical Panels

Excellent combination of noise reduction and sound attenuation for use in mixed (open-plan/closed-plan) office design.

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Item: 484

Acoustics: 0.80 NRC / 38 CAC

Size: 2 ft. x 2 ft.

Color: White

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Overview

With ClimaPlus™ Performance
Providing light reflectance and sound control, these high performance panels offer sag resistance, durability, and versatility for many environments. From sound and moisture control to high recycled content and zero emissions, Frost™ High-NRC/High-CAC Acoustical Ceiling Panels are perfect for the wide-range of needs of architects and designers. These fine-textured, cast acoustical panels resist sagging and feature an excellent combination of noise reduction and light reflectance. They are perfect for conference and lobby areas, executive offices, open office plans, boutiques and education environments.

Sound Absorption

0.80 NRC

Sound Attenuation

38 CAC

Light Reflectance

Up To 0.89

Recycled Content

73 %

Main Features

Frost™ High-NRC/High-CAC Acoustical Ceiling Panels with an excellent combination of noise reduction and sound attenuation, high recycled content, high light reflectance and zero VOC emissions, offer the ideal single ceiling panel solution for use in mixed office design.
  • Excellent combination of noise reduction (up to NRC - 0.80) and sound attenuation (up to CAC - 40) for use in mixed (open plan/closed plan) office design
  • Zero VOC emissions exceeds CA Specification 01350.
  • USDA Certified Biobased Product
  • High light-reflective finish (up to LR - 0.89) reduces light fixtures and energy use
  • Damage-resistant panels with integral color help to reduce the overall cost of ownership
  • ClimaPlus™ 30-year lifetime system warranty against visible sag, mold and mildew
  • Available with High Recycled Content (HRC)

Specifications

Data Sheet PDF 1.2 MB

Performance

  • Sound Absorption (NRC)
    NRC stands for Noise Reduction Coefficient. It is a measure of how much sound is absorbed by a given material. It is listed as a decimal and relates to percentage sound absorbed.
    0.80
  • Sound Attenuation (CAC) 38
  • Light Reflectance 0.89
  • Mold & Mildew Resistance Yes
  • Fire Resistance
    • Fire Rating Class A
  • ASTM E1264
    • astm-e1264-class III: Mineral base with painted finish, E: Lightly textured, Form 4: Cast or molded
  • ASTM E84
    • Flame Spread 25 or less
    • Smoke Developed 50 or less
    • Fire Rating Class A

Sustainability

  • GREENGUARD Certification Yes
  • Recycled Content 73%
  • VOC Emissions Zero-emitting
  • Bio Based Yes

Physical Data

  • Thickness (in.) 7/8
  • Color White
  • Edge Shadowline Bevel
  • Panel Size 2 ft. x 2 ft.

Installation

Installation Guide PDF 677.1 KB

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USG Ceilings Portfolio Series: Episode 2 - Performance Features

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USG Ceilings Portfolio Series: Episode 3 - USG Panel Types

Documents & Files

Installation & Technical Manuals

Technical Guide (English)
Installation Guide (English) PDF 677.1 KB

SDS, Certifications & Reports

SDS (English) PDF 136.1 KB
SDS (Spanish) PDF 137.0 KB
Certificates (English) PDF 1.1 MB

Warranties

Warranties (English) PDF 611.0 KB

Sustainability

EPD (English) PDF 1.4 MB

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q & a

  • Why is LR important?

    When the proper type of lighting fixture is used with a high LR ceiling, there can be savings in both initial construction costs as well as long-term energy costs. The concept is to use the ceiling to reflect light back into the occupied space.

  • Why is NRC important?

    NRC is very important in open office plan environments where there are few full height walls to help absorb or block sound.

  • What does ClimaPlus™ mean?

    USG’s line of products with ClimaPlus™ Performance have additional resistance to temperature and humidity. This in turn provides additional resistance to sagging and warping of the ceiling panels.

  • What does LR stand for?

    LR stands for light reflectance. It is a measure of the percentage of light which is reflected off of a given panel surface. Typically, the whiter and smoother the ceiling panel, the higher the LR value.

  • What is NRC?

    NRC stands for Noise Reduction Coefficient. It is a measure of how much sound is absorbed by a given material. It is listed as a decimal and relates to percentage sound absorbed.

  • When referring to ceiling panels, what is the meaning of type, form and pattern?

    These categories refer to ASTM Test E 1264.
    Type refers to the base material of the panel.
    Form refers to the manufacturing process of the panel.
    Pattern refers to the type of texture or pattern in the panel.

  • What is the difference between Class A and Firecode® branded materials?

    Class A signifies that a panel attained a flame spread index of 25 or less (based on 100 for untreated red oak) when tested in accordance with the Standard ASTM E 84. The Firecode® brand signifies that the panel has been classified as a protective membrane in a floor-ceiling or roof-ceiling assembly in accordance with the Standard ASTM E 119. All Firecode® protective membranes offered by USG have attained a Class A rating.

  • What is the difference between wet-felted and cast ceiling panels?

    Wet-felted panels are typically mechanically perforated and fissured. They are very dense and more economical than other types of ceiling panels. Cast ceiling panels are non-perforated and are manufactured in a different “cast” process, hence its name, that enhances their surface appearance and provides excellent sound absorption and durability.

  • How many acoustical panel types does USG offer?

    USG offers four major types of acoustical panels as well as Gypsum based panels for special applications. They are: Wet-Felted, Cast, "X" Technology and Fiberglass.

  • How far in advance can I order ceiling panel before installation?

    Storage time of materials at the job site should be as short as possible, and environmental conditions should be as near as possible to those specified for occupancy. Excess humidity during storage can cause expansion of material and possible warp, sag, or poor fit after installation. Chemical changes in the mat and/or coatings can be aggravated by excess humidity and cause discoloration during storage, even in unopened cartons. Cartons should be removed from pallets and stringers to prevent distortion of material. Long-term (6-12 months) storage under uncontrolled environmental conditions should be avoided.

  • Why is CAC important?

    CAC is important when there is a need for privacy between spaces.

  • What is the minimum NRC recommended for open office plan environments?

    It is best to use a minimum of .70 NRC and up to .80 - .90 NRC panel for this type of application.

  • What is CAC?

    CAC stands for Ceiling Attenuation Class. It is the measure of the blocking of sound through one ceiling plane, into the plenum above, and back through the other ceiling plane to an adjacent space.

  • Why would I use one ceiling panel type over another?

    The different panel substrates provide panels with unique characteristics. The use of the different panels will vary based on specific needs and application.

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    Let us do research and get back to you (usually within 48 hours).

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    Call our Technical Support team at 800-874-4968 (Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm Central).

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