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Item: 88137

Mars™ High-NRC Acoustical Panels

Fine-textured panels designed to offer the highest standard in noise reduction or noise isolation.

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Overview

With ClimaPlus™ Performance
Mars™ High-NRC Acoustical Ceiling Panels are designed to offer the highest standard in noise reduction (NRC) or noise isolation (40 CAC). Fine-textured and mold resistant, they offer superior sag resistance and high light reflectance values. Their durability, performance and attractiveness make them an ideal choice for an array of spaces. These products provide the industry’s best visual and balanced acoustic performance solution on the market

Sound Absorption

0.90 NRC

Sound Attenuation

30 CAC

Light Reflectance

Up To 0.90

Recycled Content

66 %

Main Features

Mars™ High-NRC Acoustical Ceiling Panels are manufactured using a unique process that maximizes sound and anti-sag performance, producing excellent noise reduction coefficient (up to .90) and solid ceiling attenuation class (CAC) performance.
  • High light-reflective finish (LR-.90) reduces light fixtures and energy use
  • Washable and scrubbable finish Plant Based Binder
  • Impact and scratch resistant
  • Coordinates visually with Halcyon™ Acoustical Panels for open- or closed-plan applications
  • Non-directional, monolithic visual reduces installation time and waste
  • Compatible with Logix™ Integrated Ceiling Systems
  • ClimaPlus™ 30-year lifetime system warranty against visible sag, mold and mildew
  • Available with High Recycled Content (HRC)
  • Low-emitting product meets CA Specification 01350, California Department of Health Services Standard Practice for the testing of VOC emissions
  • Class A

Applications

  • Administrative Offices
  • Classrooms
  • Convention and Meeting Rooms
  • Department Stores and Boutiques
  • Executive Areas, Conference Areas and Board Rooms
  • Galleries and Exhibit Spaces
  • Guest Rooms and Suites
  • Lobbies and Reception Areas
  • Mall Interior Spaces
  • Media Centers, Music Rooms and Libraries
  • Nurseries and Birthing Rooms
  • Open Plan Offices
  • Patient Rooms

Specifications

Data Sheet PDF 1.7 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.
    0.90
  • Sound Attenuation (CAC) 30
  • Light Reflectance 0.90
  • Mold & Mildew Resistance
    Contains a broad-spectrum antimicrobial additive on the face and back of the panel that provides resistance against the growth of mold and mildew. Includes sag-resistance performance.
    Yes
  • Fire Resistance
    • Fire Rating Class A
  • ASTM E1264
    • astm-e1264-class IV: Mineral base with membrane-faced overlay, E: Lightly textured; G: Smooth, Form 1: Nodular; Form 2: Water-Felted
  • ASTM E84
    • Flame Spread 25 or less
    • Smoke Developed 50 or less
    • Fire Rating Class A

Sustainability

  • GREENGUARD Certification
    GREENGUARD Certification helps consumers choose building materials with lower VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions, which improves indoor air quality.
    Yes
  • Recycled Content 66%
  • VOC Emissions Low-emitting
  • Bio Based Yes

Physical Data

  • Thickness (in.) 1
  • Edge Square Edge
  • Panel Size 2' x 2'

Documents & Files

Data Sheets & Specifications

Data Sheet (English) PDF 1.7 MB
Architectural Specification (English) DOCX 77.7 KB

Catalogs & Brochures

System Catalog (English) PDF 29.3 MB
Brochure (English) PDF 6.8 MB

Installation & Technical Manuals

Installation Guide (English) PDF 677.1 KB
Technical Guide (English) PDF 2.1 MB

SDS, Certifications & Reports

SDS (English) PDF 152.8 KB
SDS (Spanish) PDF 155.2 KB

Warranty

Warranties (English) PDF 611.0 KB

Sustainability

Product Attribute Report (English) PDF 976.1 KB
HPD (English) PDF 108.3 KB
Declare Label (English) PDF 152.7 KB
EPD (English) PDF 550.2 KB

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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.

  • 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.

  • What is the best way to cut a reveal in a ceiling panel?

    The best way to cut a reveal edge in a panel is with a utility knife or a special Reveal edge tool.

  • 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.

  • 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 "X" Technology?

    "X" Technology is a unique manufacturing method which was developed by and introduced to the market by USG in 1989. This technology is used to produce ceiling panels with sag resistance and exceptional acoustical performance found in USG’s line of ceiling products with ClimaPlus™ Performance.

  • 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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