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Item: 22521

Radar™ Firecode® High-NRC/High-CAC Acoustical Panels

Lightly textured panels. Designed for maximum sound absorption and reduction with a great look even on a budget, includes Firecode® to meet life-safety codes.

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Item: 22521

Acoustics: 0.70 NRC / 40 CAC

Size: 2' x 2'

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Overview

With ClimaPlus™ Performance
Designed for maximum sound absorption and reduction with a great look even on a budget. Radar™ Firecode® High-NRC/High-CAC Acoustical Ceiling Panels are great looking, clean panels at an economical price. Their noise reduction qualities, aesthetics and high light reflectance make them an excellent choice for a variety of ceiling projects in conference rooms, privacy rooms and open office plans.

Sound Absorption

0.70 NRC

Sound Attenuation

40 CAC

Light Reflectance

Up To 0.84

Recycled Content

57 %

Main Features

Radar™ Firecode® High-NRC/High-CAC Acoustical Ceiling Panels are great looking, clean panels at an economical price. Their noise reduction qualities, aesthetics and high light reflectance make them an excellent choice for a variety of ceiling projects in conference rooms, privacy rooms and open office plans.
Radar™ Firecode® High-NRC/High-CAC Acoustical Ceiling Panels are optimal for those seeking to increase room-to-room privacy. These easy-to-install panels offer long-lasting superior sound control.
  • Non-directional all-purpose ceiling pattern
  • High-NRC/High-CAC formulation helps comply with ANSI S12.60 classroom guidelines
  • Available with 40 CAC for increased room-to-room speech privacy and .70 NRC for greater sound control in open-plan areas
  • Light Reflectance (LR): .84
  • ClimaPlus™ 30-year lifetime system warranty against visible sag, mold and mildew
  • Firecode® product designed to meet life-safety codes
  • USDA Certified Biobased Product
  • 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

Applications

  • Administrative Offices
  • Cafeterias
  • Classrooms
  • Convention and Meeting Rooms
  • Corridors and Hallways
  • Department Stores and Boutiques
  • Grocery Stores
  • Health and Fitness
  • Lobbies and Reception Areas
  • Mechanical Rooms
  • Media Centers, Music Rooms and Libraries
  • Nurseries and Birthing Rooms
  • Patient Rooms
  • Restrooms, Utility Rooms and Loading Docks
  • Stairways and Elevator Shafts
  • Warehouses

Specifications

Data Sheet

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.
    0.70
  • Sound Attenuation (CAC) 40
  • Light Reflectance 0.84
  • 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 Firecode®
  • ASTM E1264
    • astm-e1264-class III: Mineral base with painted finish, C: Perforated, small holes; E: Lightly textured, Form 2: Water-Felted
  • ASTM E84
    • Flame Spread 25 or less
    • Smoke Developed 50 or less
    • Fire Rating Firecode®

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 57%
  • VOC Emissions Low-emitting
  • Bio Based Yes

Physical Data

  • Thickness (in.) 3/4
  • Edge Square Edge
  • Panel Size 2' x 2'

Installation

Installation Guide PDF 677.1 KB

USG Ceilings Portfolio Series: Episode 1 - Installation & Edge Style

It is important to consider which installation method and edge style is right for your project. This video details the options you have when using USG products.

USG Ceilings Portfolio Series: Episode 2 - Performance Features

Consider these performance attributes when choosing your ceiling.

USG Ceilings Portfolio Series: Episode 3 - USG Panel Types

Each of USG's ceiling panels offers a solution for its unique environment.

Documents & Files

Data Sheets & Specifications

Data Sheet (English) PDF 805.4 KB
Architectural Specification (English) DOCX 75.5 KB

Catalogs & Brochures

System Catalog (English) PDF 29.3 MB
Brochure (English) PDF 607.1 KB

Installation & Technical Manuals

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

SDS, Certifications & Reports

SDS (English) PDF 102.7 KB
SDS (Spanish) PDF 122.7 KB

Warranty

Warranties (English) PDF 611.0 KB

Sustainability

Product Attribute Report (English) PDF 1.1 MB
HPD (English) PDF 53.4 KB
EPD (English) PDF 905.8 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.

  • Does USG offer both types of ceiling panels — Class A and Firecode® branded panels?

    Yes. Some patterns are offered in both Class A and Firecode® branded formulations.

  • 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.

  • Does the ceiling tile and grid system alone provide a fire-rated assembly?

    No. The ceiling system achieves a time rating based on the entire assembly which includes roof deck or floor deck assembly.

  • When hold-down clips are required, how much space should I leave between the clips, on the grid?

    The recommendation for hold-down clip spacing is two clips per panel, centered on the grid, between the panels.

  • 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.

  • 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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