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Donn® Brand DXSS™ Acoustical Suspension System

Cost-effective ceiling suspension system providing protection in industrial environments and laboratories where the entire grid system must withstand the rigors of a humid environment.



This ceilings suspension system has an aesthetically pleasing natural metal finish with excellent corrosion resistance. Donn® Brand DXSS™ Acoustical Suspension System is a cost-effective ceiling suspension system providing protection in industrial environments and laboratories where the entire grid system must withstand the rigors of a humid environment.

Main Features

Donn® Brand DXSS™ Acoustical Suspension System offers excellent corrosion resistance with all of its grid components (bulb, web and face) made of type 304 stainless steel. It can be used in non-magnetic environments and meets USDA/FSIS requirements. All component faces are protected by a strippable PVC coating that makes cleanup quick and easy.

  • 15/16" Type 304, austenitic grade non-magnetic stainless steel system
  • Resistant to direct and indirect contact with many corrosive agents
  • Cross-tee override-ends resist twisting and ensure a finished look
  • Meets USDA/FSIS requirements
  • Proprietary Quick-Release™ cross tees
  • Lifetime limited warranty


Donn® Brand DXSS™

Donn® Brand DXSS™

Edge Compatibility



Shadowline Bevel

Shadowline Bevel

Shadowline Tapered

Shadowline Tapered

Square Edge

Square Edge

Tees & Molding

Tees & Molding

What do I need to build this Suspension System?

Tees & Molding
  • KEY:
  • 1) Main Tee
  • 2) Cross Tee
  • 3) Wall Molding

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Main Tees

  • Firecode®
Item Number ASTM Class Length Height Fire Class Rated Load
2' Hanger Spacing 3' Hanger Spacing 4' Hanger Spacing 5' Hanger Spacing 6' Hanger Spacing
DXSS24 Light Duty 12.00 foot 1.50 inch Class A 70 lb./LF 28.6 lb./LF 12 lb./LF 6.1 lb./LF 3.5 lb./LF

Cross Tees

  • Firecode®
Item Number Length Height Fire Class
DXSS424 4.00 foot 1.50 inch Class A
DXSS224 2.00 foot 1.50 inch Class A

Documents & Files

Data Sheets & Specifications

Data/Submittal Sheet (English) PDF 378.9 KB
Architectural Specification (English) DOCX 107.8 KB

White Papers

Sell Sheet (English) PDF 2.5 MB

Installation & Technical Manuals

Technical Guide (English)
Installation Guide (English) PDF 822.1 KB

SDS, Certifications & Reports

VOC Emissions Certificate (English) PDF 450.3 KB
SDS (English) PDF 154.3 KB
SDS (Spanish) PDF 36.2 KB
Evaluation Reports (English)


Warranties (English) PDF 146.0 KB


VOC Emissions Certificate (English) PDF 450.3 KB
EPD (English) PDF 520.6 KB

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q & a

  • How is the load test data collected for ceiling grid?

    Load data and spans are based on simple span tests in accordance with ASTM C635, with a deflection limitation of L/360.

  • What are the best grids to use in an area that is accessible to moisture?

    The best grids to use in an area accessible to moisture are the Donn® AX™ Acoustical Suspension System or the Donn® ZXLA™ Acoustical Suspension System.

  • How do you remove cross tees without a tool?

    To remove a cross tee, push up on the main tee with your thumbs (where the cross tee is connected) and rotate it until the cross tee pops up and out of the slot.

  • How much force is required to insert a cross tee with a quick release clip?

    It takes 12-14 pounds of force to install a cross tee.

  • What gauge hanger wire is needed to install grid?

    For residential installation 18-gauge wire is required. For commercial installation 12-gauge wire is required.

  • What is the warranty for a system, that uses USG tile and grid together?

    There is a lifetime warranty on any ceiling system that is used in conjunction with our tile and grid. All grid is lifetime when used with USG tile, however not all tile is lifetime when used with USG grid. See complete warranty for details.

  • What is the standard warranty of grid?

  • When installing grid, what is the minimum clearance needed from the overhead structure?

    Minimum clearance is 4", which allows ceiling tiles to be inserted and removed freely.

  • Which grid is the best grid to use in a Clean Room environment?

    USG Donn® Brand CE™ Acoustical Suspension System is the best grid for a Clean Room environment.

  • How do you take main tees apart without a tool?

    Facing the main tee splice place your left hand near the left side of the splice and right hand near the right side of the splice. Using a shearing motion, push with your left hand and pull with your right hand. This disconnects the main tee splice. Be sure to straighten the end tabs before attempting to reconnect.

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