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Donn® Brand DXW™ 1-1/2" Acoustical Suspension System

Perfect design alternative for high bay areas and large panel modules.



A perfect design alternative for high bay areas and large panel modules. Donn® Brand DXW™ Acoustical Suspension System is an exposed grid system that features a bold 1-1/2" face for ceilings requiring clear, strong modular definition. It’s hot-dipped, galvanized steel body inhibits rust.

Main Features

With all the design and installation advantages of the DX® system, Donn® Brand DX®/DXL™ Acoustical Suspension System, featuring a bold 1-1/2” face, adds an aesthetic alternative for larger scale installations and high ceilings. It provides the load carrying capacity needed for acoustical panels, light fixtures, and HVAC components.

  • 1-1/2" exposed grid system
  • Design alternative for high-bay areas and large panel modules
  • Cross-tee override-ends resist twisting and ensure a finished look
  • Meets or exceeds all national code requirements, including seismic
  • Design flexibility helps meet life safety codes
  • Proprietary Quick-Release™ cross tees.
  • ICC-ES evaluated approach to seismic design installations (ICC-ESR-1222)
  • Available with High Recycled Content (HRC)
  • Custom color available
  • Easily create slip joints


Donn® Brand DXW™

Donn® Brand DXW™

Edge Compatibility

Square Edge

Square Edge

colors & finishes: Charcoal 534

Charcoal 534
Flat Black 205
Flat White 050
Manila 246
Parchment 103
Sandstone 090
Silver Satin 002
Straw 143
Taupe 107

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 Seismic IBC Rated Load
4' Hanger Spacing 5' Hanger Spacing 6' Hanger Spacing
DXW26 Intermediate Duty 12.00 foot 1.50 inch Class A A-F 16 lb./LF 8.5 lb./LF 5 lb./LF

Cross Tees

  • Firecode®
Item Number Length Height Fire Class
DXW424 4.00 foot 1.50 inch Class A
DXW224 2.00 foot 1.50 inch Class A

Documents & Files

Data Sheets & Specifications

Data/Submittal Sheet (English) PDF 927.4 KB
Architectural Specification (English) DOCX 105.6 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 205.4 KB
SDS (Spanish) PDF 61.8 KB
Evaluation Reports (English)


Warranties (English) PDF 146.0 KB


VOC Emissions Certificate (English) PDF 450.3 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?

  • How is the spacing of wire hangers determined for fire-rated assemblies?

    All systems must be installed and tested in compliance with ASTM C636.

  • 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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