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Donn® Brand ZXLA™ 15/16" Acoustical Suspension System

Affordable alternative to aluminum grid offering superior corrosion resistance.

Overview

Overview

An affordable alternative to aluminum grid. USG Donn® Brand ZXLA™ Acoustical Suspension System offers superior corrosion resistance. It is compatible with all DX® suspension systems.

Main Features

The Donn® Brand ZXLA™ Acoustical Suspension Systemis a fire-rated, 15/16" galvanized steel system that offers an affordable alternative to aluminum grid. Made of painted hot-dipped galvanized steel with an aluminum face, ZXLA grid can be installed in many environments where aluminum grid would normally be required, providing significant cost savings over all-aluminum or extruded systems. Its polyester paint finish and stainless steel clip provide unequaled corrosion protection.

  • G90 hot-dipped galvanized grid system with aluminum cap, conforms to ASTM C635 for use in extreme environments
  • Polyester paint finish and stainless steel clip provides unequaled corrosion protection
  • Meets or exceeds all national code requirements, including seismic and fire-rated assemblies up to 2 hours
  • Design flexibility helps meet life-safety codes
  • Aluminum-capped grid system, suitable for use in food processing areas, meets USDA/FSIS requirements
  • Proprietary Quick-Release™ cross tees
  • Suitable for wind uplift applications.
  • Tested for environmental conditions in accordance with ASTM C635

Profile

Edge Compatibility

Shadowline

Shadowline

Shadowline Bevel

Shadowline Bevel

Shadowline Tapered

Shadowline Tapered

Square Edge

Square Edge

colors & finishes: Flat Black 205

Flat Black 205
Flat White 050
Silver Satin 002
Silvertone 052
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 6' Hanger Spacing
ZXLA26 Heavy Duty 12.00 foot 1.64 inch Firecode A-F 16 lb./LF
ZXLA24 Intermediate Duty 12.00 foot 1.64 inch Firecode A-C 3.6 lb./LF

Cross Tees

  • Firecode®
Item Number Length Height Fire Class
ZXLA424 4.00 foot 1.50 inch Firecode
ZXLA224 2.00 foot 1.50 inch Firecode

Documents & Files

White Papers

Sell Sheet (English) PDF 2.5 MB
forms (English) PDF 678.7 KB

Catalogs & Brochures

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

SDS, Certifications & Reports

SDS (English) PDF 180.9 KB
SDS (Spanish) PDF 38.9 KB
evaluation-reports (English)

Warranties

Warranties (English) PDF 611.0 KB

Sustainability

HPD (English) PDF 99.2 KB
Declare Label (English) PDF 157.5 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 is the standard warranty of grid?

  • 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.

  • 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 3", which allows ceiling tiles to be inserted and removed freely.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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