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             Announcing the First “Green” Composite Roofing Board

with “Class A” Fire Rating

 

Today’s low-slope commercial roofing products are rising to the many application challenges faced by architects, building owners, and roofing contractors. Structodek® TD™, an environmentally friendly, fire-retardant composite roofing board, is now available from Knight-Celotex, a U.S. Green Building Council Member and premier manufacturer of commercial and residential roofing board. Structodek TD takes low-slope commercial roofing to new heights of safety and performance.

Structodek TD is the first recyclable high-density composite roofing board containing special additives that have garnered it a “Class A” Fire Rating. By specifying this highly-rated flame-retardant roofing board, architects and building owners gain peace of mind and ensure maximum safety for their building, its inhabitants, and roofing installers. When compared to traditional   fiberglass-reinforced gypsum products, not only is Structodek TD safer and “greener,” it is more economical and easier to install, giving it a clear-cut edge that enhances building value.

“Our original earth-friendly Structodek product provided a robust foundation for this new version. Structodek TD uniquely incorporates fire-retardant elements for effective torch-down applications and circumstances where a fire-rated roofing board is needed,” said Chip Herndon, VP of Business Development, Knight-Celotex. “Structodek TD gives architects, building owners, and contractors yet another trusted option for commercial roofing projects.”

 

 

 

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Today’s top roofing systems manufacturers have tested and approved Structodek TD for torch-down roofing applications. Structodek TD can be utilized as insulation board, cover board, or over existing roofing for a broad range of low-slope systems, including single-ply, modified bitumen, built-up systems, hybrid systems, self-adhered, spray foam, and liquid membranes. Structodek TD can be applied to wood or non-combustible decks with or without insulation. It offers tight adhesion without the problem of excess absorption.

Because Structodek TD does not contain fiberglass, roofing installers are not exposed to dangerous fiberglass dust particles, which can be inhaled and irritate skin when a product is cut. While other products require sawing, installers can safely and easily cut Structodek TD with just a utility knife. Installing Structodek TD is a breeze because it is lightweight and easier to handle than other roofing board products.

As more buildings “go green,” Structodek TD is becoming the roofing board of choice due to its recyclable, all-natural composition. In addition, Structodek® TD™ provides thermal insulation with an R-value of 1.0 to roofing systems.

With superior structural rigidity and dimensional stability, the robust ½-inch-thick boards support wheeled loads and heavy foot traffic. Boards come in 4-ft x 4-ft or 4-ft x 8-ft sizes. Flute span is 1-5/8 inches.

Structodek TD offers full compliance. It is UL 790 tested and approved as a Class A Rated Systems component (on combustible decks). It also complies with UL 723 for flame spread and smoke development. Additional compliance includes FM 4450 and/or 4470.

For a product sample and more information about Structodek TD, call 1-800-375-0289 or visit www.knightcelotexroofing.com

 

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Joel Benway                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

847-999-2019

jbenway@aknightcompany.com

 

July 17th, 2008

 

 

KNIGHT CELOTEX ANNOUNCES SOUNDSTOP® FIBERBOARD UNDERLAYMENT IS GREEN AND NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Low cost, environmentally friendly, easily available

 

NORTHFIELD, IL – Knight-Celotex, the world leader in fiberboard technology, today announced their SoundStop® sound deadening underlayment product is all-natural and now available via the newly launched website www.soundstopunderlayment.com. 

 

When compared to other flooring underlayment options, SoundStop® Underlayment is an organic product offering excellent sound testing results.

 

Composed of bio-based, pre-consumer content (wood chip or sugarcane fibers), and utilizing a binding agent consisting of natural vegetable starch, SoundStop® Underlayment is composed of 93% natural materials. 

 

By achieving impact isolation class (IIC) ratings of 57, SoundStop® Underlayment effectively deadens footfall noise on hardwood or laminate floors as well as sound transfer between rooms. SoundStop® Underlayment is easily installable over a typical floor system or a concrete slab, with the flooring being laid directly over the underlayment.

 

“SoundStop Underlayment provides the consumer a quality underlayment product with quality results” said Amy Smith, director of marketing.  “The fact that our underlayment is truly a green building product sets us apart from the competition and offers more benefits at a lower cost.”

 

Perfect for multi-family dwellings, condos, offices or high-rises, SoundStop® Underlayment offers superior performance at a low cost while maintaining its all-natural composition, making it the simple choice for any homeowner, contractor or installer.

Site forman Justin Lewellyn recommends the product: “SoundStop® Underlayment solves my customers’ noise problems and adds great value at a low price.  I know the job will be a success the first time.”

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The demand for green building products is on the rise.  Builders and architects need to meet building codes and consumers are becoming more environmentally aware and product savvy. 

 

Homeowners are interested in sound deadening flooring underlayment options but can’t afford the high costs of premium products currently on the market.

 

Knight-Celotex SoundStop® Underlayment offers a cost-effective, environmentally friendly sound deadening option for homeowners and builders. 

 

Knight-Celotex is headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Northfield, IL. The company is the world’s leading manufacturer of fiberboard products for residential and commercial construction. Knight-Celotex brands include SoundStop® Sound Deadening Wall Systems, SturdyBrace® structural sheathing, Premium Wall Sheathing, Structodek® commercial roofing products, and Flexcell Expansion Joint Filler. Knight-Celotex manufacturing facilities are located in Danville, VA, Lisbon Falls, and Sunbury, PA.

 

Specific test results or installation information is available by calling 1-800-596-9699 or visit http://www.SoundStopUnderlayment.com

 

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Joel Benway                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

847-999-2019

jbenway@aknightcompany.com

 

July 17th, 2008

 

KNIGHT CELOTEX OFFERS SUPERIOR GREEN SOUND DEADENING AT A REASONABLE COST

New test results show how environmentally-friendly SoundStop® Fiberboard stands up against the competition.

 

Recently released test results show that SoundStop® wall systems can now achieve higher sound transmission class (STC) ratings which compete with the premier (more expensive) sound proofing products on the market.

 

The high STC results are achieved by introducing an all-natural rockwool mineral fiber insulation into the standard Knight-Celotex SoundStop® fiberboard wall system.  By utilizing this new wall system, users will experience STC ratings as high as 69. 

 

The demand for green building products is on the rise.  Builders and architects need to meet building codes and consumers are becoming more environmentally aware and product savvy.  Homeowners are interested in sound deadening options but can’t afford the high costs of premium products currently on the market.

 

Dan Stogner, with Emerald Insulation, has recently utilized the new rockwool/SoundStop® system.  “After using rockwool and SoundStop combined there is no doubt in my mind that, for the money, this is the best product on the market for superior sound control.”

 

Knight-Celotex SoundStop® offers a cost-effective, environmentally friendly sound deadening option for homeowners and builders. 

 

Composed of 97% organic materials, SoundStop® is the cost effective, high quality, green choice for sound deadening in the home, office or business. 

 

Knight-Celotex is headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Northfield, IL. The company is the world’s leading manufacturer of fiberboard products for residential and commercial construction. Knight-Celotex brands include SoundStop® Sound Deadening Wall Systems, SturdyBrace® structural sheathing, Premium Wall Sheathing, Structodek® commercial roofing products, and Flexcell Expansion Joint Filler. Knight-Celotex manufacturing facilities are located in Danville, VA, Lisbon Falls, ME and Sunbury, PA.

 

Specific test results or installation information is available by calling 1-800-596-9699 or visit http://www.SoundStop.net

 

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