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Ceiling Solutions to Improve IAQ

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. announces the 24/7 Defend™ portfolio of practical, affordable solutions that contribute to healthier, safer spaces—and cleaner air. This growing portfolio includes new AirAssure™ ceiling systems that self-seal into the ceiling grid to prevent air leaks, and an in-ceiling ultraviolet (UV-C) air purification system.


When placed in a standard ceiling grid, AirAssure ceiling panels form a tight seal and reduce airflow leakage up to 4x more than panels without AirAssure performance. A tighter sealed room allows more air to flow through return air vents where it can be filtered or purified. According to independent testing, AirAssure panels allow these ventilation systems to filter up to 40% more air. In buildings where the air space above ceilings is shared among multiple rooms, AirAssure can help reduce the risk of pathogen transfer.


The Armstrong VidaShield UV24 system is uniquely designed to pair an active UV-C air purification system with Armstrong ceiling panels. The drop-in products include shielded ultraviolet light that deactivates pathogens and protects people from any exposure to ultraviolet light. The 2' x 4' unobtrusive system draws air into a hidden chamber above the ceiling, exposing air to UV-C light and returns clean air to the room.


Armstrong VidaShield UV24 systems use patented, scientifically proven UV-C air cleaning technology that continuously cleans and reduces the level of pathogens in a room’s air. Each product can treat a volume of air equivalent to an 8' x 10' x 10' room 4x per hour. The system neutralizes 97% of infectious pathogens in aerosols on the first pass of air.

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