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Arboreal
Arboreal ®
Real wood veneers provide the subtle tones and grain that only nature can create. Arboreal has real wood veneer permanently adhered to sheet aluminum with high recycled content, then factory finished with a clear or stained UV-cured finish. FSC-Certified veneers and other species are available. Note: View actual samples before selection. Wood is a natural product and will vary in color, grain, and figure. Click here to learn more
Arboreal
Plain Sliced Anigre
Arboreal
Edge Grain Amber Bamboo
Arboreal
Plain Sliced Cherry

Arboreal
Plain Sliced Mahogany

Arboreal
Plain Sliced Maple
Arboreal
Quarter Cut White Oak
Arboreal
Quarter Cut Eucalyptus
Arboreal
Plain Sliced Walnut

Sarante
Saranté ® PVC Free
Saranté is a wood grained dimensionally simulated finish that is almost indistinguishable from real wood. Saranté offers more consistent color and grain, greater economy and superior abuse resistance. It can be permanently adhered to any of our metal panel systems. Note: View actual samples before product selection.
Saranté
Créme Ovang
S-11
Saranté
Valley Maple
S-12N
Saranté
Red Birch
S-13

Saranté
Cinnamon Cherry S-14N

Saranté
Blond Pear
S-15
Saranté
Tan Sawn Oak
S-16N
Saranté
Dark Oak
S-17
Saranté
Sable Walnut
S-18
Saranté
Blond Teak
S-21
Saranté
Oak Line
S-22
Saranté
Golden Birch
S-23N

Saranté
Gray Cedar S-24N

Saranté
Natural Ovang
S-25
Saranté
Earth Rosewood
S-26
Saranté
Forest Walnut
S-27

Saranté
Dark Chestnut S-28N

Saranté
Golden Oak
S-31
Saranté
CP Maple
S-32
Saranté
Bamboo
S-33

Saranté
Cherry Anigre S-34

Saranté
Cherry Birch
S-35N
Saranté
European Cherry
S-36N
Saranté
Dark Jatoba
S-37

Saranté
Natural Walnut S-38



An abundance of scientific data indicates that Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a hazardous material that should be avoided when satisfactory alternatives are available. This position is consistent with findings of the USGBC LEED Technical and Scientific Advisory Committee PVC Task Group:

  • Chemicals used in or produced as byproducts in the manufacture of PVC are known to be toxic. These chemicals, including ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride, and dioxin. Dioxin is bioaccumulative making it especially toxic to entire ecosystems. Further, most PVC products require additives for processing or durability. These additives include heavy metals, organotins, and phthalate plasticizers. These chemicals are implicated in cancer, endocrine disruption, endometriosis, neurological damage, birth defects, reproductive system damage, and immune system damage.
  • When exposed to heat from building fires, PVC releases gases that turn into hydrochloric acid and damage the respiratory system of building occupants and first-responders. Fire also releases dioxin and other toxic compounds.

As a consequence, PVC and its precursors are heavily regulated in an attempt to reduce environmental release and exposure. (See Table 8-1 in US Dept of Health and Human Services report, Toxicological Profile for Vinyl Chloride, 2006 www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp20.pdf.)

In response, many organizations in the construction industry now advocate against the use of PVC. For example:


With regards to ceiling and wall panels, a satisfactory alternative to PVC laminates is now available. Ceilings Plus has reformulated its Saranté finish to remove PVC. The new formulation is marketed as Saranté PVC Free. As so often happens when environmental concerns are addressed, the new formulation outperforms the old one without imposing a premium on cost.

Ceilings Plus has a corporate policy of continuously reducing our environmental footprint. While Saranté is now PVC free, we have identified PVC in accessories used with several other products. The small presence of PVC in these products is recognized under the Living Building Challenge as a “Minor Component”. We have, however, identified alternative, PVC-free products and are working with our vendors to eliminate PVC and other chemicals of concern.

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