Fräsch Expands its Award-Winning STRATAWOOD Collection

Fräsch, a Catalyst Acoustics Group company specializing in innovative acoustical design and sustainable solutions, is pleased to announce an extension of its award-winning STRATAWOOD collection: STRATAWOOD 2×2. The addition maintains STRATAWOOD’s appearance and acoustic performance in a compact panel sized perfectly to fit into a standard 15/16” T-Grid ceiling.

The updated 2×2 design incorporates a 3/8” lip around all sides, making for exceptionally easy installation in a drop ceiling. Like its predecessor, STRATAWOOD 2×2 panels can be field cut to fit around obstacles, such as light fixtures and sprinkler heads. The size of the new design is also ideal for less expensive and more sustainable parcel shipping.

“STRATAWOOD has been incredibly well received in the commercial market, both as an acoustic solution and design element in a wide variety of projects,” noted Slavi Nightingale, Fräsch co-founder and vice president of marketing. “We look forward to expanding its application options with 2×2 as this updated version of STRATAWOOD can refresh an existing ceiling or easily create a new one. We’re also excited about the options it will offer for unique wall designs.”

Matt Dickamore, VP of Creative for Denton House Design, inspired STRATAWOOD 2×2 after the configuration was tailored for use in the Metrodora Institute offices designed by Denton. “STRATAWOOD 2×2 not only provided the noise cancellation we needed on our project, but it also created a design element and enhanced the overall look and feel of the space,” he said.  “Anyone who enters the space experiences a noticeable change in sound, but they would never know the decorative wood paneled ceiling was providing that comfort. This product is a fantastic design element for any commercial project.  It warms up and elevates a space in both look and sound.”

Wood veneers offered in the 2×2 collection include the four most popular woodgrains from the original line: White Ash, Light Oak, Ebony, and Medium Walnut. These selections are stocked and available with short lead times. Coordinating brown and black Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) felt backings offer superior acoustical performance that cannot be achieved with ceilings made of only wood. Each piece is comprised of 9mm 100% PET with MDF wood veneer. The PET utilizes 55% post-consumer recycled content and is 100% recyclable. Wood components are FSC Chain of Custody certified.

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About Fräsch

Fräsch was founded with a vision to create beautiful yet functional products that help reduce unwanted noise and elevate the acoustical properties of any space. We deliver on this vision with a wide range of custom and existing products formed from eco-friendly PET felt.

Our team has years of combined design, manufacturing, and product development experience in the A&D industry—an experience that we have harnessed to create beautiful products that enhance and add to the design aesthetic of any space. We use lean manufacturing, the latest in production management techniques, and sustainable sourcing practices to carefully manage our costs and deliver a high-quality product at a value that is exceptional for our customers. Our range of colors and custom acoustic panel forming capabilities make us an ideal solution for virtually any project. Contact us to find a rep in your area.

About Catalyst Acoustics Group

Catalyst Acoustics Group is the parent company of an elite group of acoustic, seismic, vibration and noise control companies that together, offer the broadest portfolio of noise control solutions in the market today.  The independent brands, channels to market, products and services offered by each business remain unique, while leveraging the scale, deep functional expertise, broad channel reach and significant financial resources.