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SilentWall - Interior Wall System
Silence Is Golden For Patented Wall System ABET LAMINATI ‚¬Ëœs Commercial Wall System blends beauty, durability, affordability, ease of installation, a patented fastening system, and over 300 laminate choices. Now technology and design merge beautifully to create Silentwall ® -- a noise reducing component of the modular interior wall system. Silentwall is designed to absorb noise from highly frequented rooms, with a high level of background disturbance (offices, conference rooms, theaters, etc). Noise reduction is obtained by a special milling process of the panels, which are made of a high pressure laminate surface and a HDF wooden fiber core. The panels are also milled along the sides creating a groove for the insertion of the aluminum profiles making up the panel support structure to the wall. The profiles are made of silver anodized aluminum and enable the installation of the panels both horizontally and vertically. The profiles can be visible or non-visible. Three U.S. patents have been granted for the aluminum profiles supporting the panels, including the corner, end cap and connector profiles. In addition to innovation, the wall system offers the full range of ABET's laminates, including solid colors and textures, woodgrains, silk-screened designs and leather, all with semi- custom panel dimensions, and a variety of aluminum profiles for flexibility in function and design. Various accessories easily hook into the grooves. The Commercial Wall System uses a tongue-and-groove fastening system, in which an aluminum profile fastens to a wall and functions as the tongue, since the panel has a groove for the insertion of the profiles. The profiles are offered with various visual and functional options for versatility. The installation method is considered a “progressive installation,  which means the builder begins from a single point and adds to the wall progressively.

Pricing

A standard ABET LAMINATI Commercial Wall System will start in the price range of $8.00 to $10.00 per square foot range including most standard HPL offerings and aluminum profiles necessary to secure it to the wall. Premium laminates, leather, additional hardware, accessories or custom panel sizes of laminate will add to this cost.

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Over 300 of ABET LAMINATI's laminates can be used in the Commercial Wall System.
Abet Laminati
ABET LAMINATI, a leading producer of high decorative pressure laminates, offers almost 500 surfaces including solid color choices, woodgrains, metallics, natural recycled fibers, stone finishes, digital and silk-screen effects and Tefor, a 100% recycled and recyclable product. ABET also produces a commercial high pressure laminate floor, available 120 finishes with the colors and grains of almost every type of wood, plus solid colors. Also available is a real wood veneer flooring product offered in 10 woodgrain colors, an interior wall system and exterior laminate for the Rainscreen system. For samples or information call (800) 228-2238 or (201) 541-0700, fax (201) 541-0701 or visit www.abetlaminati.com. ABET Laminati, SpA (ABET) is a world leader in the production of high pressure laminate and turned 50 in 2007. In 1946 Bra was the center of the Italian leather treatment industry. A key component of this treatment was the tanning resin obtained locally. Indeed, ABET is an acronym for Anonimo Braidese Estratti Tannici (Company in Bra for tanning production). By the mid 1950's, however, this industry was in decline. ABET decided to redefine itself and sought an industry to which it might transition. During a visit to the United States one of ABET's technical staff, a Dr. Marelli came across high pressure laminate (HPL). There was an immediate recognition of the parallels of the production of this product to the tanning process. With HPL paper is treated with a resin. With leather the animal skin is treated with a tanning resin. Soon thereafter, ABET obtained a license for HPL production from Railite International. The first production plant opened in 1957. This plant has one press with 14 openings rendering a capacity for just over 100,000 square feet per day. This production capacity coincided with a flourishing Modern furniture industry. ABET (now ABET Laminati) enjoyed immediate success in its initial offerings for this application. After only four years daily production passed 320,000 square feet. In 1961 the product began to be called PRINT (Prodotto Railalite Internazionale). At this point ABET Laminati made two historic marketing decisions. The first was to offer the market place HPL that had identity as a product itself and not merely a copy of other materials (i.e. wood, marble, etc.). To accomplish this, collaboration began with the Milan School of design. HPL now began a radical transformation in its appearance. Functions also changed. ABET Laminati began to offer HPL for floors, exteriors, flame resistance, and self supporting panels. By 1967 ABET Laminati created the first silk-screened production of HPL. The second historic marketing decision was to grow a market presence outside of Italy. To this end the first ABET affiliate was created in France in 1962. This network of affiliates has grown to the current position of a presence in 90 countries. The two decisions accelerated the need for production. In the 1970's daily production grew to 1,400,000 square feet. By the 1990's over 1,700,000 square feet of HPL were produced per day. As of this writing (2005) ABET Laminati produces over 2,300,000 of HPL per day.
Address: 60 W. Sheffield Ave.
City: Englewood
State: NJ
Zip: 7631
Country: United States
Phone: (201) 281-0870
Fax: (201) 541-0701
Website: http://www.abetlaminati.com
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