How does it work?


By absorbing echoes and reflected sound BASWA Systems makes conversation clearer, even in harsh situations, by reducing reverberation time.

The BASWA Systems have microscopically porous surfaces, that appear to be solid, applied onto a mineral wool panel. High frequency sound energy passes through the pores, into the mineral wool, and is converted into heat energy. Low frequency sound energy vibrates the porous surface diaphragmatically, transforming the sound energy into heat energy.

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Acoustical Test Data


The BASWA Phon Seamless Sound Absorbing Plaster System has been tested by independent third party testing agencies. Test Data simulates actual installed field condition details. Coefficient testing is calculated following ASTM C423 Sound Absorption Test guidelines for A and E Mountings. The chart below shows absorption coefficients and NRC Ratings for standard BASWA Phon Finishes by respective system thickness.

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BASWA Phon 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 NRC Ratings
30mm Classic Fine Finish 0.32 0.34 0.86 0.98 0.89 0.72 0.75
40mm Classic Fine Finish 0.31 0.63 0.98 0.90 0.87 0.76 0.85
70mm Classic Fine Finish 0.45 0.92 0.99 0.84 0.84 0.70 0.90
30mm Classic Base Finish 0.24 0.30 0.92 1.01 0.90 0.80 0.80
40mm Classic Base Finish 0.34 0.52 1.00 1.00 0.88 0.84 0.85
70mm Classic Base Finish 0.44 0.95 1.05 0.91 0.84 0.76 0.95
30mm Fine Finish 0.27 0.32 0.90 1.04 0.89 0.80 0.80
40mm Fine Finish 0.35 0.59 0.99 0.98 0.87 0.83 0.85
70mm Fine Finish 0.44 0.91 0.99 0.95 0.82 0.75 0.90
30mm Base Finish 0.32 0.30 0.86 1.09 0.97 0.85 0.80
40mm Base Finish 0.29 0.54 1.04 1.08 0.93 0.88 0.90
70mm Base Finish 0.46 1.03 1.10 1.07 0.94 0.88 1.05

Other Test Data


FIRE TEST DATA
Class A Fire Rating per the ASTM E84 Standard.

MOLD & MILDEW TEST DATA
10 out of a best possible 10 (which signifies no growth) on both the front and back face per the ASTM D 3273 Standard.

VOC TEST DATA
Compliant with the California Section 01350.

LIGHT REFLECTANCE TEST DATA
Light Reflectance Value of .79 per the ASTM E 1477‐98 Standard.


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Specifications & Details


The heart of BASWAphon's appeal is a combination of exceptional absorption with a strikingly beautiful appearance.

Classic Fine Finish


Premium Smooth Finish

Classic Fine Finish Characteristics
  +  Smoothest, Finest Marble Aggregate Finish 
  +  Hand Troweled, 2 Coat Finish on Factory Coated Panel
  +  NRC Ratings Ranging from 0.75 to 0.90
  +  Continues to set aesthetic and performance standards for seamless acoustical products.

BASWA Phon Classic Fine Assembly
Once BASWA Phon Panels are properly adhered to an acceptable stable substrate, beveled seams are filled with BASWA Pre-Fill. Once dry, a coat of BASWA Base is trowel applied over the surface. After drying overnight, a coat of BASWA Fine is trowel applied. 

Classic Base Finish


Formerly Resilient Finish

Smooth, Durable, Washabale, Mold and Mildew Resistant Finish

Classic Base Finish Characteristics
  +  Smooth Marble Aggregate Finish
  +  Hand Troweled, 2 Coat Finish on Factory Coated Panel
  +  NRC Ratings Ranging from 0.80 to 0.95
  +  Ideal for high humidity; spas, natatoriums, or porte-cochères.

BASWA Phon Classic Base Assembly
Once BASWA Phon Panels are properly adhered to an acceptable stable substrate, beveled seams are filled with BASWA Pre-Fill. Once dry, a coat of BASWA Base is trowel applied over the surface. After drying overnight, a second coat of BASWA Base is trowel applied. 

Fine Finish


Premium Smooth Finish

Fine Finish Characteristics
  +  Smoothest, Finest Marble Aggregate Finish 
  +  Hand Troweled, 1 Coat Finish on Factory Coated Panel
  +  NRC Ratings Ranging from 0.80 to 0.90
  +  Ideal for condensed schedule spaces without significant critical lighting. 

BASWA Phon Fine Assembly
Once BASWA Phon Panels are properly adhered to an acceptable stable substrate, beveled seams are filled with BASWA Pre-Fill. Once dry, a coat of BASWA Fine is trowel applied over the surface.

Base Finish


Smooth, Durable, Washabale, Mold and Mildew Resistant Finish

Base Finish Characteristics
  +  Smooth Marble Aggregate Finish
  +  Hand Troweled, 1 Coat Finish on Factory Coated Panel
  +  NRC Ratings Ranging from 0.80 to 1.00+
  +  Ideal for high humidity; spas, natatoriums, or porte-cochères.

BASWA Phon Base Assembly
Once BASWA Phon Panels are properly adhered to an acceptable stable substrate, beveled seams are filled with BASWA Pre-Fill. Once dry, a coat of BASWA Base is trowel applied over the surface.

Custom Finishes


Custom Finishes and Textures 

  • Hand troweled smooth or spray applied finishes. 
  • Create knock-down, stone, “old world” plaster, or other custom aesthetic using a variety or application techniques.
  • Spray applied light-sand textured Frost Finish achieves NRC Ratings Ranging from 0.80 to 1.00.

Cleaning & Maintenance


BASWA Systems are applied to a stable sealed substrate. Air does not pass through the product, therefore, only minor surface maintenance may be required. The cleaning and maintenance does not require any hazardous cleaning agents.

Contact BASWA acoustic to request any additional information on a particular condition.

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Surface Dust & Dirt

Surface dust and dirt can be vacuumed off using a soft brush attachment or blown off using pressurized air. Removal may also be accomplished by applying duct or masking tape to the affected area. This action lifts the dust or dirt from the surface without damaging the finish.

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Food & Organic Stains

Surface stains are removed by applying BASWA Surface Cleaner, sold by BASWA acoustic. The two part system, solvent and booster, is mixed according to manufacturer’s guidelines and is applied to the affected area. Once applied, BASWA Surface Cleaner has oxidation properties that dissolve organic compounds as well as an anti-bacterial effect that will eliminate any present odors.

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Deep Stains & Water Damage

Stains that have penetrated the surface and cannot be removed by the previous actions are removed as follows: Apply a 10% solution of hydrogen peroxide to the imbedded stain. This action “bubbles” the stain to the surface where it can be removed by gently patting the surface with a clean soft white towel. This process can only be used on white finished surfaces.

LEED CREDITS


The BASWAphon System is environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Up to 95% recycled content. Formaldehyde-free. No VOCs. MSDS friendly. High light reflectance. High R-values. Requires no harmful cleaners for maintenance. Has components made in the USA.

EA Credit 1

Optimize Energy Performance

INTENT
To achieve increasing levels of energy performance above the baseline in the prerequisite standard to reduce environmental and economic impacts associated with excessive energy use. 

CONTRIBUTION
The high density mineral wool Supporting Panels provide an excellent source of additional thermal insulation, providing and R-Value of 4.35 per inch of thickness, thus reducing heating and cooling energy use. 

Pprovides the following insulating R-values: 30mm system (1.18” ) R-5.13; 40mm system (1.57” ) R-6.83 and 70mm system (2.75” ) R-11.66. 

MR Credit 2

Construction Waste Management

INTENT
To divert construction, demolition and debris from disposal in landfills and incineration facilities.  Redirect recyclable recovered resources back to the manufacturing process and reusable materials to appropriate sites.

CONTRIBUTION
In a typical installation, less than 3% of panels are discarded due to small left over pieces. Panel scraps may be acceptable in mixed-glass recycling facilities, plastic pails containing the Pre-Fill, Base and Fine Coats are recyclable. Unused panels, Base and Top Coats are saved for use on another project.

MR Credit 4

Recycled Content

INTENT
To increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials, thereby reducing impacts resulting from extraction and processing of virgin materials.

CONTRIBUTION
The high percentage of post consumer recycled materials in the mineral wool supporting panels, pre-fill, base and finish coats provides an excellent source recycled content in a building product, thus reducing landfill use. 

The system consists of up to 95% recycled content per weight of post-consumer recycled glass and pre-consumer recycled marble aggregate.

MR Credit 5

Regional Materials

INTENT
To increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation.

CONTRIBUTION
Fine and Base are manufactured in Ohio and materials are extracted in Georgia. 

IEQ Credit 3.1

Green Cleaning

INTENT
To increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region, thereby supporting the use of indigenous resources and reducing the environmental impacts resulting from transportation.

CONTRIBUTION
The cleaning and maintenance of BASWA Systems do not require any hazardous cleaning agents.

For more information on cleaning and maintenance products available here.

IEQ Credit 4

Low Emitting Materials

INTENT
To reduce the quantity of indoor air contaminants that are odorous, irritating and/or harmful to the comfort and well being of installers and occupants.

CONTRIBUTION
The sensitive use of binders in the mineral wool panels and binders used to adhere the recycled contents creates an acoustical product that has no harmful volatile organic compound emissions (no VOCs).

IEQ Credit 7.1

Thermal Comfort: Design

INTENT
To provide a comfortable thermal environment that promotes occupant productivity and well-being.

CONTRIBUTION
The high density mineral wool supporting panels provide an excellent source of thermal insulation, providing and R-Value of 4.35 per inch of thickness, thus reducing heating and cooling energy use and affording occupants greater thermal comfort in a conditioned space with lower heating and cooling energy use.

Provides the following insulating R-values: 

  • 30mm System (1.18” ) - R-5.13
  • 40mm System (1.57” )  - R-6.83
  • 70mm System (2.75” ) - R-11.66.

IEQ Credit 8.1 / IEQ Credit 2.4

Daylight and Views

INTENT
To provide building occupants with a connection between indoor spaces and the outdoors through the introduction of daylight and views into the regularly occupied areas of the building.

CONTRIBUTION
The high density marble aggregate finish coat is an excellent reflective surface, reflecting natural light as well as artificial light sources. In interior occupied spaces, energy use can be dramatically reduced through the coordination of locations of lighting and BASWA Systems, thus reducing overall energy consumption.

The light reflectivity per ASTM E1477-98a is 90.975.

EQ Credit 9

Enhanced Acoustical Performance

INTENT
To provide classrooms that facilitate better teacher-to-student and student-to-student communications through effective acoustical design.

CONTRIBUTION
The BASWA Systems are used to absorb sound energy, decreasing echoes and reverberation times, increasing sound intelligibility. 

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