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ASSA ABLOY Wood and Aluminum Brands Launch Unprecedented Acoustical Solution

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASSA ABLOY Group Brands Frameworks, Graham, and Maiman have teamed up to launch Serenity, the first wood door and aluminum frame sound-rated door opening solution. This is an industry first that allows aesthetics and acoustics to merge into a solution that is perfect for schools, healing environments, and various sound attenuation applications that require a highly decorative design.

Available in sizes up to 9ft, the wood doors and aluminum frames, along with PEMKO seal kit, have been acoustically tested together, to achieve an STC (Sound Transmission Class) rating of 35 per ASTM E90 (Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements) and ASTM E413 (Classification for Rating Sound Insulation).

The Serenity opening is available in various wood door options from Graham and Maiman, including a 20-minute fire rating, with any commercially available veneer, and must be ordered with a Frameworks Type II aluminum frame.

Serenity is truly an aesthetically pleasing door opening solution that allows designers to achieve the clean lines of aluminum frames, the warmth of wood doors, and the technology of sound transmission control.

About Frameworks
Since 1996, Frameworks has been manufacturing high quality, pre-finished aluminum frames, windows, and doors for interior commercial applications. Located in Houston, TX, Frameworks specializes in sleek, modern designs with concealed fastening, rich colors, and recessed glazing pockets to for architecturally-pleasing design aesthetics. www.frameworks.com

About Graham Wood Doors
GRAHAM provides the non-residential construction industry with a full range of architectural premium and custom grade wood doors that are available in a variety of veneers and finishes. Doors can be manufactured to meet any standard or custom hardware application. In addition to HPDs, Graham is GREENGUARD Gold certified, offers FSC wood and no added urea formaldehyde options. www.grahamdoors.com

About Maiman Wood Doors
The Maiman Company is a manufacturer of fine quality architectural stile & rail and thermal fused wood doors and wood frames based in Springfield, Missouri. Maiman offers a variety of interior commercial wood doors to cover the whole range of your projects. In addition to HPDs, Maiman is GREENGUARD Gold certified, offers FSC wood and no added urea formaldehyde options.  www.maiman.com

ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. www.assaabloydss.com


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