Green / Sustainable Tin Ceiling Tiles

sustainable tin tilesBeing green is an important aspect in business today. We take pride in what we do and how we do it.

If you care about the environment and adopting a sustainable lifestyle, you may be concerned about what products you’re using in your home – and rightfully so, being it is the place you spend the most time. With many building materials containing toxic chemicals, you can rest assured our tin ceiling tiles are not only eco-friendly, but completely safe. The American Tin Ceiling Company is environmentally conscious and has been long before going green was a trend.

Recycled Materials

Our American-made tin ceiling tiles are manufactured from repurposed steel leftover from the automotive, appliance, container, industrial machinery, construction, and oil and gas industries. They are made from 25% recycled steel, with a 100% virgin coating. The tin used in the plating process is sourced from conflict-free countries. There are no harmful production processes and we control every step of the stamping and coating processes to ensure it meets our stringent requirements. Our packaging is also made from recycled material.

No Toxic VOCs

Our powder-coating used for all of our colors are non-toxic and non-flammable. Powder coating, the company’s finishing process adheres to the “Five E’s” – environmental compliance, energy savings, efficiency, excellence of finish, and economy. Powder coating contains no solvents, which are found in liquid finishes like paints, also known as VOC’s – volatile organic compounds. VOCS are dangerous in that they can degrade air quality or cause breathing problems and other health effects. Since powder coating uses only dry paint, it requires no special venting.

Fire Safety

As an added bonus, our tin tiles have a very high fire rating. Some metals like aluminum and steel aren’t combustible, causing them just to buckle under intense heat. Since our tiles are made from T1 grade tin plated steel, they are 0.010″ thick and quite resilient. An average household fire burns at 800 degrees whereas our tin tiles have been tested to withstand a 1000-degree flame for over an hour.