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Eliminate Noise from Loud Footsteps and Squeaky Floors with Green Glue Noiseproofing Joist Tape

Granville, NY – February 1, 2011 – (Kazor.com) – Squeaky floors that occur when joists and subflooring rub together does not have to be a fact of life. Stop this unwanted noise with new quick-install Green Glue Noiseproofing Joist Tape from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL). The easy-to-use, cost-effective joist tape can be installed between the floor joist and subflooring, creating an airtight seal, stopping friction and eliminating noise by damping loud foot traffic.

“Squeaky floors and noise from overhead footsteps are two of the biggest complaints from residential single and multi-family apartment and homeowners, hotel guests and people working in a wide variety of commercial spaces,” says Mark Darby, Global Sales and Marketing Manager, Acoustics for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. “Our new joist tape is a simple, cost-effective fix to eliminate a very common noise annoyance.”

Green Glue Noiseproofing Joist Tape is rolled onto floor joists, adhesive side down, using company’s patented tape roller and subflooring is installed on top. Its quick installation and long-term benefits to homeowners have made the joist tape a favourite among residential architects and home builders.

Green Glue Noiseproofing Joist Tape also has very low thermal conductivity and delivers the added benefit of improving energy efficiency.

The joist tape comes in three standard width sizes, 1 7/16”, 2 1/4″ and 3” based on the most common joist sizes in new construction projects. It is available direct through the company’s Web site as well as through the company’s valued online distribution partners.

The Green Glue Noiseproofing System is currently available through specialty acoustical distributors in the United Kingdom, France, Benelux, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Austria and Norway:

• United Kingdom – RPG (http://www.rpg-europe.co.uk/)
• Benelux – Audio Pro (http://www.audio-pro.nl/)
• France – RT60 (http://www.rt60.com)
• Hungary – CORG (http://www.corg.hu)
• Portugal & Spain – Acustica Integral (http://www.acusticaintegral.com)
• Austria – DRG (http://www.drg.at)
• Norway – AV Shop (http://www.avshop.no)

“The Green Glue Noiseproofing System is designed to help professionals and DIYers throughout Europe protect the sanctity of their environment by keeping noise out,” says Benjamin Mardaga, Market Development Manager for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. “Easy to store, handle, and ship locally to customers, the System generates significant value for our distribution partners and is a cost-effective acoustical solution for end-users.”

To learn more about the Green Glue Noiseproofing System, visit www.greengluecompany.com

About Green Glue
Founded in 2003 in Fargo, North Dakota, and relocated in 2009 to Granville, NY the Green Glue Company is an R&D and manufacturing firm specializing in viscoelastic materials and is a leading producer of sound isolation products used in residential and commercial noiseproofing. Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound, the company’s first product, is now the best selling product of its kind worldwide. Green Glue is marketed and sold for new construction and remodelling of residential, home theatre, recording studio, hospitality, and multi-family construction. The Green Glue Company is wholly owned by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation.

About Saint-Gobain

A Global Leader
Saint-Gobain is a global manufacturer and distributor of flat glass, building products, glass containers and high-performance materials. Based in Paris, France, Saint-Gobain has operations in 64 countries and employs over 190,000 people. Founded in 1665 to manufacture glass for the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles in Paris, Saint-Gobain remains headquartered in France and had worldwide sales of $53 billion in 2009. Saint-Gobain is a world leader in the construction markets, developing a new generation of building products to help meet the global challenges of energy efficiency and environmental protection. Our vision is to offer a wide range of solutions and services to make buildings more energy efficient, while enhancing comfort and quality of life. http://www.saint-gobain.com

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is the world’s leading producer of engineered, high-performance polymer products, serving virtually every major industry across the globe. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics businesses support these key industries in bringing advanced technology polymer products and using them in the most demanding applications. Backed by a proud heritage of product innovation, technological expertise and market leadership, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is dedicated to working with its customers to solve today’s application issues and the challenges that lie ahead.

http://www.plastics.saint-gobain.com

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