Environmental

Here at Ceilume, we have been committed to providing our customers with high quality, environmentally friendly products since we first opened our doors, and have dedicated ourselves to preserving natural resources by minimizing environmental impacts associated with manufacturing. How dedicated are we? In the early days, when recycling was still a foreign concept to most, our company founder regularly hauled manufacturing scrap over five hundred miles with a small flatbed and a trailer, just so that material could be reborn as new plastic.

But our commitment to recycling doesn't stop with raw materials. When we moved to Graton, California in the early nineteen eighties, our new home was an old Gravenstein apple processing plant on its last legs. With care and patience we rehabilitated it into a safe, modern facility that has retained its character as a classic structure, while maintaining its place of importance within our community.

Ceilume Manufacturing Plant

With an extensive program to reuse materials that might otherwise end up in a landfill, we combine post-manufacture waste with recycled ceiling tiles, converting them into durable products that can, themselves, be recycled into more... you guessed it... ceiling tiles!

This is the holy grail of sustainability.

How do we do it? To create our new line of 98% post-industrial recycled tiles in Tin, Copper, Bronze, and Cherry Wood finishes, we take leftover material from making the original tiles and carefully handle it to ensure cleanliness and consistency. Then we feed it into specialized granulators, which convert it to confetti-like bits of plastic - a process that produces zero waste. This 100% recycled feedstock is finally processed into sheet form and laminated resulting in material that is 98% recycled.

Waste to Roll to Ceiling Tiles

And these new 98% post-industrial recycled tiles, like all Ceilume tiles, are made right here in the USA, providing good jobs and eliminating the negative impacts of international shipping.

Additionally, as compared to the mineral fiber products we see in so many ceilings, Ceilume tiles require 75% less raw material during the manufacturing process, weigh less, nest better, and require roughly one quarter the cargo space, making shipping far more efficient and less impactful on the planet.

Walk around our plant and you'll find that we have converted all of our fluorescent lighting to high-efficiency LED, we've upgraded all of our forming heaters to reduce energy consumption, we even recirculate naturally cooled air from our sub-basement to help temperature control our computer server room.

At Ceilume, we live sustainably every day.


Sustainable Building Credits and Codes

Ceilume Ceiling Tiles and Panels contribute to:

Guiding Principle #7: Be profitable. Financial stability allows us to provide great products.