Hi-Sabin Panels

Exposed structure has become commonplace as a ceiling in contemporary buildings as architects and designers seek to avoid the ubiquitous suspended lay-in panel ceiling. However, sound control is often disregarded in favor of aesthetic considerations. The STC Hi-Sabin Panel controls reverberant noise in these spaces at a fraction of the cost of lay-in panel ceilings. Made of melamine-based foam, these panels offer lower cost and higher performance than other type of sound absorption panels.

The Hi-Sabin panel is available in multiple dimensions and configurations. Flat surface panels are available in any custom size, and panels can also be cut to any custom two-dimensional shape (including curves). For custom orders, please contact us.

Made of Class A open-cell melamine-based foam, the Hi-Sabin Panels serve as an acoustical cloud with very low density. These open cells absorb sound better than other foams, which results in a very high Noise Reduction Coefficient. The core material of the panels is exposed, uncovered, for the greatest cost effectiveness and performance. Sound absorption depends on thickness and mounting type. NRC as high as 1.25 can be achieved.
Sound absorption depends on thickness and mounting type. NRC as high as 1.25 can be achieved.

Hi-Sabin panels can be used in a variety of environments where acoustical comfort is paramount, especially in conjunction with exposed structure ceilings.

The Hi-Sabin Panels have a number of benefits over competitive products.

  • Color choice of white, light gray or medium gray, with consistent through-color.
  • Choice of standard or custom sizes for use in any space needing control of sound reverberation renovations.
  • Class “A” Fire-Rated with Flame Spread Index of 5 and Smoke Developed Index of 0.
  • Cost effective at installed cost per sabin less than that of typical lay-in acoustical panel ceilings.
  • Fit for exposed structure ceilings found in manufacturing facilities, gymnasiums, corridors, pools and lofts.
  • Simple installation with no hardware required.
  • Extremely lightweight and adhesive-friendly.


The Hi-Sabin Panel is the most cost-effective reverberant noise control system available, offering the highest NRC performance for sound absorption panels via the open cells that absorb sound.

Frequently Asked Questions

Basotect® by BASF, an open-cell low-density melamine-based foam that has extraordinary sound absorption characteristics. Basotect® has a Class A fire-rating per ASTM E84 with a flame spread index of 5 and smoke-developed index of 0.
Yes. Section 2603.3 requires foam plastic cores of manufactured assemblies to have a flame spread index of not more than 75 and a smoke-developed index of not more than 450. In addition, panels are tested per UL 94 for flammability of plastic material and demonstrate Class V-0, and for low density foam HF-1. Basotect® is so fire resistive it is used for fire protection.
Best acoustical results and economy are achieved with Furred and Spaced Type J mounting per ASTM E795 utilizing hot melt adhesive and foam standoff mounts. Panels can also be Direct Attached Type A, Suspended Type E or Furred and Butted Type F-50.
The Standard colors are white, light gray, and medium gray. White is stocked and ships in 2 weeks. Light gray and medium gray require 4-6 weeks.
Both flat- and patterned-face panels are available.
Standard sizes include rectangular panels in any combination of thickness at 1″, 1-1/2″, or 2″ and face dimensions of 12″ x 24″, 24″ x 24″ or 24″ x 48″. Flat surface panels are available in any custom size up to 2″ thick x 50″ x 90″. Panels may be cut to any custom two-dimensional shape including curves; consult factory.