Performance meets design: our varied product range shows that modern ceiling systems are impressive not only due to their optimum functionality. In fact, we develop solutions that also meet the demands placed on modern and exceptional design. Together with well-known designers, we create ceiling concepts that shape our industry and set new standards.
The following awards and prizes confirm our commitment and motivate us to create additional innovations:
Every two years at the world's leading trade fair BAU in Munich, the BAKA Bundesverband Altbauerneuerung e.V. (German association for building renovation) awards the BAKA Award for Product Innovation. The international award focuses on innovative and sustainable products. OWA received the renowned BAKA Award for its Corpus ceiling canopy from the OWAconsult collection designed by Hadi Teherani, with the commendation as aesthetic, three-dimensional acoustic elements including lighting as modular construction kit.
The award for pioneering design. If the "Red Dot" is already considered the crowning glory for creativity in the design world, then the "Red Dot: Best of the Best", as the competition's highest award, clearly sets the benchmark another notch higher. The Red Dot expert jury awards the internationally recognised seal of quality only to the best products in a category.
Another Best of Best for OWA. Following on from internationally renowned awards such as the German Design Award, iF Award and the "Red Dot: Best of the Best", Odenwald Faserplattenwerk GmbH has now also won the "ICONIC AWARD: Innovative Architecture". Amongst a wide variety of award-winning achievements in the architecture, construction, real estate and manufacturing industries, OWA has once again distinguished itself.
OWA has received the China Good Design Award for the OWAconsult collection designed by Hadi Teherani. The China Good Design is the first international design prize under the strict statutes of Red Dot. A specialist jury selects the best design products in 47 categories. For its OWA consult collection, a modular system designed by Hadi Teherani and already a recipient of several awards, OWA has been announced a winner.
All of our products undergo continual checks and certifications to guarantee maximum security and reliability. Our products bear the following certificates and quality marks:
Our products comply with EU directives. OWA was the first company in its sector to introduce CE marking based on the European standard EN 13964.
Transparency in product composition
OWA mineral ceilings are free of asbestos and formaldehyde. General technical approval from the German Institute for Structural Physics is available. The mineral wool used to manufacture the panels is bio-soluble.
This symbol stands for low-emission building products. An award of the eco-label also recognises the use of non-hazardous raw materials. It applies to the following OWAcoustic ceiling tiles: Closing Strip, AquaCosmos, Baffle, Bamboo, Bolero, Fire Box, Brillianto, Brillianto A, Chess, Cloud, Comet, Cosmos, Cosmos dB, Creaprint, Finetta, Flexo, Futura, Harmony, Mavroc, Multi Alpha, Ocean, Octave black/grey, Opus, Oriental, OWAplan, Paint, Piano, Pix, Pura, Quartett, Regularly Perforated, Sandila, Sandila Micro, Plain, Sinfonia dB, Sinfonia, Sinfonia c, Sinfonia Black/Grey, Sirius, Square, Constellation, Random Perforated, Stripe, Tacla, Taurus, Tonica, Trapeze, Unit, Unique, Universal, Vela, Vega.
Certification for products that are especially sustainable:
Ceiling tiles with solvent-free, water-based paint:
- OWAcoustic Sternbild / OWAcoustic Constellation (name for USA)
- OWAcoustic Cosmos
- OWAcoustic Sandila
- OWAcoustic Comet
- OWAcoustic Tacla / OWAcoustic New Sandila (name for USA)
Ceiling tiles with fleece-covered surface:
- OWAcoustic Sinfonia / OWAcoustic Octave (name for USA)
- OWAcoustic Brillianto A
Since 1 January 2012, building products and furnishing and equipment materials newly launched onto the French market have been required to be classified and labelled in terms of their emissions.
The seal applies to the following OWA ceiling tiles: Closing Strips, AquaCosmos/0, AquaCosmos/N, Baffle, Fire Box, Comet, Cosmos/0, Cosmos/N, Cosmos dB, Finetta, Frame, Futura, Humancare | Sinfonia, Harmony, Multi Alpha, Paint, Piano *, Pura | Plain, Pura | Constellation, Quartet | Constellation*, Quartet | Futura*, Quartet | Cosmos/O*, Quartet | Harmony*, Regularly Perforated, Sandila/O, Sandila/N, Sandila NRC, Sandila micro/O*, Sandila micro/N*, Sandila micro NRC*, Sandila micro S*, Sanitas 02 | Plain, Sanitas 02 | Constellation, Sanitas 02 | Universal, Plain, Sirius, Constellation, Random Perforated, Stripe, Tacla/O, Tacla/N, Takko smart, Taurus, Unit, Unique, Universal, Bamboo bright | Constellation, Bamboo Natural| Plain, Bamboo Dark | Reg. Perforated, Bamboo Dark | Plain, Creaprint | Plain, Creaprint | Constellation, Opus, Bolero, Bolero c, Brillianto 15 mm, Brillianto 12 mm, Brillianto A 19 mm, Brillianto A 15 mm, Canto, Cloud, Electra, Flexo, Ocean, Octave, Sinfonia dB, Sinfonia, Sinfonia c, Square, Tonica, Trapeze, Vela, Vega, Mavroc | Constellation, Mavroc | Harmony, Sinfonia | Black, Sinfonia | Grey, Chess, Octave | bBack, Octave | Grey, Oriental, Pix 1, Pix 2, Pix 3, OWAconsult collection, Curve 1, Curve 2, Selecta One, Selecta Plus, Selecta Grande, Selecta Loop, Selecta Trigon, OWAconstruct, OWAtecta,
*Information sur le niveau d’émission de substances volatiles dans l’air intérieur, présentant un risque de toxicité par inhalation, sur une échelle de classe allant de A+ (très faibles émissions) à C (fortes émissions).
Since 2008, we have participated continuously with Ökoprofit (ecological project for integrated environmental protection) with a commitment to steadily reduce our environmental impact, e.g. by saving energy and using raw materials efficiently.
Excellent ÖKOPROFIT business 2017/2018.
For the location: OWA - Odenwald Faserplattenwerk GmbH, Dr.-F.-A.-Freundt-Straße 3, D-63916 Amorbach
(Certificate on participation in an environmental project to minimise environmental impact)
With its Ensured Sustainability (Gesicherte Nachhaltigkeit) label, the German Institute for Sustainability & Economy (Deutsches Institut für Nachhaltigkeit & Ökonomie) certifies that OWA has undergone a detailed sustainability impact assessment in the areas of ecology, economy and social competence (quality of products, services and consultancy as well as future commercial orientation, corporate management and ecological and social responsibility).
GreenLabel Singapore label for OWAcoustic mineral ceiling tiles (certificate no. 041-097-2696)
SGLS endorses consumer and industrial products that have less undesirable effects on the environment. It assesses products based on their main environmental impacts and fixes limits for compliancy in order to reduce these impacts. SGLS was launched in May 1992 and is administered by the Singapore Environment Council, a non-profit, non-governmental organisation.