Hunter Douglas launches new ceiling panels
Dubai, February 11, 2014
Hunter Douglas, a Dutch window coverings and architectural products manufacturer, has launched a new range of adjustable and environmentally-friendly ceiling panels that aim to enhance sustainability and sound absorption.
The new ceiling panels offer more spacing, and can be adapted to different heights, enhancing energy and acoustic performance, said a statement.
Depending on the interior climate and acoustic requirements, panels can be combined panels to achieve a sound absorption level of aw=0.85, it said.
Buildings are responsible for one-third of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the World Green Building Council. The UAE, in response, has put in place sustainability initiatives, including Dubai Municipality’s Green Building Codes, which came in to effect in January, and Abu Dhabi’s International Building Code and Estimada Pearl Rating System.
Pieter van Rees, marketing manager, said: “These acoustic ceiling panels are like building blocks that you can combine in countless possible ways, and click them into the ceiling wherever you want. Architects have found these options highly inspiring.
“We offer them a lot of extras: they have the option of creating create a quiet-looking ceiling by minimising variations, or an extravagant look, and even create a 3D effect.”
The company offers three types of ceiling panels that are made from 90 per cent recycled aluminium: the B panels (20 mm high), BD panels (40 mm high), and BXD panels (60 mm high). Each ceiling panel is available in a wide range of widths, from 30 mm to 180 mm, said the statement.
The BXD panels are fireproof-tested individually and in combination, based on the EN 13501-1 standard, and as a result are flash resistant, it added. - TradeArabia News Service