Compatibility is the key

Upgrades to Ecophon’s Akutex HS surface has been announced, making it compatible with the Hygiene Performance sound-absorbing ceiling system.

These changes allow the range to appeal to a wider range of applications, including food preparation areas, hospitals and care environments.

Previously only compatible with Ecophon’s Hygiene Foodtec range of acoustic solutions, the new formulation of Akutex HS provides a painted, stain-protected surface for applications where there are high demands for wet cleaning, in addition to dusting and vacuum cleaning.

Andrea Harman, healthcare concept developer said: “Our Hygiene Performance range has an excellent absorption coefficiency of 0.95aw at 4000Hz, making it class A rating for sound absorption. Now we can offer this with Akutex HS as well, meaning we can support hospitals and care facilities in achieving excellent acoustic properties while also providing easy-to-clean and maintain surfaces.”

Ecophon uses glass that contains more than 70% recycled glass, and no fossil-based raw materials.

The entire range of acoustic solutions are now manufactured with a plant-based binder, taking 24,000 barrels of crude oil out of the production process per annum and reducing emissions accordingly.