Curved Optimas from Armstrong Ceilings
Armstrong World Industries has extended its portfolio of canopy ceilings with the launch of a unique curved system which can be used either convexly or concavely to give ultimate design flexibility. Manufactured from 82% recycled content, the Optima curved canopy is also highly light reflective at 87%, enabling architects and interior designers to factor in energy savings over artificial light
The Optima curved canopy can be easily installed under plasterboard ceilings, existing grid systems or exposed concrete soffits, either as a concave or convex element, to create spaces within spaces – defined areas within rooms which also localise acoustic requirements since they absorb sound on the front and back.
Acoustically designed to Sound Absorption Class A, to optimise intelligibility and concentration in areas such as offices, atriums or any large, open space, the white 1181x1870x30mm tiles are fire resistant to Euroclass B-s1, d0 and are 90% resistant to humidity.
Quick and easy to install and dismantle, Optima canopies require no special tools and can be easily adjusted to cater for a variety of heights and angles.
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Wondertex Joint Finish ready mixed compound
Instarmac has added a new ready mixed plasterboard finishing compound, Joint Finish, to the recently acquired Wondertex brand of products for drylining, decorative texturing and coving.
Joint Finish provides a durable and easily sanded finish to filled plasterboard joints and plasterboard fixing/nail heads. It has been specifically formulated to give enhanced bond with low shrinkage preventing cracking over nail holes and feathered edges of joints. It is an air drying product and can be used by hand using a jointing knife or via conventional applicator machine.
Ready to use straight from the tub, the product offers the ultimate in convenience, combined with excellent coverage. Wondertex Joint Finish retails in 15kg tubs, which are CE marked under the scope of standard BS EN 13963:2005 ‘jointing materials for plasterboard’.
For further information on Joint Finish or the entire Wondertex range please call 01827 871871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dulux Trade Paint Enhances Durability Range
Dulux Trade has extended its range of durable solutions, with the launch of a coating purpose designed for super high traffic environments. Taking durability to a new level, Diamond High Performance Eggshell is formulated to provide superior scuff resistance and extended maintenance cycles, making it ideal for even the most demanding of spaces.
Dulux Trade Diamond High Performance Eggshell is the newest solution within the company’s range of hard-wearing water based coatings, which are stain resistant and can be scrubbed clean without burnishing. Providing a step change in durability, Diamond High Performance Eggshell is five times tougher and 43 per cent more scuff resistant and in turn, helps extend maintenance cycles by an extra year compared to other Diamond Eggshell formulations.
In a further enhancement to its Diamond range, Dulux Trade has also reformulated its Diamond Matt emulsion to offer improved durability and opacity, and features a flatter, more fashionable final finish compared to its predecessor.
For more information, visit http://www.duluxtrade.co.uk/durability
Dulux Trade New Guide to Protective Coatings
Dulux Trade has unveiled a new guide designed to help specifiers select coatings for the most demanding or sensitive of environments. The new ‘Protection Range’ brochure brings together the manufacturer’s specialist paint solutions which have each been purpose developed to address specific challenges from flame retardancy, to preventing mould and bacteria growth.
The Protection Range brochure has been designed for ease of use, with distinct sections on demands ranging from complex legislative requirements to more common, everyday problems. Information on the Dulux Trade Pyroshield portfolio of flame retardant paints for example, can be found within the brochure’s ‘fire’ tab, whereas details of Dulux Trade Cladshield exterior coatings and Floorshield collection feature within the ‘corrosion’ and ‘abrasion’ sections respectively. Alongside product information, the guide also includes real-life examples and feedback from customers who regularly use the coatings.
For more information on the range or to order a copy of the new guide, visit www.duluxtrade.co.uk/protection
New brochures from Wallbarn
With building owners realising how a living wall can be a real design feature, Wallbarn has issued a new brochure detailing its VertiFlora Living Wall system. The downloadable brochure explains how VertiFlora enhances a façade while using water sparingly. The system enables vegetation to be grown in soil pockets fixed to the structure of the wall, so providing a wildlife habitat, reducing thermal loss and absorbing dust and pollution.
VertiFlora is also featured in a new Wallbarn Urban Greening leaflet, along with Wallbarn’s modular green roofs.
Wallbarn also has an updated Support Pads brochure giving comprehensive information about its plastic and rubber support pads for paving and decking.
New colour in Forticrete Anstone Walling Stone range
Forticrete has extended its popular Anstone® Premier walling stone range, with a new Olde Steel Grey colour designed to replicate a number of natural Scottish stones, as well as those commonly found in East and West Yorkshire.
Forticrete’s Anstone® products are available in Standard colour ranges and in an enhanced Premier range, which provides yet further colour options combined with an appearance and weathering qualities that are almost indistinguishable from natural stone.
All of the products are through-coloured and manufactured from a carefully controlled mixture of graded limestone and other natural aggregates, cement and pigments, in accordance with national product standards for reconstructed stone masonry units.
All Forticrete walling products comply with an ECO-WALL standard which demonstrates that they are made within factories conforming to quality standard ISO 9001, environmental management standard ISO 14001 and responsible sourcing standard BES 6001.
For further information on Forticrete’s Anstone range and product cards, contact 01909 775000.