Brisbane Airport expanded with sustainable mineral fiber ceilings panels

With the third largest airport in Australia expanded, fully recyclable mineral fiber ceiling panels have been used.

The main activity of Global Basalt Engineering LLC is creation of effective productions on release of continuous basalt fiber (СBF) with technologies of the last generation and composites on the basis of СBF (Basalt Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites as BFRP).

To expand the northern lounge of one of the largest Australia’s airports in the city of Brisbane, acoustical ceiling supplied by Armstrong Ceiling Solutions was used.

Armstrong is the world’s leading acoustic ceiling systems manufacturer operating in Australia’s market since 1960. The company has also established itself as a frontrunner in sustainability, thanks to its growing ‘green’ credentials.

Seeking to make a genuine contribution to a more sustainable, environmentally friendly construction industry, Armstrong produces fully recyclable ceilings with a high proportion of recycled content.

Armstrong mineral fibre ceilings have achieved a certification from Global GreenTag. This certification, which is recognised in over 70 countries, is considered to be one of the most reliable eco ratings worldwide.

For nearly 20 years, Armstrong have reclaimed used ceiling panels as part of their ‘Ceiling to Ceiling’ recycling scheme. Under the scheme, approved old ceiling panels removed during building refurbishment are returned to the nearest Armstrong plant, where they are upcycled into new panels.

To date, this programme has diverted 20 million square metres of old ceiling materials from landfill, leading to a saving of over 1 million tonnes of raw materials and significant power consumption and carbon emission reductions, informs Аrchitecture&Design.

Drive to sustainability and energy performance in the construction industry makes builders increasingly use ‘green’ technologies and products supplied by Armstrong Ceiling Solutions.

Most recently, Armstrong mineral fiber ceiling panels were used in Australia for refurbishment of the A-Grade office tower featuring 39 stories and a total 61 000m2 in floor space, the airport in Brisbane and the University of Monash, as well as a number of projects in China, the United States, Indonesia.

It should be noted that Armstrong products are not only eco-friendly, but also very aesthetic and practical ones. The range of mineral fiber panels is suitable for commercial buildings and public infrastructure alike, healthcare, education, commerce, transport facilities, etc.

The demand in composites recycling is growing in parallel with composite application in the world, requiring finding new solutions. Mineral fiber is one of the easily recyclable materials, so it can be reused.

In Russia, only TechnoNICOL offers free recycling of mineral wool insulation removed after the renovation of buildings.

Companies: TechnoNICOL

Countries: Australia, China, Indonesia, Russia

Industries: Aerospace, Construction, Ecology, Energy, Transport

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