Waste plastic is a major source of pollution across the globe. It is estimated approximately 2 million tonnes of plastic are entering the ocean each year. The so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a floating island of waste plastics, has an estimated surface area of 1.6 million square kilometres which is roughly 2.5x bigger than France or 4.5x bigger than Germany or 7x bigger than England.
Why can’t we recycle more plastics? At Allcam we have been thinking about this just as you are, and our answer? You are right, the acoustic boards. Allcam acoustic panels are made from 100% recycled drink bottles. By using Allcam ergonomic office furniture, you are showing the world that you care about the environment as well as your own health.
People are more productive in a less noisy or acoustically treated environment. Acoustic desk screens and modesty panels may be the quickest and least expensive way of addressing excess noise within the office as a suitable barrier to break reverberation. Privacy screens are normally used to create a division of desk top workspace, whilst our acoustic screens will also absorb excessive noise. Our acoustic panel has a weighted absorption coefficient (αw) of 0.25 (class E EN ISO 11654), but its efficiency is much more pronounced against the real danger – the high-pitched noises – where the absorption coefficient (αs) reaches 0.95! Whilst most other desk top screens behave the opposite (absorbance is high for low-pitched noises but low for high-pitched ones).
The Allcam acoustic panels are fire-resistant, certified to BS EN 13501 Class B (D0 S1) standards. What is Class B fire rating? In simple terms it means the material has very limited contribution to fire. “d0 s1” are the best performance scores in Class B rating, “D0” means none “flaming Droplets and particles” and “S1” means no or very little “Smoke propagation”. Other performances scores in Class B fire ratings are: D1 = some; D2 = quite a lot; and S2 = quite a lot of smoke; S3 = substantial smoke
The acoustic panels are available in a set of pre-cut sizes:
- Large Screens 120×60 cm;
- (Pack of 6) Medium Wall Tiles 30×30 cm;
- (Pack of 6) Small Wall Tiles 20×20 cm;
- (Pack of 6) Medium Edge Tiles 30×10 cm;
- (Pack of 6) Small Edge Tiles 20×10 cm.
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