Armstrong’s new Dune eVo ceiling tile range helps architects meet sustainability and acoustic targets

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Architects striving to design buildings that are more sustainable and attractive have been given a helping hand by Armstrong Ceiling Solutions’ new 100 per cent recyclable Dune eVo ceiling tiles. The range has been designed to provide class-leading aethetics and improved acoustic performance through a new surface, which is both brighter and smoother.

Designed to give architects complete acoustic control and design flexibility for every space, the full mix-and-match ceiling portfolio comprises Dune eVo, Dune eVo dB, and Dune eVo Max. The former is also the first ceiling system in the industry to gain *cradle-to-cradle accreditation.

Incorporating a uniform finish, the Dune eVo range is designed to convey a more modern appearance in building projects. It also enables architects to specify ceiling systems that not only demonstrate high performance in use, but also offer sustainability benefits through the raw materials used in their production. Added to this, the range includes a full recycling offer, free to the user at the end of the ceiling tile’s life.

First launched in 1984, and the fifth evolution of Armstrong’s popular Dune tile range, the Dune eVo follows the Dune Supreme range, and has been developed following customer feedback. The result is a range of attractive and effective ceiling systems that can be re-used multiple times, taking both ownership lifecycle and occupancy wellbeing to new heights.

Graham Taylor, Armstrong Ceiling Solutions’ sales director for the UK, Ireland and southern Africa, comments, “We understand that architects are always looking to build more attractive buildings that improve the places where people work, live and play. Buildings that achieve this typically attract more investment and enhance the wellbeing of their occupants. This is why we have continued to develop our Dune range, re-engineering the product for more effective installation, and creating ceiling systems that are truly recyclable and can be continuously re-used.”

Sustainability is an increasing priority for most construction projects, with the UK’s Construction 2025 strategy revealing that the specification of sustainable materials at the design stage can result in significant cost savings over a building’s operational life. In addition to delivering environmental benefits, Armstrong’s Dune eVo family of ceiling tiles can contribute to greater occupancy wellbeing, having been engineered with class-leading whiteness and acoustic control. The eVo range provides a balanced acoustic performance of up to 0.65 aw, Class C sound absorption, and sound attenuation of up to 39 dB. It also has fewer perforations than many standard ceiling tiles, resulting in a uniform, smooth and contemporary finish. Furthermore, Dune eVo has also been designed with a reinforced, fully painted edge, making it more durable and resilient both in storage and application.

Graham Taylor continues, “Our Dune range has been extremely popular with architects over the last 33 years. When it came to developing the range even further, we wanted to create products that added value at every stage of the building process, from design and specification through to construction and beyond. This has resulted in fully-recyclable and sustainable products that incorporate enhanced acoustics, are easy to handle and install, and pass post-installation benefits onto building occupants. This fits with our mission to positively impact the spaces where people live, work and play.”