The school classroom environment now has a brand new acoustic ceiling system ready at their grasp. Ecophon have launched this new product that sets a new benchmark for efficiency, durability and performance. the product known as Master Rigid will change the way teachers and students interact in the classroom.
Master rigid has been developed for this specific role as school are in high demand for acoustic solutions. The master rigid will provide the best acoustic solution for the school everyday requirements in terms of sound and hearing.
The new reinforced Akutex FT surface, has proven to be ten times stronger than Ecophon’s original Akutex FT. This also comes with the benefit of the tiles being securely installed as well as being easily taken apart when needed.
Master Rigid uses 70% recycled glass wool with a plant based binder. This is instead of the normal petroleum-based binder, which helps reduce the environmental impact. This shows Ecophon’s 3RD technology at is best.
“Put simply, the best acoustic ceiling system for the classroom is now ‘kid-proof’,” a statement by Shane Cryer the Concept Developer for Education at Ecophon.
“The system will play a key role in promoting excellent speech communication between teacher and student without the need for teachers to strain their voices, leading to a reduction in physical and mental stress.”
The lower the reverberation time, reduced sound pressure levels and low frequency bass absorption the more comfortable a classroom can be for both teachers and students.
The UK has 33,000 hearing impaired students in the education mainstream, therefore this product is especially beneficial to them along with all students.
“Optimised acoustic classrooms also assist with learning, concentration and memory,” says Shane. “Master Rigid’s excellent durability means it is ideally suited to the classroom environment where impact and tampering from below are very real possibilities in some UK schools. In turn, this also helps to reduce wear and tear, increasing the life-span of the ceiling, which helps reduce costs. In fact, it had not previously been possible to offer this level of impact resistance without compromising on aesthetics, but Master Rigid meets stringent acoustic standards while still giving a high end finish.”
In summary the new Master Rigid is ready to set the highest standards for acoustic improvements in the education system. Both students and teachers will be able to share acoustic benefits together.