"Aerolite" is a lightweight calcium silicate ceiling system with several unique features and meets all the requirements of an ideal ceiling from a building designer´s Architectures/ Engineers perspective. "Aerolite" is a patented product.
"Aerolite" ceilings are available in a pleasing range of surface textures and design options to meet the most demanding and creative requirements of today's interiors. The design range is available in a wide range of geometric patterns with subtle relief and presents a wealth of exciting possibilities, which can be used to create truly inspiring and impressive interiors.
Humidity and Water resistance
"Aerolite" ceilings have 100% RH resistance and are not affected by moisture, water and extreme of temperatures. "Aerolite" ceiling does not soften and sag in high humidity environments. "Aerolite" ceilings can be used under all weather conditions, there is no need to control the temperature variations or humidity level in side the room.
"Aerolite" ceilings do not lose its physical integrity even in case of condensation from air conditioning ducts or in case of any leakage of water from the main ceiling above the suspended ceiling and can be safely used even in industrial and semi exposed locations.
"Aerolite" non cementitious light weight calcium silicate ceilings are rated as NON-COMBUSTIBLE as per BS 476 Part -4.
As per BS476: PART- 7 Spread of flame is NIL throughout the duration of test and are rated as ‘Class-1’
BS 476: Part -6 which evaluates fire propagation gave low overall Fire Index-I of 5.40 and low sub-indices i1, i2, & i3 of 1.36, 2.55 & 1.49
The combined effect of the results of BS 476: Part–4, Part-6 & part–7 provides a product to the customer that is NON-COMBUSTIBLE, does NOT HAVE SPREAD OF FLAME and LIMITS THE HEAT RELEASE considerably during a fire.
Thus, "Aerolite" ceilings offer higher fire protection. Building structures thus remain stable for longer period during a fire and meet the time rating required by building regulations. This in turn, allows time to escape and ensures comparative safety to fire fighters. Installers should always select appropriate grid systems like FIRE RATED GRID SYSTEMS for installation of the ceiling, so as not to reduce the tested performance of the ceiling systems, or use CONCEALED GRID SYSTEMS offered by "Aerolite".
"Aerolite" non-cementitious calcium silicate ceilings have outstanding thermal insulation properties by virtue of LOW K VALUE OF 0.05 W/MO K which is superior among many ceiling materials. This helps to maintain room comfort at all times and saves heating and cooling expenses.
Lightweight calcium silicate is a sound absorbing material that neither transmits nor augments sound. Thus "Aerolite" calcium silicate ceilings are perfect for adjusting the acoustics in areas covered by the ceiling by using tiles with perforations and fissures or in combination with plain or design tiles. It is essential to define the acoustics requirement early in the design stage. The following should be considered i.e., the applied building materials, surfaces within the room, volume of the room, soft furnishing, and finally the proposed use of the room.
There are two aspects of acoustics: The sound absorption performance of the tile which deals with the reduction of sound emanating from within the room, and measured as the noise reduction coefficient (NRC) (from 0.1 to 1) and sound attenuation (STA) which deals with the transmission of sound between adjacent areas and measured in decibels (db).
Sound absorption coefficients are measured at various sound frequencies from 125 to 4000 HZ and noise reduction coefficient (NRC) is the average of the absorption at 250, 500, 1000 and 2000 HZ. Three factors should be kept in mind while deciding room acoustics. First, the ceiling is only one of the surfaces within a room besides the floor and four walls and it is important to take into consideration all the surfaces within a room to ensure that the correct balance between absorption and reflection is achieved. Second, with the increased use of soft furnishings, ceilings with only moderate sound absorption may be required, if a lifeless environment is to be avoided. In short, too much sound absorption in a room can be as bad as not enough. Third, the acoustic characteristics of the ceiling should be selected based on the frequencies of sound expected to be encountered in the room which, in turn, depend on the proposed use of the room.
"Aerolite" ceilings have high flexural strength as a result of their composition and manufacturing process. "Aerolite" ceilings have patented densified edges to give high edge strength which minimizes damage in handling, transport, storage and installation of the tiles, besides facilitating demountability as per service requirements.
The excellent light reflectance of Aerolite ceilings helps to minimize lighting operating expenses besides ensuring maximum effectiveness of indirect lighting. (Tested and certified as per NPL Standards > 85%)
“Aerolite” bio-safe ceiling tile has been tested by NABL accredited labs and found to be completely free from the following bacteria, Fungi, Yeast & Mold when exposed to these organisms both at room temperature & AC temperature.
- Escherichia coli – tested as per. ISO – 7251
- Klebsiella pneumoniae – tested as per ISO – 20743
- Aspergillus niger – tested as per ISO – 21527
- Salmonella typhimurium – tested as per ISO – 6579 (Part – 1)
- Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)–tested as per ISO – 6888 (Part – 1)
- Bascillus cereus – tested as per ISO – 7932
- Bascillus subtilis – tested as per ISO – 7932
"Aerolite" ceilings are made from inorganic materials and are immune to termite attack.