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November 2011

Lightweight Asona Ceilings a Boon for Earthquake-Prone Areas

Light weight ceiling panels such as Asona’s Triton, Monopanel and Avant series are ideal for earthquake zones, firstly their light weight (1.1 -2.5 kg/m²) means there is less load on the structure, secondly in the event of a ceiling suspension failure the soft fibre composition means there is a lower risk of impact injury and property damage compared to hard wet felt mineral fibre or other high density materials.

With Asona’s light weight soft fibre you can also cover more ceiling space with less material, for example one tonne of locally recycled glass waste can be converted into 900 sq.m of Asona Avant 25 mm ceiling panels. That’s up to 300% more ceiling than a tonne of imported wet felt mineral fibre panels and 800% more ceiling than a tonne of gypsum panels.

We are also blessed in NZ with the second highest level of renewable energy production in the world at over 70%, this means less carbon is produced compare to overseas manufactured ceiling panels where coal, oil and gas is the primary energy source.

They are also thermally insulation and require less energy to process per sq.m of ceiling which makes Asona’s NZ made light weight glass fibre panels the most energy efficient ceiling panels on the market.

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