Ecophon, a division of Saint-Gobain, has introduced a revolutionary multipurpose product into South Africa that not only looks great, but also significantly improves indoor sound quality and noise absorption.
Saint-Gobain Ecophon develops, manufactures and markets acoustic products and systems that contribute to a good working environment by enhancing peoples’ wellbeing and performance. The introduction of Akusto One complements other products in the range which has been developed over the last 50 years to create indoor environments that better resemble what is experienced in nature.
Most people spend up to 90% of their time indoors, in closed environments, not optimal for the human ear which is best designed for hearing outdoors, in nature. Akusto absorbers are ideal for reducing echoes and enhancing speech clarity within an office, education and healthcare environment.
When developing the Akusto range, Saint-Gobain Ecophon worked with well-known Swedish designer Mario Westerberg, resulting in sound absorbers which are pleasing to the eye, the ear and the mind and are available in striking colours and shapes, enabling clients to create the atmosphere of their choice.
This new Ecophon Akusto wall panel range is available as a series of circular, square and rectangular absorbers in smaller dimensions, all 40 mm in depth, which solve acoustic challenges whilst also providing opportunities to create feature design installations.
“Akusto One is a unique product range which enables excellent sound absorption and design – a combination previously not found in this market,’’ says Daryl Coull, National Sales Manager Saint-Gobain Ecophon South Africa, “Furthermore, the Akusto range is as easy to install as hanging a painting.”
Akusto One is available in both the Texona and the Akutex FT surface. It is also possible to print on Akusto products using a knowledgeable printer to ensure that acoustic properties are not compromised.