One of the current architectural trends is to have exposed soffits within a room and to meet this demand, Armstrong Ceilings has launched its new designer canopy system that combines excellent acoustics and light reflectance with cost-effectiveness.

Known as the Optima L Canopy range, the canopies are easy and quick to install using spiral anchors under plasterboard ceilings, with existing grid systems or even on exposed concrete soffits.

The canopies can easily be fitted to existing areas or into new spaces.

A 40mm thick mineral panel is used, which is white on all six surfaces to ensure continuity from a design point of view.

The canopies are available in two circular options of 800mm and 1 200mm, which complements the square canopy that is 1 200mm x 1 200mm, or the smaller rectangular one that is 900mm x 1 800mm.

A large rectangular canopy of 2 400mm by 1 200mm is also available.

Armstrong Canopies says that because sound is absorbed on both the front and rear surfaces of the panels, the Optima L Canopy provides greater sound absorption than a continuous ceiling of the same visible surface area.

It says tests have shown that between 1,00 and 5,75 sabines of sound absorption are achieved per piece, calculated at an average of between 500Hz and 4 000Hz, depending on the size.

The canopies are manufactured from 80% recycled content and provide 87% light reflectance to reduce the reliance on artificial light within the room where they are used.

The panels are fire-resistant to Euroclass B-s1 and are resistant to relative humidity in the air.

Armstrong says the level of performance, combined with the aesthetic design of the canopies, makes them an ideal choice for new projects or any refurbishment work on existing premises.

These canopies can be used in commercial, retail, educational and healthcare facilities.

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