Armstrong Ceilings has simplified its TechZone system, an easy-to-specify-and-install ceiling solution, with integrated technical services, to be offered as a standard solution.
Launched in 2009, the TechZone system is now available in four standard layouts which easily organise lighting, air diffusers and returns into 100mm and 150mm wide technical zones.
A range of compatible fixtures from partner companies, including Trox for air diffusers, and XAL and Zumtobel for lighting) have also been prequalified for fit and finish to provide a clean, monolithic look, using standard ceiling panels and suspension systems.
Specifiers are required to design the layout from either Armstrong’s CAD/Revit library or their own imagination, before specifying the field panels, technical panels, suspension systems and perimeter treatments.
Field panels are Armstrong’s Ultima+ and Ultima+ OP, Perla and Perla OP 0.95 and Optima mineral tiles and planks with Microlook 90 or SL2 edge profiles.
These tiles and planks deliver environmentally and acoustically as Perla OP 0.95 was the first mineral tile in the world to be Cradle to Cradle certified, the Ultima+ range was the first mineral ceiling tile range in the world to be Cradle to Cradle certified, and the suspension system – the Prelude 15 XL2 grid – is now also Cradle to Cradle certified, making the complete system (tiles and grid) the ultimate green ceiling system.
In addition, Perla OP 0.95, Ultima+ OP and Optima all deliver to sound absorption Class A.
The improvements made to the TechZone system have also enabled Armstrong to meet the growing demand for linear lighting.
Armstrong has also teamed up with XAL Lighting to launch On Centre, a linear lighting solution that makes it easier for architects and specifiers to create ceiling designs with higher ceiling heights, zero plenum interference and on-centre continuous or non-continuous layouts.
Designed to be installed both as a new system, or retrofitted into existing 600mm by 600mm ceiling modules, the system is suited to both open and closed-plan spaces in offices, schools, hospitals and retail outlets.
It allows the XAL Leno Grid Led luminaire to be installed from below to eliminate the requirement for ceiling re-work when it is specified with factory-finished Armstrong ceilings panels (Ultima+, Ultima+ OP and Perla OP 0.95) and the Prelude 15 XL2 suspension system. It also integrates with Axiom pre-engineered perimeter systems and transitions and can be incorporated into canopies.
The new premium system gives an ultra-contemporary visual with the narrow 100mm linear lighting centred on the grid using standard ceilings and suspension systems to create custom looks. The lighting goes between and parallel to the grid main runners so only requires an additional hanger for installation, making it as quick and easy to install as standard systems.
TechZone incorporating linear lighting has its own dedicated CAD drawings available from Armstrong’s Architectural Specialities office and is covered by Armstrong’s 30-year system warranty.
Armstrong World Industries Limited
1 George Street,
Uxbridge UB8 1QQ
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