The Australian plasterboard market leaders, CSR Gyprock launch new, seamless Rigitone perforated plasterboard with innovative Activ'Air technology. The newest plasterboard offering allows architects and designers to create beautiful ceilings that achieve high levels of acoustic performance, delivering comfortable spaces while improving indoor air quality.
Always on the forefront of innovation, Gyprock has partnered with leading manufacturers throughout the world to deliver the best technologies and products to the Australian building industry. As part of the International Alliance program, Gyprock along with worldwide plasterboard leader, Saint Gobain, continues to evolve its perforated plasterboard range with the launch of Rigitone.
Good acoustic design includes control of both sound transmission and sound absorption. Rigitone's perforations and highly effective acoustic fabric lining dramatically improves the acoustic performance of the board, which reduces echo and noise reverberation. Aside from it's acoustic properties, the acoustic fabric provides additional benefits including the prevention of dust from ceiling cavities coming down in the room, concealment of ceiling framework and contribution to better fire protection compared to a plasterboard without fabric backing.
For architects and designers wanting excellence in design and functional performance, the contemporary patterns of the Rigitone range provide design versatility due to edge-to-edge pattern layouts. A bold ceiling entirely made up of Rigitone plasterboard will deliver a dynamic interior environment with an amazing spatial feel. As a feature, a section of Rigitone amongst flush set plasterboard ceilings adds visual interest while positively contributing to acoustic performance and indoor air quality. Integrating lighting, ventilation systems and other products such as audio speakers is straightforward and a continuous seamless finish is easy to achieve.
A key feature of the Rigitone range is Activ'Air, a patented technology that converts formaldehyde into non-harmful inert compounds that are permanently locked in the board and cannot be released back into the air. This can reduce the concentration of formaldehyde with an environment by up to 60% when installed in ceilings. Rigitone plasterboard will have an enduring impact on air quality and will improve the environment for people working and living in the space.
The Rigitone range features four contemporary perforation patterns, Rigitone Matrix 8mm Round, Rigitone Matrix 12mm Square, Rigitone Astral and Rigitone Galaxy, each with different percentages of open area to meet most acoustic application requirements.
Due to the variety of perforation sizes and patterns, board dimensions vary slightly but are nominally 1200mm x 2000mm x 12.5mm. The edges of Rigitone boards are square and pre-primed for a unique installation method using ready-mixed Rigitone Filler, creating a continuous, seamless finish.
Rigitone key features and benefits:
- 4 designer perforation patterns, delivering a seamless aesthetic once installed
- Activ'Air technology for improved indoor air quality
- Black acoustic fabric backing as standard
- Specific accessories to support installation; Rigitone Primer, Filler, Filler Accessory Kit and Pattern Spacer
"Gyprock is well known for setting industry benchmarks and Rigitone is the next major manufacturing technology advancement for us. Our goal is to offer architects and designers functional products that provide a solution whilst allowing design freedom. From that perspective, Rigitone is a designer's dream product," says Najwa Khoury, General Manager Marketing, Gyprock.
As a decorative acoustic panel system, Rigitone offers a variety of decorative finishes to combine aesthetics and high performance sound absorption and is suitable for commercial applications including foyers of public buildings, restaurants and hotels, retail and shopping centres, leisure spaces and commercial office buildings.
Rigitone is an extension of Gyprock's perforated plasterboard range which also includes Gyprock Gyptone and Gyprock Standard 6mm Round.
For more information visit Gyprock.com.au/Perforated