Armstrong Building Products is a global company with 150 years experience in developing and producing sustainable and acoustical ceiling solutions. The company is constantly aware of its ‘footprint’, demonstrating commitment to sustainability. Since the foundation of Armstrong, doing business in an environmentally responsible manner has been a pillar of the vision and policy of the company. This includes the careful selection of raw materials, manufacture of products containing up to 82% recycled content, re-use of process water and efficiently organised production facilities for the reduction of energy and CO2 emissions.
All this contributes primarily to sustainable production. Armstrong considers all environmental aspects when creating materials. Since 1999, thanks to its ceiling recycling programme, Armstrong has otained thousands of tonnes of construction waste, a basis for new production. Together with its customers, Armstrong reduced its packaging to a minimum amount. Their ceilings are 100% recyclable.
Armstrong has developed various products to promote sustainability. A good example is the Tierra, ceiling panels with a natural BioAcoustic™ substrate made from plants that grow from seed to harvest in just 100 days, making Tierra 44% rapidly renewable. Tierra is available only on the American market and is a certified Cradle-to-Cradle® silver product.
The Perla OP 0.95 is the first mineral fibre laminated ceiling tile to be granted Cradle-to-Cradle®certification in Europe. This is now driving the Cradle to Cradle® development programme in Europe, and will provide a blueprint for sustainability improvements across all Armstrong ceiling product ranges.
The latest addition to the product catalog on the C2C-Centre is Perla OP 0.95. Cradle-to-Cradle® certified in 2013, Perla is a high density tile covered with a scrim, giving it a plain, flat-textured surface design. Perla OP 0.95 is high density tile and cleanable. This provides a excellent mechanical strength, less damage and fewer replacements required. This results in a lower impact on the environment and is guaranteed for 15 years.