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In rooms with permanently high humidity, such as swimming pools, sanitary facilities or large kitchens, special demands are placed on the ceiling in terms of humidity resistance. Due to its special composition, Thermatex Aquatec resists humidity up to 100% RH. This means that it is dimensionally stable when exposed to high humidity and temperatures from 0–40°C. This makes Thermatex Aquatec especially suitable for many applications, such as offices and retail in regions with a naturally high humidity like the tropics. Aquatec also has outstanding sound absorption providing an optimal solution for most hygiene applications.

Benefits:

  • 100% RH (relative humidity).
  • Washable.
  • Clean Room Class 3 as per ISO 14644-1.
  • Highly absorbing, aw / NRC = 0.90 (EN ISO 11654).
  • White, plain fleece surface.
  • Sound attenuation of 28 dB.
  • HYGENA-coating optional.

Applications:

Thermatex Aquatec provides an excellent solution for critical applications, in which the product selection must be made especially carefully:

  • Healthcare facilities.
  • Sanitary facilities.
  • Kitchens.
  • Swimming pools (corrosion resistant grid system required).

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Standard product features

Ceiling:

  • Type: 19 mm mineral tile with SK edge with thickness (c. 4.7 kg/m²).
  • Module: 600 x 600 mm.

Grid:

  • Form: AMF Ventatec 24 mm Exposed Grid – System C.
  • Exposure: Exposed.
  • Spacings: Main runners at 1200 mm centres.

Access:

  • Infill units fully demountable.

General:

  • Building material class A2-s1,d0 as per EN 13501-1.
  • Sound absorption EN ISO 354.
  • Sound attenuation Dn,f,w = 28 dB as per EN 10848 (according to test certificate).
  • Clean room Class 3 as per ISO 14644-1.
  • Humidity up to 100% RH.
  • Light reflectance up to 88%.
  • Thermal conductivity: λ = 0.040 W/mK as per EN 12667.
  • Colours: White similar to RAL 9010.

Options

Grid:

- System A - Concealed Grid Construction:

  • Concealed grid sections.
  • Smooth, monolithic appearance.
  • Available in both demountable and non accessible versions.

- System C - Exposed Grid:

  • Exposed grid system.
  • Edge details SK (square edge) and VT (recessed edge).
  • Quick and easy installation.
  • Easy to dissemble for maintenance work.
  • Fast access to the void for maintenance.

NBS Specification

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This product is associated with the following NBS Create clause:
20-10-20/190 Unit (modular) suspended ceiling system

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Product specification

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Manufacturer

Name:

Knauf AMF Ceilings Ltd

Tel:

+44 (0)191 518 8600

Product reference

AMF Thermatex Aquatec

Grid

[A Concealed system]
[C Exposed system]
[Enhanced corrosion grid system]
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Use for swimming pools for example.

Ancillary components

[AMF angle perimeter trims]
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19 x 24 mm securely fastened to vertical surface at 450 mm maximum centres.
[Suspension system]

Manufacturer details

1 Swan Road,
South West Industrial Estate,
Peterlee,
Co Durham, SR8 2HS
Tel +44 (0)191 518 8600
Fax +44 (0)191 586 0097
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