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echo gets
Masterseal of
A Light
MK Electric, the UK’s leading
manufacturer of wiring devices and
accessories, has migrated its echo range considerable cost-savings when
of innovative ‘self powered’ wireless and refurbishing work, factory and other
battery-free switches into the Masterseal commercial spaces. The echo range is also
Fleximats EcoCoin, the flexible product. The award winning IP56 rated incredibly low maintenance thanks to the
floorcovering from Plastic Extruders has Masterseal range has been specifically lack of batteries and lack of wiring in the
been used throughout Lightinc’s designed for use either outdoors or wall.
impressive riverside showroom and indoors and in areas heavily exposed to The new Masterseal option means that
offices near Tower Bridge in London. dust and splashing water. echo can now be deployed in a far wider
The company needed to find a flexible Echo’s benefits include almost instant variety of tough environments both inside
floorcovering which could be loose-laid switch installation; total location flexibility and out, while still offering all the benefits
over the existing sub-floor to provide a of light switches in and outside buildings; of ‘self powered’, wireless and battery-free
clean-looking finish with a slip-resistant and easy relocation, re-installation and switching.
surface and which could withstand heavy
use. With its contemporary look, uniform
finish and three-dimensional hardwearing
surface, EcoCoin from the Fleximats range Variety is the spice of life
proved to be the ideal solution.
The Fleximats range of floorcoverings is Pilkington has announced a new range
specifically designed to provide flexible of products. Pilkington Pyroshield™ 2 will
solutions to meet changing requirements, replace the long-serving Pilkington
such as temporary exhibitions, to improve Pyroshield™ range, while Pilkington
large open areas or to provide protection Optifloat™ Opal is an excellent
for existing floors. The attractive and replacement for the existing translucent
economical floorcoverings are co-extruded glass.
in several colours to incorporate a The Pilkington Pyroshield™ 2 portfolio
hardwearing top surface with a dense includes two of the four variants of the
base which increases stability after existing range; Pilkington Pyroshield™ 2
installation and improves sound and Safety Clear and Pilkington Pyroshield™ 2
thermal insulation. Texture. The current Pilkington
The product range offers a wide choice Pyroshield™ portfolio will continue to be
of different textures, from studs to ribbed, available for a limited period of time in minutes integrity only fire resistance.
which provide slip-resistant, non-porous certain formats and sizes; however, it will However, it should be noted that the
and easily cleaned surfaces. Being 100% gradually be replaced by new products Texture version no longer has an impact
vinyl, they are resistant to oils and over the coming months. safety classification. Alternatives are
chemicals and have excellent scuff and Pilkington has the appropriate fire test available within the Pilkington Pyrodur™
abrasion resistance. Tel: 01268 571116 evidence, approvals and certificates in range.” place and both types are suitable for 30
Knauf AMF Ceilings access all areas
Access Self-Storage Ltd has recently density mineral wool ceiling tiles provide in Thermatex range,
specified Knauf AMF’s Thermatex excess of 60 minutes fire protection to all of which offer
Mercure ceiling tiles for its new facility in mezzanine floors, timber joists and steel the same
Southampton. 8000m
of the 1200 x beams in accordance with BS476: Parts 20 standards of fire
600mm square edge tiles have been to 23. Warrington Fire Research Centre protection
fitted throughout the individual storage carried out specific tests on AMF combined with a
units, including those on all five Thermatex ceiling tiles installed in a variety of
mezzanine levels. fire-rated exposed grid system under a additional benefits,
As a structural feature, mezzanine floors mezzanine floor and found that they gave such as hygiene
require fire protection, which can be 90 minutes of load-bearing capacity, and acoustic
provided by a suspended ceiling system. 89 minutes of integrity and 89 minutes properties.
BS476 requires that a complete floor of insulation. This makes AMF tiles an attractive
assembly, consisting of a suspended Thermatex Mercure has a fine non- option for mezzanines, with the added
ceiling and floor structure, achieve a directional fissured design with micro- benefits of time and cost savings in
minimum of 60 minutes fire protection. perforations creating a subtle, elegant installation since tiles do not have to be
Finding a high quality ceiling system that appearance. It also offers the added clipped down and the main runners are
can meet this requirement is, therefore, a benefits of high light reflectance and good fixed on 1200mm centres.
key factor for most customers. acoustic performance. Mercure is one of Email:
Knauf AMF’s Thermatex range of high ten face patterns and designs within the
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