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19 July 2016

ROCKFON LAUNCHES THEIR WHITEST CEILING TILE EVER: ROCKFON® Blanka™

After years of research and testing with architects and installers, ROCKFON has developed their smoothest, whitest ceiling tile ever: ROCKFON® Blanka™.

A perfectly white ceiling is what architects want, but has been difficult to attain without sacrificing other crucial technical properties – until now. ROCKFON Managing Director, Anders Juhl Thomsen explains why they’ve developed a visibly whiter tile:

To take suspended ceilings to the next level, we asked our customers what the ultimate improvement would be to them. The architects said they want a ceiling that combines aesthetics - especially whiteness and smoothness - with technical performance, such as fire resistance and acoustics. Installers and building owners look for simple installation and a long lifecycle. Choosing a ceiling shouldn’t be a trade-off between properties, so we decided to create a ceiling that delivers it all in one tile.

A visibly smoother and significantly whiter ceiling tile

The solution to achieving a whiter than white ceiling was literally out of this world. By applying a specialist coating sourced from the US space industry to a high performance stone wool core, ROCKFON® has developed an incredibly durable, matt ceiling tile that is visibly smoother and significantly whiter. The ultra-white ROCKFON® BlankaTM tiles have outstanding light reflection and light diffusion properties to maximise the uniform spread of natural light. Independent tests show that ROCKFON® BlankaTM has a light reflection index above 87% and an L Value of 94.5+, which makes it their whitest ceiling tile ever.

Patternless tiles allow for easy installation

Thanks to this unique coating, the ROCKFON® BlankaTM tiles have a smooth surface that allows for easy installation because the tiles are patternless and can be installed in any direction, saving time and reducing waste. Surface durability tests rate ROCKFON® Blanka™ top of its class. The anti-static properties of the coating make ROCKFON® Blanka™ resistant to site dust and the tiles are easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth. The tiles are designed to be hard-wearing and can resist up to 100% relative humidity without losing their shape.

Outstanding acoustic performance and fire safety properties

ROCKFON® Blanka™ delivers all the unique stone wool performance characteristics you would expect from ROCKFON including outstanding acoustic performance and fire safety properties. ROCKFON® Blanka™ tiles are produced from up to 42% recycled materials, are fully recyclable and come with a 15 year warranty to ensure building owners a long product lifecycle.

The ROCKFON® Blanka™range is available in ceiling tiles for sound absorption and sound insulation as well as a complimentary wall panel range; all in a variety of sizes and edge details to provide architects with complete design freedom.


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