Lightening the load reduces emissions

Glass wool happens to be the lightest acoustic panel material out there. That means trucks burn less fuel moving them than any other type of panel. That, of course, also applies when they’re shipped by sea or by rail.

Example:

TruckAn 18-metre long-distance truck (70 m3 and 26 ton load capacity) can carry approx. 3,500 m2 of an Ecophon ceiling system, consisting of the acoustic panels and the necessary quantity of grids and accessories. The total weight will be 9 tons.

If we instead load the same truck with 3,500 m2 of a wet felt ceiling, with a panel thickness of 18mm and a weight of 3.3 kg/m2 , the total load weight, incl. grids and accessories, will be 15.3 tons.

If the transportation distance for example is 600 km, we get the following fuel consumption:

Ecophon alternative: 167 litres
Wet felt alternative: 196 litres
Result: wet felt needs approx. 17% more fuel.

On the horizon

But we are not content to just produce and transport the lightest material. We are also working on new ways to pack more panels per trip. One example of this is when we maximised the possible number of acoustic panels on a truck bed, simply by reducing the thickness of the wrapping material and cartons. When procuring transportation services we only enlist companies that are ISO 14001 certified or have a majority of vehicles that are EURO 5 certified.

Contact us

Phone:
+91 22 40212121
Fax:
+ 91 22 40212392
   
Address:
 Saint-Gobain Ecophon AB
 5th Level, Leela Business Park,
 Andheri Kurla Road,
 Andheri (E) 
 Mumbai - 400 059
 INDIA

 

 

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Contact us

Phone:
+91 22 40212121
Fax:
+ 91 22 40212392
   
Address:
 Saint-Gobain Ecophon AB
 5th Level, Leela Business Park,
 Andheri Kurla Road,
 Andheri (E) 
 Mumbai - 400 059
 INDIA