Our ever-growing sound effect on people

Our ever-growing sound effect on people

With our solutions people can learn more when in school, thrive and develop at work, and recover when in care. Empowering people to live their lives at the fullest, by providing natural indoor acoustics, is sustainability at its core from our point of view.

With this fundamental respect for people, we care strongly about all their environments. That’s why we continuously strive to improve production techniques, materials used, and everything else that adds to our environmental footprint. We take great pride in making sure that our business is sustainable and constantly pushing ourselves to do better. This is how we fulfill our promise to you, creating a Sound effect on people, both indoors and outdoors. 

The core material in Ecophon sound absorbers is glass wool made of more than 70% recycled glassChoosing raw material the responsible way

The core material in Ecophon sound absorbers is glass wool made of more than 70% recycled glass: old bottles and jars that are thus reused instead of being discarded. One traditional wine bottle is actually enough to produce the glass wool needed for one and a half regular Ecophon panels. 

Ecophon only uses water-based paints for our acoustic panels. For our grids the paint is polyester-based. All paint components can be found on the European REACH list of safe chemicals. 

The metal used to manufacture Connect grids and accessories consist of more than 20% recycled steel and all materials used in packaging our products are 100% recyclable.

Using renewable energy and optimising the processUsing renewable energy and optimising the process

One of the production bonuses of glass wool compared to some other types of ceiling material is that no additional material must be burned to melt it. However, it will always take energy to produce our panels. But we can take control of where that energy comes from.

So far, almost half of our energy consumption is renewable, bringing the CO2 emissions way down. Our corporate goal is to reach 65% renewable energy by 2020. We are also taking additional steps by optimising the production process. 

Lightening the load reduces emissionsLightening 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.

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.

Turning waste into new applicationsTurning waste into new applications

Ecophon doesn’t see waste as just waste. We work actively to reduce, reuse, recover and recycle it.

For example our grids are made from galvanised steel and can therefore be fully recycled, melted and turned into new steel products. 

Contact us

Saint-Gobain Ecophon AB
No.1 Shale Road
N1 Business Park
Cnr. Old Johannesburg & Tlokwa RoadsKosmosdal Ext.
Samrand 0157, P.O. Box 700, Germiston 1400, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0) 12 657 2958
E-mail: ecophonsa@saint-gobain.com

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Contact us

Saint-Gobain Ecophon AB
No.1 Shale Road
N1 Business Park
Cnr. Old Johannesburg & Tlokwa RoadsKosmosdal Ext.
Samrand 0157, P.O. Box 700, Germiston 1400, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0) 12 657 2958
E-mail: ecophonsa@saint-gobain.com