Perforated plasterboard ceilings and walls are utilised to achieve aesthetic standout spaces with high acoustic performance by controlling both sound transmission and sound absorption, especially in commercial and educational spaces. The latest perforated plasterboard with white acoustic fabric lining from Potter Interior Systems, has an added benefit, and one that is vital to achieving optimum human health – the ability to remove toxins from the air.

Developed by worldwide plasterboard specialist Saint-Gobain, the patented technology in the plasterboard known as Activ’Air converts volatile organic compound (VOCs) — particularly formaldehyde. Formaldehyde and other VOCs are naturally emitted into our homes, offices and schools by people, pets and cleaning products, as well as furniture, carpets, paints and varnishes. Generally, they’re hard to get rid of, which is why this technology for our indoor environments has been so well received.

The perforated plasterboard incorporating the Activ’Air technology, work by absorbing 70 per cent of the formaldehyde in an area and transforming it into a non-harmful inert compound – reducing the concentration of formaldehyde within an environment by up to 60% when installed in ceilings. “The technology is built into the white acoustic fabric lining of the perforated plasterboard and remains active for the average lifespan of a building,” Potter Interior Systems’ Monique Griffin says. “Ceiling and wall linings containing Activ’Air technology will have an enduring impact on air quality and will improve the environment for people working and living in the space.”

Potter Interior Systems recent launch of the two perforated plasterboard ranges, Rigitone and Protone by Saint-Gobain,

incorporate this technology.

Rigitone perforated plasterboard is designed specifically for ceiling areas where an increased level of sound attenuation along with aesthetic appeal is required. “The four contemporary pattern options in this range represent something really unique,” Monique says. “The edge to edge patterns create a continuous, seamless finish with the added technology that converts formaldehyde into non-harmful inert compounds that are permanently locked in the board and cannot be released”

Designed to be screw fixed to suspended ceilings, Rigitone boards allow for the perforated pattern to continue undisrupted where sheets meet.

Protone perforated plasterboard contributes to aesthetics and excellent acoustics for walls and ceilings. “The modern grid design perforations, together with acoustic fabric lining, reduce echo and noise reverberation to create a more comfortable environment.”

Watch the video below to see how ActiveAir Technology works and get in touch with Potter Interior Systems on ArchiPro here to find out more about the latest in perforated plasterboard.