Armstrong Ceilings has added baffles to its Optima and metal product portfolio to meet the growing demand for noise reduction solutions that do not compromise the aesthetics of contemporary public areas.

Armstrong now has a standard range of metal and mineral baffles to provide a flexible approach to noise control in public areas such as airports, auditoria, rail terminals, schools, factories, hospitals and office buildings. Armstrong’s new baffles ranges can be quickly and easily suspended directly from the soffit via cables or grouped using standard grid systems.

The metal baffles are precision engineered with a regular perforation pattern and a high-performance glass wool insert for optimised acoustics, providing a aw between 0.45 and 0.55(H), depending on its size and the void depth. Comprised up to 30% recycled content and with 65% light reflectance, they are washable and resistant to scratches, fire (Euroclass B-s1, d0) and humidity (90%).

The mineral Optima baffles range, which comprises 80% recycled content, is available off-the-shelf in standard white (with up to 87% light reflectance) or in bespoke colours and sizes. These provide between 1.00 and 1.45 sabines of sound absorption as discrete absorbers, depending on size, spacing and void depth.

They are ready to fit and come complete with pre-screwed spiral anchors.