Non-load bearing Acotec partition wall element: A quick-to-install, moisture-resistant, sound-proof solution for all continents
“Acotec can be used in practically any application anywhere in the world. Thanks to the innovative manufacturing method, the length and thickness of the wall can be adjusted on the production line in accordance with the application and the construction requirements. The thicker the wall is, the better its sound insulation and fire resistance properties. Increase in the thickness can result in up to 120 minutes of fire resistance. This is a vital quality in places such as senior homes and hospitals, where evacuation takes longer,” says Jani Eilola, Product Director at Elematic.
A thicker wall also helps dampen sounds from other rooms and apartments.
“The less noise you can hear from other apartments, the more comfortable living is. The engineering and utility rooms in hospitals and office buildings are often full of noisy equipment, so the sound insulation of the partition walls has to be good. Acotec has the perfect solution for this,” Eilola continues.
Acotec can be used in diverse applications around the world:
“Because Acotec is made from stone, it won’t rot, become moldy or deteriorate in other manners like wood and gypsum boards do. Thus, it can be used even in wet rooms. For the same reason it is not susceptible to attacks by vermin and withstands the turns of the seasons,” Eilola explains.
Acotec can be installed up to six times faster than a partition wall is built
Thanks to its standardized shape and light structure, Acotec can be installed up to 90 m2/d by two workers of simple wall. Average being 50 m2/d. Even in comparison to block partitions, Acotec installation is up to three times faster. Acotec also saves money, as special skills are not required in the installation.
“Acotec is a very cost-effective solution. It is always 60 cm wide, and as high as required for each individual application. Expensive labor is not needed, unlike for laying blocks, for example. Acotec is simply lifted into an upright position, and elements are cemented together to the floor and to the ceiling. The ceiling joints is sealed with urethane,” Eilola explains.
The next work stages are also swiftly completed, because the panel surface is smooth enough and only thin putty is needed. Thick plastering is not needed.
“In countries where urbanization is rapid, efficient solutions are needed in the construction of residential, public, industrial and office buildings. Thanks to its superior qualities, Acotec is both the quickest and most cost-effective solution for the construction of non-load-bearing partition walls.”
“Acotec installation does not require special skills. The panels are simply lifted into an upright position and cemented together to the floor and to the ceiling. Finally, the ceiling joints is sealed with urethane.”