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Process Data set: Ceiling System, Metal SAS System 150-Aluminium, Tile 1, SAS International; Transport to Building Site (for stage A4) : EU (en) en

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Ceiling System, Metal SAS System 150-Aluminium, Tile 1, SAS International; Transport to Building Site (for stage A4) : EU
Technical purpose of product or process SAS System 150 is a modular clip-in aluminium suspended ceiling system; highly versatile square and rectangular clip-in tiles offer hinge down access throughout as standard. Tiles can pivot and slide along the suspension system providing access to large areas of the ceiling void. A range of acoustic backing options provide up to 42dB acoustic attenuation or Class A acoustic absorption. For further details please visit There are various ceiling tile sizes available; however the amount of material per square metre was determined based on the assumption of a 600x600mm aluminium tile. A standard grid system is defined for this ceiling system; however a choice of ceiling tiles is available and as such this EPD includes LCA data on all five of the following tile options. System 150 Tile Options Tile 1: Plain tile. Tile 2: Perforated tile with acoustic fleece. Tile 3: Perforated tile with 18mm x 80kg/m³ acoustic pad Tile 4: Perforated tile with 18mm x 80kg/m³ acoustic pad and aluminium backing plate. Tile 5: Perforated tile with 18mm x 80kg/m³ acoustic pad and 12mm plasterboard. There are a number of environmental advantages to using metal ceiling tiles; not only does it have a long RSL (meaning it doesn’t have to be replaced as often as mineral wool) but it requires minimal to no maintenance throughout its RSL, can be washed in place and is almost completely recyclable at the end of life.
Synonyms Tile 1: Plain tile.
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  • Metsims Classification: Aluminium / Ceiling Systems / Ceiling Tile
General comment on data set Production Site: Parc Crescent Waterton Industrial Estate, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF31 3XU, United Kingdom, Declared Product Unit: 1 m² Metal Ceiling Tile and Grid System,
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Data set valid until 2019
Time representativeness description 30-11-2019
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Technology description including background system These are the environmental impacts associated with raw material extraction and processing, transport of raw materials to the SAS factory (the manufacturer) and the manufacturing at the factory including energy usage and any waste streams resulting from the manufacturing process. The majority of raw materials are sourced from the UK; however some are sourced from countries elsewhere in the European Union. These raw materials are delivered to the SAS factory in Bridgend, Wales by a combination of articulated truck and rail (Eurostar) depending on the supplier location. The Bridgend factory is split into two separate units; Unit 1 is where the tile systems are formed, including the addition of the various types of acoustic padding. Key Unit 1 processes include: slitting of the steel/aluminium coils, perforating, washing, spray coating and drying. These processes account for the most energy intensive stages of the products life cycle. Unit 2 is where the grid systems are rolled and formed; it houses less energy-intensive processes than Unit 1. It is assumed that the gas and electricity consumption is the same for the production of all systems and that the variation in size of tile or grid has no effect; since the machines responsible for slitting, perforating and drying are either on or off and therefore will be using the same amount of energy regardless of the size of the tile or grid passing through. This same principle is applicable to the quantity of water used in the factory and the spray coating plus any resulting waste. The pallets, crates and cartons are formed and built at the factory and are included in the LCA, along with additional packaging items such as steel strapping, interleaving paper and polyethylene film.
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