Troldtekt® based on FUTURECEM™

Troldtekt acoustic panels based on FUTURECEM have a reduced carbon footprint compared to Troldtekt based on traditional cement.

 

The cement in Troldtekt cement-bonded wood wool is responsible for the strength, durability and fireproofing properties of the acoustic panels. However, the cement also accounts for virtually their entire carbon footprint.

Therefore, it is something of a breakthrough that you can now choose Troldtekt based on FUTURECEM cement. With this solution, you can look after the climate while enjoying all the well-known advantages of Troldtekt acoustic panels.

Cement with a reduced footprint

FUTURECEM from Aalborg Portland exploits the synergies between calcined clay and limestone filler. In this way, much of the burnt clinker in the cement can be replaced. The result is cement with an approx. 30 per cent lower carbon footprint.

Over their entire product life cycle, the carbon footprint of Troldtekt acoustic panels based on FUTURECEM is:

  • 26 per cent lower than that of Troldtekt based on grey cement

  • 38 per cent lower than that of Troldtekt based on white cement.

Troldtekt acoustic ceilings in private home

Wide choice of acoustic solutions

A wide range of Troldtekt solutions based on FUTURECEM is available:

 

Troldtekt acoustic panels based on FUTURECEM are not available unpainted, but you can order the panels factory-painted in one of our standard or custom colours. 

And a brand new standard colour – we call it clay – is in the pipeline, which has been specially developed for painting Troldtekt acoustic panels based on FUTURECEM. The new colour makes for a more uniform colour, which can be difficult to achieve for panels in natural wood due to the clay content in FUTURECEM. 

Read more about Troldtekt based on FUTURECEM in our brochure here.

EPDs ensure complete transparency

Consultants and clients can now download environmental product declarations (EPDs) for different types of Troldtekt acoustic panels based on FUTURECEM. The life cycle analyses document the total carbon footprint.

 

Downloadable EPDs are available for:

The graphs show the carbon footprints of Troldtekt acoustic panels based on traditional grey cement and based on FUTURECEM in the various life cycle phases.

FUTURECEM in the different life cycle phases. FUTURECEM ensures a negative carbon footprint in stages A1-A3, as the wood absorbs more CO2 while the trees are growing than is emitted during the production of the cement, the transport of the raw materials and the manufacturing of the acoustic panels.

During use (stage B), the carbon footprint is negative for all Troldtekt acoustic panels, because the panels absorb CO2 via the chemical process of carbonatisation. During disposal (C4), embodied carbon is released during incineration, and the carbon footprint is therefore positive. However, as the incineration of Troldtekt cement-bonded wood wool also generates energy that can replace energy from fossil fuels, a negative carbon footprint has also been registered under recycling potential.

The total carbon footprint for Troldtekt acoustic panels based on traditional grey cement is 7.41 kg CO2-Eq/m2 throughout their entire product life cycle, while for Troldtekt acoustic panels based on FUTURECEM it is 5.45 kg CO2 Eq/m2.

Troldtekt based on Futurecem - Acoustic panels with a reduced carbon footprint