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Melamine-finished acoustic panels - Definition and models

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What are melamine-finished acoustic panels? We should first define melamine. Melamine is an organic compound which combines with formaldehyde to produce melamine resin, a synthetic polymer which is fire resistant and heat tolerant. This resin is used to manufacture of melamine chipboard panels and the thin decorative surface layers used to finish them them. Melamine-finished acoustic panels are chipboard acoustic panels covered with melamine resin. Melamine contributes certain features to acoustic panels, including resistance to alkalis, high softening temperature, heat stability and high heat and fire resistance, while providing a high degree of sound absorption and being insoluble in common solvents. But, in addition, the sound absorption panels or melamine-finished acoustic panels offer a wide range of decorative options, making them ideal for use in acoustics and decoration projects. Spigotec and Spigoacustic are the Spigogroup divisions engaged in the manufacture of acoustic panels made of sound-absorbent wood for cladding walls and ceilings, with more than 70 different models of acoustic panels. Each acoustic panel provides a different level of sound absorption and they can all be lacquered, finished in natural wood or they can be melamine-finished acoustic panels (12 mm thick layer). The Spigogroup melamine-finished acoustic panels catalogue Spigogroup includes the following finishes: white, stainless, beech wood, pear wood, maple wood, oak wood, wenge and cherry wood.   View the Spigotec Models - View Spigotec Catalogue View the Spigoacustic Models - View Spigoacustic Catalogue       If you liked this post, you may also be interested in:   - Acoustic panels for acoustic conditioning in recording studios - What will future wood acoustic panels be like? - Wood acoustic ceilings and acoustic panels: How does sound absorption work? - Wood acoustic ceilings and acoustic panels: Definition of noise and its intensities
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3 Excellent examples of the use of wood slats in homes in Australia

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Wood slats are normally used for structural and decorative purposes in common, indoor and outdoor areas in public buildings —schools, museums, wineries and corporate headquarters. Some of these projects have a hefty budget for decorating the building and that is where wood slats have a lot to offer. However, in recent years we are witnessing a growing presence of wood slats in housing projects. The use of wood slats in homes includes both the exterior or façade of single-family homes and interior rooms, stairs and corridors. The warmth of wood and the play of light and shadows produced are decisive in the use of wood slats in homes. Following are three good uses of wood slats in homes discovered in projects carried out in Australia.   Parure House A good example of the use of wood slats in homes, in this case on the façade of this project by Architects EAT in the Kensington VIC district in Melbourne. Information and pictures from eatas.com.au . House in Glen Iris Another excellent example of the use of wood slats in homes and the construction of sets of lights in the interior. Steffen Welsch Architects, also in Melbourne project. Information and pictures from steffenwelsch.com.au Featured photo Casa Parure: Architects EAT   House in House Once again, the Steffen Welsch Architects Studio makes an extraordinary use of wood slats in homes in the construction of his House in House, winner of the House in a Heritage Context, Houses Awards, 2015. Information and pictures from steffenwelsch.com.au       If you liked this post, you may also be interested in:   - Wood slats at Nuestra Señora del Pino student residence - The use of wood slats in 8 buildings in the United Kingdom - The use of wood slats in inner linings and wood ceilings - Wood slats: How to install a Linear System and a Grid System Featured photo Casa Parure: Architects EAT
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Wood ceilings in churches: Church of San Francisco de Castro, Chiloé Islands, Chile

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For centuries, wood ceilings covered temples and churches around the world. Later, other construction techniques such as brick or stone arches and vaults allowed for ceiling construction with other materials which were more resistant to fire than wood ceilings. This resistance has for example allowed the ceilings of the most majestic cathedrals and European palaces to survive to this day for the enjoyment of art and architecture lovers. At present it is not easy to find wood ceilings in churches. That is why recent works such as the churches in the Chilean archipelago of Chiloé, built entirely of wood between the 18th century and the first third of the 20th century truly stand out. The work of the Chilote School of Religious Architecture in Wood, there are a total of sixteen temples listed as a whole as a National Historic Landmark since the 1970s and as UNESCO World Heritage site since 2000. Of all the wood ceilings in churches and other wood structures that can be enjoyed in the group, the Church of San Francisco de Castro stand out as one of the biggest and most recent (dating back to 1912). It was designed by the Italian architect Eduardo Provasoli. The ceiling of San Francisco de Castro is one of the most impressive wood ceilings in churches that we have ever seen. Built in neo-Gothic style, its nave is 16 metres high and the main dome is 32 m high. Woods such as larch, Guaiteca cypress and coigüe were used in constructing structures, and the interiors were made of rauli wood. If you like wood ceilings in churches you should go to Chiloé and visit San Francisco de Castro and the rest of their wooden churches.       If you liked this post, you may also be interested in:   - The wood design ceilings of Alvar Aalto - Wood ceilings in new projects in the United Kingdom - Wood ceilings - ¿removable ceilings, accessible ceilings or fixed ceilings? - Wood ceilings and wood walls in churches, chapels and other temples       Featured photo - Author: Norma i External night photo - Author: Oscarabs Nave picture - Author: Jame Hall Blog from Jame Hall Blog Ceiling photo - Author: Daum blog .. [vc_empty_space]
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Phenolic benches for locker rooms. What are they? What are they for?

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Phenolic benches are one of the pieces of sports furniture which are always found in changing rooms. When you make use of lockers in swimming pools, gyms, sports complexes, pelota courts, spas or any other type of sports facility you find different parts of phenolic furniture especially designed and manufactured for this type of environment. Users can safely store their belongings in phenolic lockers while they practice their favourite sport, while phenolic booths allow you to change while preserving your privacy and phenolic partitions do the same thing in urinals, the phenolic partitions and countertops which are found in washstands and other areas with phenolic panel and phenolic benches serve as support when users equip themselves to carry out their activities and arrange the contents of their sports bags or prepare to take a shower. Phenolic changing room benches are made with phenolic panel just like other phenolic furniture. In the case of the phenolic benches made by Spigocompac (the Spigogroup phenolic furniture division) the compact phenolic board used is 12 mm thick. The advantages of phenolic benches, like all sports furniture made with this material, is their great wear and moisture resistance. Phenolic benches are fireproof, water-resistant, antibacterial, non-corrosive and very resistant to scratching and to wear and tear. They are also very easy to clean and maintain. There are single and double phenolic benches and both can be complemented with coat racks, top shelves or shoe cubbyholes under the bench. Standard colours are the usual red, grey, yellow, white, blue and green, although special orders are also an option.     If you liked this post, you may also be interested in:   - Spigocompac Phenolic Lockers – Types and Technical Specifications - Spigocompac Phenolic Booths - Types and Technical Specifications - Phenolic lockers and phenolic booths and other furniture manufactured with phenolic panel - Phenolic lockers and phenolic booths, perfect for sports facilities
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