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Technical specifications of stretched ceilings

And as any construction and decorative material, stretched ceilings have particular technical specifications the values of which are unchanged no matter what exploitation environment or the lifespan is.

Material

The stretched ceiling is a robust decorative vinyl film 0.17 mm thick. The film is stretched on a plastic or aluminum framework (molding) and fixed by special locks.

The leading manufacturers of the stretched ceiling materials are European producers from France, Germany, and Italy.

The trademarks of the leading European companies that manufacture the stretched ceiling systems are as follows: DESCOR, MALPENSA, ALKOR DRATA, CLIPSO, RENOLIT, CTN, PONGS.

That is why the manufacturers of materials for stretched ceiling canvases can guarantee to their end-users that the installed stretched ceiling will keep its original appearance for 10 years and the profiles that keep the canvas stretched won’t brake and won’t require replacement.

Technical specifications of the film material for the stretched ceilings (PVC film)

  • Strip width: 1.3 up to 2.7 meter;
  • Film thickness: average 0.13 mm +/- 0.1 mm;
  • Formulation: PVC;
  • Existing textures: glossy (reflecting), mat, sateen;
  • Fire safety: the material does not burn (it does not sustain combustion);
  • Freeze-thaw resistance: down to 0 °С.

Advantages of the film material:

Technical specifications of textile materials for stretched ceilings:

  • Strip width: 3.1 up to 5.1 meter;
  • Thickness: 0.25 mm +/- 0.1 mm;
  • Composition: a fabric, which is polyutheraned for the material to get its consumer qualities characterized by tolerances to temperature drops and deformations, which may occur while in service;
    Available textures: mat;
  • Installation: “cold” installation, without heating;
  • Fire safety: the material does not burn (it does not sustain combustion);
  • Freeze-thaw resistance: down to -50 °С.

Advantages of the webbing:

General technical specifications of stretched ceilings

General physical properties of the materials (fabric and PVC film):

  • One square meter of the fabric weighs 230 gram;
  • Weight: 180-320 g/m2;
  • Thickness: 0.17 mm ± 10 percent;
  • Maximum tensile strength: up to 17 MPa;
  • Ultimate tensile strength: 30 N (both lengthwise and edgewise);
  • Maximum ambient temperature: -25 °С to +40 °С;
  • Light absorption coefficient: 30 percent (film canvases with mirror effect) to 95 percent (webbed canvases);
  • Shore hardness number: 41 ± 2;
  • Weighted mean acoustical reduction factor: -0.4;
  • Stands pressure up to 1000 Pa;
  • Thermal conduction: 0.16 and more.

Installation prerequisites for both materials (fabric and PVC film):

  • It is not necessary to prepare the room in advance: installation can be made in a fully furnished apartment, equipped office, etc.;
  • Installation time saving: installation will take from 4 hours to 2 days;
  • Installation does not cause any noise, dust, dirt or construction waste. Does not require fresh water;
  • The room does not have to be isolated after installation: no odors and other post-installation inconveniences;

Exploitation peculiarities of both materials (fabric and PVC film):

  • Not affected by house settling;
  • Tolerate humidity and temperature drops;
  • Sunlight proof (do not sunburn, do not change initial shade);
  • Earthquake proof (do not break apart);
  • Moisture proof (hold up to 100 l/m2 if flooded from top), do not condensate water;
  • Electrostatically neutral (do not attract dust);
  • Working temperature range: -25 °С to +40 °С;
  • No special care is needed, wet cleaning is possible;
  • Do not steam harmful substances, do not absorb odors.

Moreover, stretched ceilings gradually differ from other ceiling finishing and decorative materials as the main criteria are concerned:

Location Stretched ceiling Whited ceiling False ceiling
Room type Any habitable and non-residential premises. Rooms of high sanitary safety requirements. Any habitable rooms; there are limitations on applying in non-residential premises. Rarely used in habitable rooms; there are limitations on applying in non-residential premises.
Assortment variety Variety of color solutions, shapes, textures, materials Variety of color solutions and textures Variety of color solutions and textures
Extra costs and maintenance No Flattening of flux, painting Flattening of flux
Eco-friendliness (at all stages of material manufacturing and consumption)

Yes

No No
Preliminary ceiling preparation Does not require preparatory work Requires preparatory work Does not require preparatory work
Installation peculiarities Annoyance free Dust, dirt, construction waste, moving furniture out Dust, construction waste
Room insulation after installation Not required Required Not required
Installation time 4 hours and more 1-2 days 3-7 days
Durability 35 years 2 years 5 years
Warranty 10 years 1 year 1 year
Acoustic and thermal insulation Contributes to Does not contribute to Contributes partially
Maintenance to ensure original esthetics Not required, practically Required periodically: cracks, mold, fungus, plaster curling may occur Required periodically: gaps, shedding, discoloration, dusting may occur
Water resistance Does not condensate moisture Not available Condensates moisture
Temperature requirements Stands temperature drops: -25°С to + 40°С Cannot stand temperature drops -
Protection from water escapes Holds up to 100 l/m2 Not available Not available
Fireproof properties Does not sustain combustion Does not sustain combustion Sustains combustion
Possibility to amend ceiling geometry Yes No Yes, partially

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