Aisti receives patent for innovative Teno acoustic tile
Aisti granted official patenting of Aisti® Teno Tile, a disruptive fiber-based material to bring building materials sustainability and exceptional technical and safety standards at low cost. Teno’s received the patent for solving fire safety material disadvantages and for offering this trifecta that has never been offered before for suspended ceiling acoustic tiles.
Issued by the Finnish patent and registration office, the official patenting was scored for the innovation of a fiber-based material with fire-retardant properties and the foam-forming method of production. The patent relates to Aisti’s unique innovation in both material and material manufacturing process that alleviated issues and disadvantages of fiber material application development.
Petri Jetsu, Aisti’s founder and CTO, commented on the patent news: “With this patent, we have proved that cellulose materials can truly push boundaries in technical and safety performance without compromising the environment. Receiving the patent is not a finish line but a starting point for many new disruptive fiber-based solutions we will offer to emission-heavy industries.”
Mikko Paananen, Aisti’s founder and CEO, added: “This patent represents the initial thought of Aisti, derived from the market need and is a breakthrough in the field of acoustics.”
A breakthrough in fiber-based building materials
With the new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, pressure mounts on builders to account for CO2 emissions in new buildings larger than 2000 m² via a Life-Cycle Assessment. Therefore, Carbon sequestering building material, with Teno’s unique trifecta, has the potential to drive sustainable material availability and ease market adoption:
- Emission-reduction and circularity. The patented material, Aisti® Teno acoustic tile, will significantly reduce carbon emissions by replacing non-renewable and higher footprint materials for suspended ceiling tiles. Teno’s carbon footprint is currently 1,02kg CO2e/m² a much lower footprint compared to mineral wool tiles.
Another aspect of Teno’s innovation is hydrogen bonds created during the wet-laid foam forming process. The bonds eliminate the need for synthetic binders in the product, making the material 100% free from plastic, irritating or allergic fibers. Thus, Teno promotes a safer installation process for builders and safer indoors.
- Functionality. Aisti’s continued research and development efforts have resulted in a product that meets and exceeds industry standards for durability, strength, and performance. Carbon storing material that can exceed safety and acoustic features, including:
- Sound absorption class A
- Fire-retardancy class B-s1, d0 (Euroclass)
- Durability and strength can carry their own weight in high humidity.
- Low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions
- Affordability meets sustainability. Teno is not only technologically cutting-edge but also remarkably cost-effective. The affordability of the tile can empower customers to adopt sustainable materials without compromising their bottom line or technical requirements.
The patent also detailed the limitless possibilities of Aisti’s foam forming manufacturing, which means that Aisti can utilize the manufacturing process to innovate other fiber-based products, such as Thermal installations and packaging.