Technical Comparison

Characteristics"Aerolite" Calcium Silicate CeilingsMineral Fibre CeilingsGypsum Ceilings
Humidity Resistance100% RH70%-90% RH90% RH
Water ResistanceIn case of contact with water, Aerolite does not lose its physical integrity.In case of contact with water, the ceiling starts disintegrating immediately.In case of contact with water, the ceilings start disintegrating
Non combustible Non combustible as per BS 476 Part 4 Combustible Combustible
Fire PerformanceClass 0/ Class 1
under BS 476
Part VI & VII
Class 0/ Class 1
under BS 476
Part VI & VII
Class 0/ Class 1
under BS 476
Part VI & VII
Light Reflectance>85%>85%>75%
Sound Absorption (NRC)0.10 to 0.75
depending on surface finish
0.10 to 0.75
depending on surface finish
0.10 to 0.70
depending on surface finish
Sound Attenuation 32dB34dB28dB
Thermal Conductivity0.043/ W/ Mo K 0.057/ W/ Mo K 0.016/ W/ Mo K
Termite ResistanceInorganic material. Hence no termite attacksOrganic binders used, hence prone to termite attacksOrganic binders used, hence prone to termite attacks
Design CeilingsFull range offered with 100% RH resistanceLimited range offered with 70% RH resistanceNot offered
Size595 mm x 595 mm x 15 mm edges595 mm x 595 mm x 15 mm edges595 mm x 595 mm x 12 mm edges
EdgeDensified Square & TegularSquare & TegularOnly Square
Weight5 - 5.5 kgm23.8 kgm212.5 kgm2