Kirei Launches Air Baffle, an Acoustic Ceiling Baffle Inspired by Nike


Kirei Launches ‘Air flow Baffle,’ an Acoustic Ceiling Baffle Influenced by Nike

The brand new acoustic ceiling baffle from Kirei combines the performance of recycled PET felt with a soft filling created from Nike Grind.

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Kirei , a provider of eco-friendly design materials interiors, announced the launch of the Air Baffle: an acoustic ceiling baffle inspired by the clean, modern lines of the Nike Air Max and created from recycled shoes and water bottles.

The ceiling baffle combines the acoustic performance of recycled PET felt with a soft filling created from Nike Grind, a variety of recycled materials produced from Nike’s end-of-life footwear. Designers can pivot spaces to a softer sound and look with the curved baffles, which feature windows to see sustainable Nike Grind inspired by classic Nike Air Max air bubble windows.

Created from 12mm EchoPanel®, Air Baffle comes in 40”, 48”, 72”, or 96” lengths in virtually any of EchoPanel’s 33 color options. The ceiling baffle comes fully enclosed or with the choice of a brief or long window. The windows are 3mm thick in a matte finish, made out of Class A fire-rated PETG (specially formulated co-polyester resin). The plastic has chemical resistance and is GREENGUARD indoor quality of air certified. In addition, it contains 40% pre-consumer recycled content, is 100% recyclable, and qualifies for LEED MR Credit 4 and IEQ Credit 8/1 & 8.2 (daylight and views). The ceiling baffles are shipped prepared to install using suspension cables and mounting hardware.

The Air Baffle exterior is manufactured out of EchoPanel®, a registered trademark of Woven Image®. This is a low VOC, Red List Free material with published ingredient transparency through Declare and third-party certification by Global GreenTag. Made from more than 60% recycled PET, each panel diverts 235 single-use plastic containers from global landfills and waterways. Since 2004, Woven Image has recycled more than 5,505 tons of PET plastic, equivalent to more than 275 million 600ml plastic bottles.

The Air Baffle is filled up with post-consumer textile fluff from Nike Grind, a worldwide sustainability program that helps transform manufacturing scrap and end-of-life shoes into recycled Nike Grind Materials. For three decades nearly, Nike has been incorporating Nike Grind materials into product design, retail spaces and workplace environments at Nike World Headquarters and around the world. From furniture to running tracks, skateboards to space shuttles – innovation reaches the center of the Nike Grind program. 130 million pounds of Nike Grind have already been recycled into partners’ products since 1992.

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