How we protect the environment

Working with specifiers, users and suppliers to create acoustic landscapes that are easier to live in and take the impact on people and the environment into account: read on to find out more about what Texaa does.

Local manufacturing

Texaa has never moved its production from its original site and has always privileged local suppliers. This has been motivated in equal measure by our ambition to manufacture quality products and our keen sense of corporate social responsibility towards our local community.

Our Aeria fabric is knitted using a patented process. This involves using carefully selected materials that can sometimes be very costly. Our desire to be in full control of the quality of our products has led us to keep all production processes in our own workshop in France, while prioritising suppliers close by, who we know well and with whom we maintain long-term relationships.

 

 

 

Long-lasting, repairable products

Aeria is a knitted fabric that is highly flame-resistant, run-resistant and protected against soiling. The covers on practically all our products can be easily cleaned and replaced. The sound-absorbing materials that we use, offer lasting, unchanging acoustic performance and fire resistance over time.

 

 

 

Reducing environmental and health impacts

After in-depth studies into the safety of fire retardants and sound-absorbing foams used in our products, we completely redefined our legacy range of Vibrasto acoustic cladding. We discontinued the use of polyurethane foam, made the product lighter and changed the installation method, no longer based on adhesives, now using recycled battens with pre-applied fabric, thereby enabling all components to be separated out at the product’s end of life. We also changed the sound-absorbing materials in our panels and accessories, reducing VOC emissions. Since 2018, all our products have gained A+ French health labelling.

 

 

 

Less non-recycled components

The proportion of recycled products in our Vibrasto acoustic cladding is 50% on average, ranging from 14% to 71%, depending on the systems. Our mounting battens are entirely made from recycled materials. We already use 40% recycled steel to build our Stereo panels, which since March 2022, have contained a fully recycled sound-absorbing material, bringing the recycled portion of a panel up to 57%. In our blinds, the sound-absorbing material is 90% recycled.

N.B. Data cited in our FDES documents (EPDs) describe the situation on 1st July 2021

 

 

 

Bio-sourced raw materials

Public access building codes impose safety requirements that affect environmental impact calculations, because the most fire-resistant materials and fireproofing treatments in general often contribute significantly to global warming and have negative effects on biodiversity. Some bio-sourced raw materials can work in the short term, but others are less viable. For example, at the moment, we include a large proportion of wood in our partitions, which is less heavily regulated. This is an opportunity for us to learn how to work with this material and the industry, which are new for us. By starting with easier materials, our R&D progress is less profound, but faster, so we will shortly be launching a new version of our Aeria fabric, made entirely from linen. We are very pleased with it!

 

 

 

Re-using our products

We have always carried out on-site renovation projects, for example by reconditioning panels and re-covering them with new Aeria covers. Today we want to go further. We are currently working with a major property investment company to develop a scheme to re-use our solutions in its buildings.

This will eventually enable us to remove the products installed on one site, when ownership changes or during renovation, and to reinstall them at another. This scheme is all about re-using products after reconditioning them and we would like this to become a very widely used model.

 

 

 

Carbon footprint

We strive to reduce our footprint and greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible. As a supplier of architectural acoustic solutions, we are investing heavily in updating the Environmental and Health Product Declarations (FDES) of all our products (download the FDES files), in compliance with the French 2020 Environmental Regulation (RE2020).

We strive to reduce our footprint and greenhouse gas emissions as much as possible. As a supplier of architectural acoustic solutions, we are investing heavily in updating the Environmental and Health Product Declarations (FDES) of all our products (download the FDES files), in compliance with the French 2020 Environmental Regulation (RE2020).

Our carbon footprint is assessed from complete product life cycle analyses. These include extraction and transport of raw materials, manufacturing the product, transporting the finished product, installation, installed life and end of life.

 

 

 

Comparable data, applicable data

We comply with the most recent building codes by providing the footprint per square metre of product in our Declarations, thereby enabling the impact of buildings to be calculated. However, the acoustic performance of a square metre of product varies from one solution to another. With this concept of acoustic performance we help designers compare solutions that are applicable to a specific architectural context, by considering their efficacy per absorption unit. In this way, the impact per square metre of acoustically corrected space (rather than per square metre of product) can be derived. This varies, of course, depending on the different solutions in our range (see the example below).

 

 

 

Impact calculation

 

The higher a solution’s efficiency, the lower the quantity required. Therefore, the final impact of the treatment depends on the solution chosen, one being even twice as high as another. This is however less than the variation in impact across solutions, when measured by square metre of product, one being four times higher than another.

How can we help? F.A.Q.

How can I get a quote?

By contacting the Texaa business representative of your region by telephone or e-mail and leaving your contact details and what you need. We will send you a quote promptly.

How can I order Texaa products?

Our products are manufactured in our workshop and made available to order. Just contact the Texaa business representative of your region. If you already have a quote, you can also contact the person handling your order: the name is at the top left of your quote.

How do I get my products installed?

Joiners and upholsterers are the best skilled to install our products easily. We work regularly with some professionals, who we can recommend. If you have a tradesperson, who you trust, we can support him/her. You can find our installation instructions and tips here.

Got a technical question?

All our technical data sheets are here. Your regional Texaa business representative can also help; please feel free to contact him/her.

Can I have an appointment?

Our business representatives travel every day to installation sites and to see our customers. Please feel free to contact them and suggest the best dates and times for you, preferably by e-mail.

Lead times

Our products are manufactured to order. Our standard manufacturing time is 3 weeks for most of our products. Non-standard products take from 5 weeks. We also perform miracles on a regular basis! Please feel free to contact us.

Deliveries

For the UK all orders worth £2,399 and more are delivered for free throughout UK. For the US please contact us.
We can also send our products anywhere else.

Who should I call?

To get a quote, a delivery time or technical information, we recommend you call your regional Texaa business representative, who you can find here.

Order tracking

If you need information about your order, please contact the person in charge of handling it: the name is at the top left of your quote.