Founded in 2008, ezoBord were early pioneers in the field of design driven acoustics, pushing the boundaries with a unique range of fully customizable acoustic products for ceiling, wall, division and furniture applications. The company specializes in a fully recyclable acoustic material made from PET plastic, giving a wide range of design options, colour choices, and bespoke print capability.
The company’s headquarters are in Mississauga, Ontario Canada with a state of the art research and development facility supported by a team of industrial designers, product engineers and acousticians. With 3 direct production facilities, extensive sales and specification teams, and local support available in multiple countries across 4 continents.
Acoustics and Sectors
Health and wellbeing within buildings is affected by many factors, light, heat, indoor air quality, and of course sound levels. We specialise in creating high performance acoustic solutions, tailored to meet the design needs of a wide variety of commercial segments. Our team of industrial designers and acousticians work hand in hand to create solutions which are both beautiful and functional.
The trend to create modern collaborative open working environments has created acoustic challenges, intensified by the use of hard reflective surfaces in design. We believe in the importance of providing a comfortable environment to work within, with excellent speech intelligibility, minimal unwanted interruptions, whilst encouraging collaboration.
We offer a wide range of products suited to office environments, from bespoke branding and images, signature ceiling installations such as the acoustical net, beautiful division options such as the work zone divider, to simple but effective acoustic desk screens.
EDUCATION & LIBRARIES
Intelligibility of speech and low background noise is very important in educational and library buildings, to ensure a comfortable learning environment. Early years education facilities will often be subject to high levels of sound with hard surface designs causing excessive reverberation around the room making it difficult for pupils to hear each other and their teacher.
Well positioned sound absorbing acoustic treatment can be used to reduce reverberation, improve speech intelligibility, concentration levels, and generally making a more relaxing learning environment. Geo tiles, acoustic tackboards, retrofit furniture cabinet panels, ceiling tiles and baffles all fit well within the education segment to create a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing learning environment.
Modern interior design continues to deliver highly creative interior spaces, to enhance branding and experience in public space such as bars, restaurants, and hotels public areas. Hard surfaced material such as wood, metal, plastics, glass, and concrete are common place within this design, and also on the furniture used within this space. This use of hard material in high footfall areas often leads to very high levels of reverberation, making speech intelligibility, background noise, and acoustic comfort levels poor.
We have developed an array of acoustic solutions which are not only high performing but are sympathetic to hospitality design. Our range of printed wall coverings and ceiling treatments designed to replicate traditional hard reflective surfaces such as brickwork and wood, make the perfect combination of design and acoustic performance. Our grid canopies and acoustical nets fit well within restaurant and bar design, whilst allowing excellent light penetration. Our expertise in offering custom design and manufacturing means ezoBord is excellently positioned to offer bespoke acoustic elements, which traditionally sit within the joinery package.
Total Customization/ Bespoke Design
We specialize in bespoke new product creations taking an idea from concept to completion. We establish a project scope and feasibility, formalize requirements, proof of concept test, physically mock up, and place through a series of tests to determine suitability for use before creating finalised product designs. Our unique approach, vast experience with our base raw material, and design competencies means you can trust in our ability to deliver a completely bespoke creation right first time.
Our Commitment to the Environment
ezoBord panels are made from 100% PET fibre of which +/- 50% is derived from recycled plastic water bottles. The production of ezoBord is a remarkably clean process utilizing needle punch technology and entirely eco friendly resulting in low energy use, no emissions, no off gassing or VOC’s, no waste water and does not require the use of any adhesives.
All scrap material is 100% recyclable and is put back into the manufacturing process to create new fibre. There is virtually no waste in producing an ezoBord panel.
What is PET?
PET is very energy-efficient material. Although its raw materials are derived from crude oil and natural gas. It enjoys a very favourable sustainability profile in comparison to glass, aluminum and other materials.
The high strength of PET in comparison to its light weight is a major key to its energy efficiency. Allowing for more product to be delivered in less packaging and using less fuel for transport. Ongoing advances in light-weighting technology continue to improve its energy efficiency even further. Life cycle of studies of PET have consistently confirmed the environmental benefits of PET.
In the 60 years since PET was first synthesized. It has become one of the world’s widely used, versatile and trusted materials.
AT A GLANCE
USGBC LEED V4 CREDITS FOR EZOBORD:
While individual products do not ‘earn’ LEED credits, ezoBord can contribute to the following LEED v4 Credits:
EQc9 for enhancing acoustic performance
MRc3 BPDO for sourcing of raw materials for recycled contribution
EQc6 interior lighting for surface reflectance (lighter color options)
Please refer to the USGBC LEED credit guides for detailed requirements.