Product Detail




Echolinear is a modular and demountable patented sound absorbing system for ceilings and walls. Designed to achieve the highest aesthetic and sound quality levels. This product is made from EO, 100% FSC pure board. Suitable for public halls, sports facilities, office, industrial, health, commercial, educational and residential environments.




Drilling & Milling types

  • 9 / 2 - 6% perforation
  • 13 / 3 - 12% perforation
  • 14 / 2 - 7% perforation
  • 28 / 4 - 7.5% perforation


 Snow white, stone grey, aluminium, wenge, Galles oak, maple, and other finishes. Snow White and Galles Oak are held in stock at Melbourne warehouse for express delivery.

A lead time of 10 – 12 weeks applies for other colours and profiles.


Echolinear is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship.  Any such defects must be reported within 10 days of date of delivery.  During this warranty period Elton Group will repair, or at their option, replace, free of charge such merchandise as shall prove to be defective.

Expected Life

Life of the fit out, 20 years

Indicative Costs

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Purchase Options

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  • MDF E1, 80% b/w
  • Melamine, 12% b/w
  • Black non-woven acoustic fabric, bonded less than 1% b/w

Technical Specifications

Module (strip) dimensions

  • Length: 4061mm
  • Width: 128mm
  • Thickness: 16mm

Fabric dimensions:

  • Thickness: 0.25mm
  • Weight: 65g/m²

Absolute Density

  • MDF 16mm E1: 760kg/m³

Echolinear Noise Reduction Coefficients

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National & International Standards

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certificate using the FSC Chain of Custody standard: SA-COC-001908

FSC Controlled Wood for FSC product schedule as FSC 100% or FSC Mix: SA-CW-001908

E0 AS/NZS1859 part 2

Country of Origin



Afbeelding - Germany

Almoayyed Tower – Manama, Bahrain

Baluardo Citadel - Italy

Biagi Foundation - Italy

Bone and Joint Clinic - Dubai

Casa Del Jazz - Rome, Italy

Decons - Sydney, Australia

Elton Group Office - Melbourne , Australia

Eurostar Terminal - Rome, Italy

Fantoni Restaurant - Udine, Italy

Natural Office – Italy

Oasis Capital Bank, Bahrain

Serra Office - Italy

Toyota Radente terra - Italy

Venice Bienalle (exhibitors) - Italy

Venice Bienalle (threatre) - Italy

Vodafone - Italy


Echolinear packs must be opened 48 hours before installation onsite, to allow material to stabilise itself to ambient conditions.

Echolinear must be installed in environments with:

  • A minimum temperature of 15°C
  • Humidity between 40-60%
  • Minimum 24 hours of conditioning prior to installation

Contact manufacturer for installation details on wall cladding and false ceiling applications.





The sound absorption properties of these panels decrease reverberation time and ambient noise within a space, plus also providing room to room sound attenuation and speech privacy.

Wood-based products are based on a renewable resource, have low embodied energy and sequester carbon. However, poorly managed forests can result in unsustainable yields, localised terrestrial, aquatic and social impacts, release of greenhouse gases, and significant losses of biodiversity. Various timber certification schemes are currently in operation relating to the sustainable and responsible management of forests as sources of wood. An ecospecifier analysis of various timber certification schemes reveals that the FSC Certification available with Echolinear is the most rigorous and robust certification.



Exposure to wood dust may increase risk of nasal cavity cancer. Precautions can be taken to decrease risk when handling the product, for instance ensuring all dust producing processes are fitted with local exhaust ventilation or on site use of PPE.


Product can be combined with thermal insulation to improve thermal comfort

Indoor Environment Quality

Product can be combined with thermal insulation to improve thermal comfort

Electromagnetic Radiation

Not applicable


Not applicable


Not applicable



Emissions – Responsibly grown and managed forests sequester more CO2 than they emit during their growing phase. Wood products are carbon sinks, whereas most other products produce net carbon emission such as aluminium, plastic and steel, thereby reducing the toxic and pollutant impacts of wood on the terrestrial environment. Raw materials for MDF are sourced from responsibly managed FSC certified forests and suppliers.

Physical – As a raw material, FSC certified wood has reduced physical impact on the terrestrial environment. Associated forestry impacts to the terrestrial environment from forestry are loss of topsoil and reduced soil productivity due to nutrient loss.  The source of the feedstock material for viscose fibre, cellulose from wood pulp, is unknown, however the non-woven fabric represents a very small portion (less than 1%) of the product and physical impacts from possibly unmanaged forestry practices would be limited as a result of viscose use in the product.



Emissions –Aquatic pollution occurs from nutrient losses associated with deforestation.

Production of viscose fibres used in the acoustic fabric backing involves the use of zinc sulphate, which is toxic to aquatic organisms. However, given the small percentage (less than 1%) of viscose in the product, this impact is considered minimal.

Physical – The production of MDF involves the washing of wood chips. It is therefore possible that the Chemical and Biological Oxygen Demand (CBOD) of waste water may be deleterious if uncontrolled runoff is permitted in the waste water that is discharged into marine environments.


Greenhouse (GHG) – Fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of this product result from forestry operations, transportation of wood, and wood processing and drying.

MDF is a wood residue-based composite material in which wood fibres are bonded under heat and pressure with an adhesive, a high greenhouse gas process, albeit the product is an overall carbon sink.

Greenhouse intensity – from 9.29 kgCO2e/m² to 10.66 kgCO2e/m²* according to the weight/m²

Transport intensity – Product is manufactured in Italy. GHG intensities for shipping product are shown below.

  • Greenhouse Intensity for Container Shipping of Echolinear - ~ 1.61-1.88 kgCO2e/m2 depending on profile

Table below provides land transportation greenhouse intensity figures to help calculate the greenhouse gas intensity of land transportation from shipping port.

Light commercial vehicle

Rigid Truck

Articulated Truck

0.001451 kgCO2e /

0.000195 kgCO2e /

0.000069 kgCO2e /

Transport intensity figures sourced from Australian National Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990, 1995 and 1999 and WWF International, Inland Navigations and Emissions, 2005.

Operational efficiency – Not applicable

Re-use Efficiency – Products use a unique mounting system that does not require the use of glues or damaging screws. The panels can easily be removed and reused.

Toxics and Pollutants – Product has low formaldehyde and VOC emission levels in operation. No known toxics and pollutants are emitted during manufacture or disposal phases.

Ozone Depletion – Not applicable

Urban Heat Island Effects – Not applicable

Noise – Product is efficient in the absorption of different sound frequencies. It has a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of between 0.57 to 0.88, depending on the milling, perforation and installation. See Technical Specifications.


Wood-based products can be among the most environmentally destructive material choice from a biodiversity and ecological quality point of view. This is so especially when poor, unregulated forestry practices are in place. This can lead to the loss and fragmentation of vegetation and habitat for ecological communities. Biodiversity impacts are minimised due to the regulatory and management practices in place in the forest and plantations the timber is sourced from.


Resource Efficiency

Wood is a renewable resource. The panels are made from recycled timber taken from FSC certified sources which have Chain of Custody certification, indicating that the primary resources are not sourced from rare, irreplaceable or remnant vegetative communities.

Embodied Fossil Fuel Energy

from 172 MJ/m² to 198 MJ/m²* according to the weight/m²

Transport intensity –  Product is manufactured in Italy.

  • Energy Intensity for Container Shipping of Echolinear - ~ 19.76-23.11 MJ/m2 depending on profile

Embodied Water

Information not available.  Water is used in the manufacture of all the materials.


A durable melamine surface makes Echolinear easy to clean and resistant to scratch and stain.


The mounting system greatly increases the potential for reuse by eliminating the need for glues or surface damaging hardware such as screws or nails.


Small chips or scratches can be spot touched with a matching paint.  Individual panels can easily be replaced if severely damaged.

Design for Dematerialisation


Design for Disassembly

Yes, fits together without screws or nails. The panels are connected to a support system with proprietary clips.


MDF is not currently recyclable due to resins. Steel mounting system is recyclable.


The product's cleaning regime consists of occasional dusting, or cleaning with a damp cloth and small quantity of detergent.

Product Takeback Scheme


Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)



Audits and Environmental Reporting

No information available



Environmental Policy


Social Enhancement Programs


Technology Transfer Programs


Environmental Management Systems (EMS)




Information last verified on  20th February 2018.


Conventional / unfaced mineral wool, fibreglass and cellulose panels


Ceiling Systems, ceiling finishes, acoustic insulation, internal wall cladding systems

sustainability criteria satisfied

Workplace OHS, Occupant Health, Human Wellbeing

Low/Reduced offgassing

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Improved indoor environment

Habitat & Biodiversity Conservation

Reduced terrestrial impacts

Independent management accreditation

Air Pollution

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Reduced smog-forming potential

Resource Depletion

Resource efficiency

Uses renewable materials

Uses rapidly renewable material

Corporate Responsibility

Legal Compliance

Environmental policy

Other Vital Signs

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Ecolabel / Certification

Documented manufacturer claims

Expert Assessment