Soundproofing or acoustic materials are used to control or reduce the amount of noise in a given environment by blocking the sound from entering or leaving the space. A number of materials are used in this context to help accomplish noise reduction or elimination. Different methods of achieving this include: absorbing sound, dampening vibrations, or sound barriers. These and other methods can be classified as noise reduction or noise absorption techniques.
Eckel Noise Control Technologies
As premium manufacturers for soundproofing materials, Eckel Noise Control Technologies has played a part in numerous scientific, industrial and commercial technological advancements. With a range of applications including product testing and laboratory research, Eckel products solve even the toughest noise control problems utilizing only high-quality materials.
Acoustical Solutions, Inc.
As America`s premier soundproofing materials supplier, Acoustical Solutions guarantees better prices, products, service and support. Choose from the widest range of architectural and industrial materials including fabrics, noise absorbent wall panels and fence systems, ceiling tiles, screens, blankets, doors, windows, enclosures, etc. Whatever product you are looking for, they have the solution.
AVT provides complete turnkey soundproofing and noise reduction solutions serving the Architectural, Commercial and Industrial markets with more than 50 years of experience in acoustical treatment, noise and vibration control, and sound isolation. Along with acoustical testing, AVT offers acoustic barriers, flooring, walls, panels and more to create the ideal answer to any noise control challenge.
DV8 Enterprises, LLC
We have over twenty five years of experience producing foam for a wide range of applications, including soundproofing. We are committed to our customers, offering high quality products and fast delivery at competitive prices. Contact us for more detailed information about the products and services we provide. We would love to meet any and all of your soundproofing needs. Call or visit us online today!
Mascoat is the global leader in thermal insulating coatings and has revolutionized how coatings can protect and insulate industrial, commercial, marine, automotive, rail and residential substrates worldwide. Our coatings are uniquely engineered and manufactured in-house to fulfill market-specific needs, enhance energy retention, eliminate CUI and protect personnel. Contact a Mascoat specialist today to see how our patented products can work for you!
Wisconsin Foam Products, Inc.
Wisconsin Foam is a leader in the foam industry due to our problem solving, cost-effective pricing, extensive inventory and value-added services. We are one of the Midwest's largest and diverse open and closed cell flexible foam manufacturers. Our foam is capable of sound proofing and vibration dampening. For your all-in-one foam manufacturer and supplier give Wisconsin Foam a call!
Noise reducing materials lessen the energy of sound waves as they pass through whereas noise absorption equipment suppresses the echoes, reverberations, resonance and reflections of sound waves. It is important to understand the specifics of the desired results and which types of sounds are to be reduced as soundproofing materials can be applied in a variety of manners. Acoustic flooring, panels, ceilings and anechoic chambers may be used alone or in conjunction with each other and other components depending on the needs of a space. The specific fabric or object used depends largely on its intended function. Industrial, commercial and residential settings all make use of soundproofing materials to make spaces more acoustically pleasant. Recording studios, edit rooms, research facilities, function halls, gymnasiums and even laundry rooms commonly utilize these materials to lessen the impact of sound waves. Industrial machines are often secluded by acoustic curtains made of materials that block noise to protect the ears of nearby workers.
In general, soundproofing involves allowing sound waves to penetrate high mass and porous materials that essentially trap the noise and prevent reverberations which would send noise pollution back into a space. The most effective materials also increase the ratio of sound barrier surface area to open space. More surfaces to absorb noise allow sound waves to dissipate more fully. For this reason, the majority of soundproofing materials are corrugated, uneven, or jagged in appearance to increase the potential surface area for sound wave absorption. Materials with good non-conductive properties and relative permittivity near unity function best for soundproofing. Rock wool, sheetrock, foam wedges, high mass vinyl, fiberglass, rubber, aluminum composite, glass, polyethylene, mineral wool, heavy caulking, urethane open-cell foam as well as soundboards made of compressed wood and paper are all used as sound proofing materials. Some of these materials, such as foam wedges, can be injected with carbon or ferrite to increase the absorption of sound waves. Mineral wool fibers are good example of soundproofing options that are non-combustible and have high melting points allowing them to be used around heat generating industrial machines without serious risks. These materials can be applied during or after construction of a space, however post-construction soundproofing is often far less effective than installing a sound-proofing material from the beginning.