Soundproofing Material Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Eckel Continues to Lead Acoustical Development and Design

    Soundproofing Materials Since its foundation in 1952, Eckel Noise Control Technologies have been leaders in the development for noise control and acoustical test chambers. We provide state of the art systems and applications, and play an integral role in acoustical design and development. From product testing to laboratory research, Eckel continues to advance noise control technologies that shape our lives and the environment. Read More......

  • Stressing Styles and Materials

    Soundproofing manufacturers create products that are greatly appreciated across industrial, commercial and even residential contexts, which means that a single soundproofing manufacturer should find a way to distinguish themselves from the competition. A good marketing ploy would be to focus on the strengths of various styles of soundproofing products as well as the various materials that can be utilized to make them. This strategy could be applied to a wide variety of products and materials or a company could target their products toward specific audiences, such as hospitals, industrial manufacturing...

  • The Suspended Acoustical Ceilings

    As pleasant as an echo may be in the right context, such as when one is yodeling on the edge of a canyon on a summer evening, there are times when it seriously disrupts the work being done in an environment. For example, concert halls, theaters and church sanctuaries are all examples of spaces that do not welcome the noise pollution of echoes and reverberations. Acoustical ceilings are able to damper this noise pollution, by way of suspended ceiling grids made of soundproofing materials. They may also be designed to...

  • Why Use Soundproofing Materials

    To accomplish noise reduction, material steps must be taken. Because there are a variety of ways to achieve soundproofing it stands to reason that there are also a variety of materials on the market to get that job done. These materials also come in many forms, depending on the specific application required by the industry. When noise intrudes on certain sensitive processes, such as editing video or music data or conducting tests on EMI shielding products, special rooms or cabinets must be set-up so that there is no disturbance to...

  • When Soundproofing Materials are Necessary

    It isn't a secret that noise from industrial machinery can be a pain, not only to residents living near plants and warehouses, but more importantly (and quite literally) to the employees that work in very close proximity that machinery day in and day out. According to a recent study, around 30 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise on the job site. In fact, one of the most common occupational health concerns in the nation is noise-induced hearing loss, which affects thousands of workers every year. Unfortunately, this type...

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Soundproofing Materials

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.

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.

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