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What does the 'A' stand for in the ABC of Acoustics?

Part 3 - How to absorb sound in the workplace and our related products.

Part 3

Have you noticed how hushed the outside world appears after a snow fall? The tiny individual flakes of snow combine together to produce an absorption blanket to muffle the everyday noise. This effect is most needed in interior spaces such as a gymnasium, restaurant or office environment which can be loud and disturbing with the sound reverberating straight back at you from the hard surfaces of floors, equipment, tables and desks. Although the snow makes for a welcome ‘hush’ of the outside world, in reality, nobody wants to work in a deathly silent or crashingly loud environment. Both can have an equally negative impact on the people and staff that inhabit them.

To help with these issues, our Acoustics Comfort team of qualified experts will accurately diagnose the problem, offer guidance and suggest what form of absorption the environment requires. This falls under the first section of the ABC of Acoustics - A for Absorb.

In our previous blog posts Part 1 and Part 2, we discuss issues that affect acoustics in the modern workspace. 

What do we mean by Absorb (capture reflected sound). This is the use of products to absorb the sound energy that hits them and reduce unwanted, reflected sound energy from hard surfaces such as glass and concrete.

Below is a selection of our products produced for the purpose of absorption:

reverb

Ceiling Islands and Baffles:

- 40mm thick (class A absorber) for maximum acoustic absorbency
- varying thickness for bespoke islands
- combine with different types of lighting
- express your creativity with different shapes and colours

 

Fabric Wall Panels:

- 40mm thick (class C absorber) or 65mm thick (class A absorber) for maximum acoustic absorbency
- factory finished to hang on the wall just like a picture
- available in plain coloured or patterned fabrics

 

Fabric Wall and Ceiling Panels:

- 25mm thick (class C absorber) or 50mm thick (class A absorber) for maximum acoustic absorbency
- available in plain coloured or patterned fabrics
- electrical sockets, switches and flat panel TV screens, etc, can be incorporated
- discreet design for visual continuity

 

Wall and Ceiling Art Panelling:

- 25mm thick (class C absorber) or 50mm thick (class A absorber) for maximum acoustic absorbency
- can be printed in block colours, graphics or images
- high resolution dye sublimation printing up to 1400 dpi
- electrical sockets, switches and flat panel TV screens, etc, can be incorporate

 

Vibe

- acoustic wall art and signage with removable outer fabric for easy updating of imagery 30mm thick with an absorbing core (class D) to improve room acoustics
- interchangeable outer fabric allows for easy updating of art when required
- chamfered aluminium frame
- print with the image or graphic of your choice or design your own art

 

Contact us today to learn more about suitable products and solutions for absorption and to see how we can turn your work place into a healthy, happy and productive working environment.

+44 (0) 1273 589922

sales@screensolutions.co.uk | www.screensolutions.co.uk/acoustics/

 

In our next blog Part 4, we discuss B for Block (stop sound travelling) in the ABC of Acoustics and our related products. 

 

 



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