In order to reduce the level of noise pollution in some industrial, commercial, and even residential environments, the use of acoustic curtains can be used. These are heavy duty drapes that are made of a specialty material to prevent noise.
Many times, these curtains are made of several layers and are sewn together. Weights can be utilized at the bottom as well to reduce movement that might allow for noise to escape. Common materials used are vinyl, polyvinylchloride, wool, suede, fiberglass composites and aluminized fabric. Depending on the specific need, these fabrics can be utilized together since they serve different purposes. For example, wool is naturally fire retardant which can be beneficial in an industrial setting where heat or sparks are present. Most of the materials can come with special coatings and finishes depending on how the product will be used. Since this sound proofing method is easy to install and a cost-effective option, it is a popular choice.
Since many industries are in need of sound proofing options such as hospitals, office spaces, churches, and concert halls, custom designs are often times implemented. Sewing contractors are hired for this process since exact measurements are essential. An additional benefit to an acoustic curtain is its ability to block light and energy as well as act as an air filter in industrial settings.