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The process of controlling unwanted loud sounds using soundproof materials is called soundproofing. Different types of soundproofing materials are used according to the type and source of noise, structure of the building, and the amount of noise needed to be dampened. Read More…

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Bedford Hills, NY  |  914-241-6900

Allied International is an acoustic attenuation solutions provider for the aviation, industrial and transportation fields. We provide a variety of products, including silencers, sound barriers, active noise control equipment and various other industrial noise control materials.

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Lakeville, MN  |  800-638-9355

Netwell specializes in soundproofing solutions by means of sound barriers and sound absorbers. We have an extensive product line of acoustic panels and over 60 other soundproofing materials in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes tailored to address your specific soundproofing needs. Check us out.

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Phoenix, AZ  |  602-233-1211

Metal Form Mfg. has over 40 years experience in designing and manufacturing soundproofing, air control and evaporative cooling products. Our Commercial Acoustics group provides noise control solutions with our acoustical panels and louvers, equipment sound enclosures, silencers and more.

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Hatfield, PA  |  800-314-3332

Isotech, Inc. offers a wide range of Noise Barrier products to contain/reduce/block the noise path. These include flexible portable or permanent enclosures or sheets and rolls of mass loaded vinyls, quilted barrier composites and absorber barrier composites. A noise barrier treatment is extremely effective in reducing overall noise levels depending on the extent that the noise barrier blocks the sound path.

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Noblesville, IN  |  888-213-4711

eNoise Control is your source for industrial noise control products such as enclosures, anechoic chambers, acoustical material, sound curtains, sound proofing, vibration isolation, duct lagging, barriers, floating floors, and more. Our sound control experts can answer any question you may have.

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eNoise Control $$$

Memphis, TN  |  866-366-7500

Fabricating Services provides insulation products and services for thermal, acoustical and noise control needs. We offer insulation lamination, die cutting and fabrication of sound control and thermal barrier products for many companies in the appliance, automotive and aerospace industries.

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Fabricating Services, Inc. $$$

Roanoke, VA  |  540-537-6892

ATS acoustical and thermal insulation treatment systems are the solution to your acoustical, thermal, lighting and design problems. Our unique soundproofing materials offer noise reduction and aesthetics with availability in a variety of colors and textures to suit your soundproofing and design needs. These environmentally friendly products are cost-effective in renovations and new construction.

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Sound-Proofing

A sound is a form of energy that travels through the air and creates vibrations. Soundproofing materials help in reducing these vibrations traveling from the source to the recipient's ear.

Materials used for Sound Barriers

The selection of material for sound barriers is very important because some materials can absorb sound while others reflect it. Some of the materials are as follows:

  • Concrete

    Concrete is one of the best materials used for making barriers. It is a very hardy material used in areas where construction is problematic.

  • Steel

    Steel and aluminum are the materials used for sound barriers. Steel is cheap, effective, and easy to handle, but one issue is that it reflects the sound. Hence, it is a poor choice in highly populated areas.

  • Acrylic

    Acrylic material is used to make transparent sound barriers. These are used in areas where noise reduction is required without blocking the view. Acrylic barriers are more expensive than other materials.

  • Wood

    Wood created with pressure is the best option to use for barriers as it blends easily with other materials like concrete, steel, and acrylic. It is cheap and easy to transport, but the lifespan of wood is limited.

  • PVC Composite

    PVC composite material is cost-effective and long-lasting. Fixed sound barriers are best to use as they can also withstand harsh conditions. Echo barriers can achieve high noise reduction and resist other elements.

Products used as Sound Barriers

Acoustic Membrane

  • Acoustic membranes are easy to install and long-lasting yet expensive sound barriers.
  • Many different types are available with different thicknesses and effectiveness.

Acoustic Mineral Wool Cavity Insulation

  • This is a mineral, wool, or rock insulation such as QuietFiber that works well in absorbing thermal and acoustic energies.
  • It fills wall cavities and makes acoustic panels and bass traps.
  • It is affordable, rigid, easy to cut, natural, and fire- and moisture-resistant.
  • Cutting of the wool cavity may release silver that irritates the lungs.
Acoustic Mineral Wool Cavity Insulation

Fiberglass

  • Fiberglass is used in home theaters and recording studios to reduce the sound of variable frequencies.
  • These are available as boards and slabs and are easy to cut.
  • It is an irritant; therefore, protective gear must be worn before handling it.

Resilient Channels

  • These are metal or timber strips with several holes and gaps for easy screwing.
  • They have a good decoupling principle that helps in achieving soundproofing.
  • Resilient channels are easy to install and low cost but can take more time to install.
Resilient Channels

Anti-vibration Floor Mats

  • These floor mats are best for reducing unwanted sound and vibrations.
  • These are simple and effective; just putting them under machines or appliances makes them easy to install.

Acoustic Sealant and Caulk

  • These work on the decoupling principle and are used for small areas such as wall gaps or corners.
  • Both reduce sound by dampening, are easy to apply, are quite affordable, and reduce leakage.
Acoustic Sealant

Sound Absorber Panels

  • These are absorbing panels attached to ceilings and walls.
  • Acoustiblok Quiet-Cloud is the most common and used in gymnasiums, theaters, classrooms, and game rooms.
  • These panels are aesthetically pleasing but quite expensive to install.
Sound Absorber Panels

Soundproof Curtains and Blankets

  • These curtains and blankets are low-cost, easy to install, and made with thick fabric.
  • These are used in nurseries, theaters, and homes. Both can be hung on the wall, but the fabric makes them costly.

Acoustic Fencing (External)

  • Acoustic fencing is used for outer spaces, and the correct height and length can help in noise blockage.
  • Acoustifence is a material used for fences that are already installed but do not work properly.
  • This material is in the form of rolls, is easy to install, and is the best sound absorber.
  • It is rigid in structure, making it expensive in terms of material and labor.
Acoustic Fencing

Acoustic Absorber Panels

  • This panel works on the principle of absorption; it is rigid, durable, and hydrophobic.
  • It is made from glass beads that look like granite and are lightweight.
  • It offers good resistance to water and heat and is non-combustible, chemically inert, and non-fibrous.
  • It is hydrophobic, can be used outdoors, and provides a complete noise reduction.
  • It is more expensive than other products but works well where all other products fail.

Industrial Acoustic Soundproof Panels

  • These panels are steel and aluminum and can mitigate noise from high pressure and output sources.
  • These panels can withstand moisture, sunlight, and harsh weather conditions.
  • Acoustiblok All Weather soundproof panels are weather-proof and have triple layers for diffusion.
  • These panels are expensive to install due to the high-quality material used.
Industrial Acoustic Soundproof Panels

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