Noise & Sound Barriers

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Safety & Security Equipment

Metal Ceiling Panels feature flush reveal profile.

April 15, 2016

Available in 2 x 2 ft or 2 x 4 ft modular sizes, ROCKFON® Planostile™ Lay-in Ceiling Panels offer painted, metallic, and wood-look finishes. Users can choose smooth, solid surface or perforation patterns. Combining perforation with acoustical pad allows panels to achieve Noise Reduction Coefficient of 0.90. Metal composition contains no organic compounds to support mold or microbial growth. Used with 15/16 in. suspension systems, panels create recessed grid lines. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment

Acoustiblok® Lands Solution to Noise at San Bernardino Airport

April 13, 2016

Acoustiblok was recently contacted on an outdoor noise problem at the San Bernardino Airport in San Bernardino, California. A large section of the airport perimeter fence was installed with Acoustiblok’s Outdoor Noise Barrier, Acoustifence® (pat. pend.). The installation was done by Crown Fence Company for GQ Aviation Engineering; GQ disassembles aircraft for aircraft parts and components and... Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Safety & Security Equipment

Acoustic Ceiling Panels offer NRC of 0.60.

April 12, 2016

Available in 2 x 2 or 2 x 4 ft sizes, ROCKFON® Pacific™ reveal edge ceiling panels feature smooth, white surface for clean, uniform appearance with no visible fissures, perforations, or holes. Tegular edge uses light and shadow for distinctive look that reveals recessed ceiling suspension system. Stone wool panels can be installed at temperatures from 32–104°F and up to 100% RH. Able to withstand up to 2,150°F, non-combustible design resists melting, burning, or creating significant smoke. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Safety & Security Equipment

Minsk National Airport Features ROCKFON Acoustic Stone Wool Ceiling Systems

March 15, 2016

ROCKFON® acoustic stone wool ceiling panels add a modern look and performance to the historic Minsk National Airport in the Republic of Belarus. The airport connects Western Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States and underwent significant renovations in 2014. Chief project architect of Minskproyekt Municipal Unitary Engineering Design Enterprise, Oleg V. Sergeyev, selected a... Read More

Safety & Security Equipment

Modular Panel System creates areas for blocking/isolating sound.

February 19, 2016

AirHush® panels assemble to create freestanding partitions or enclosures to allow for private conversations or block disruptive noise from equipment or other nearby sources. Constructed with inflatable core and soundproofing materials in aluminum frame, standard panels have a sound transmission class (STC) of 34. Enhanced models have STCs as well as R and NRC values. Barrier material is available with transparent mass-loaded vinyl, and product can be modified to include willtec® open-cell foam. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Safety & Security Equipment

Gypsum Board achieves acoustical control.

February 18, 2016

Designed for residential and commercial construction projects requiring high sound transmission class rating of 50 and higher, CertainTeed® SilentFX® QuickCut can be used for interior walls and ceilings. Product consists of viscoelastic polymer that is sandwiched between 2 dense core gypsum boards. Manufactured as ½ in. single panel without paper or metal in center, product scores and snaps like regular drywall. M2Tech® technology provides protection against moisture and mold. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Safety & Security Equipment, Green & Clean

ROCKFON's Own Ceiling Systems Enhance its New Offices in Ontario, Canada

February 16, 2016

A newly built office in Ontario, Canada, brings together four divisions' people and products into one building for the first time. Each day, members of the North American ROCKFON® team gather with their colleagues from ROXUL®, GRODAN® and ROCKWOOL® Technical Insulation (RTI). The active workspace also serves as a real-world showroom for ROCKFON's complete ceiling systems. Every... Read More

Safety & Security Equipment

Sound Masking System targets healthcare industry.

February 3, 2016

Consisting of control module, 2 lighted privacy status signs, and direct-field sound masking emitters, Qt® Patient Privacy System protects patient and staff speech privacy in medical office waiting areas, exam rooms, and pharmacies by making conversations less intelligible. Control module is installed behind reception desk or in back office, and lighted privacy signs inform patients and staff that their conversations are protected. Barely visible emitters can be installed in any ceiling type. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Safety & Security Equipment

Ceiling Panels come in full spectrum of hues.

February 2, 2016

Available in 34 exclusive Color-All™ colors, Ceiling Panels include stone wool acoustic panels, specialty metal panels, and ceiling suspension systems for commercial interiors. Specialty metal ceiling panels are available in metallic color finishes, Woodscenes™ painted finishes, and Metalwood™ woodgrain finishes. Using metal panels finished in wood tones captures beauty of wood without negative aspects of real wood, such adverse impacts caused by exposure to humidity and sunlight. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Safety & Security Equipment

Martin Integrated Issued First Patent

January 22, 2016

Patent Covers System to Make Acoustic Ceiling Tile Earthquake-Safe ORANGE, Calif. – Martin Integrated Systems, Inc., an Orange County, California, company that designs and installs specialty ceilings, has been issued U.S. Patent No. 9,127,455, for the Martin Wireless Interstitial Suspension System ("MWISS"). The MWISS is an innovative system to install lay-in acoustic ceiling tile to... Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Safety & Security Equipment

GulfQuest National Maritime Museum is Equipped with Acoustical Products from Pinta Acoustic to Provide Pleasant Interactive Experiences

January 12, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS — GulfQuest National Maritime Museum, located on the Mobile River in Alabama, is the world's only maritime museum dedicated to the heritage of the Gulf of Mexico. Featuring hands-on interactive experiences, GulfQuest opened in September 2015 and is estimated to draw more than 300,000 guests per year, including groups of boisterous schoolchildren. To maximize the visitor... Read More

HVAC, Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing, Safety & Security Equipment

Acoustic Panel Laminate cuts automotive noise and vibration.

December 22, 2015

Able to reduce automotive interior noise by over 2 dB, ShilohCore™ Acoustic Panel Laminate meets global demand for products that optimize noise and vibration damping without adding to overall weight. Proprietary formula allows for targeted patch coverage even in challenging vertical surface applications, without gap variation and with no need for clearance zones around mounting studs or assembly flanges. ShilohCore can be used with coated or uncoated steels, stainless steel, or aluminum. Read More

Safety & Security Equipment

SOFTSOUND(TM) Helps City of Ottawa Avoid Major Road Closures

November 27, 2015

USING SOFTSOUND™ SOUND WALL, THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION ACHIEVES ITS GOAL OF QUICKLY REPLACING AN AGING HIGHWAY SOUND BARRIER MIDLAND, VA. - When the existing noise barriers on Highway 417 in Ottawa began to show their age, The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) installed 15,000 square feet of absorptive sound wall containing SoftSound™ to replace the aging structures. Made with... Read More

Safety & Security Equipment

Softsound(TM) Absorptive Sound Wall Steals the Show in Ontario

November 25, 2015

Featuring Superior Sound Absorptive Technology and Unsurpassed Quality, 45,000 Square Feet of Softsound™ Is Installed on a Year-Long Road Widening Project MIDLAND, VA. – The City of London, Ontario, recently wrapped up a road widening project that incorporated absorptive sound wall containing SoftSound™, a superior sound absorptive technology. The barriers alleviated the projected... Read More

Safety & Security Equipment

Wenger Transcend(TM) Active Acoustics and Transform(TM) Acoustical Banners Win Best Product Awards

November 23, 2015

Groundbreaking Acoustics Technology Honored at Worship Facilities Expo OWATONNA, Minn. - Wenger Corporation, a leader in stage, acoustic and storage solutions for worship and performance spaces took home three awards at the annual Worship Facilities Expo in Nashville, TN. Wenger's groundbreaking Transcend™ Active Acoustic System won the award for Best Other Audio Product, while the... Read More

Safety & Security Equipment

Curve Diffusor provides bass absorption.

November 13, 2015

Featuring consistent-radius cylindrical design, Curve Diffusor V2 offers time-coherent diffusion from low-mid to very high frequencies and built-in low-frequency absorber. Bass absorption comes from MLV limp-mass membrane on back of unit, coupled with proprietary internal impedance system. This results in room-mode-controlling Acoustic Bass Management™ down to 45 Hz. Curve Diffusor may be placed vertically and horizontally on wall, ceiling-mounted, corner-mounted, or free-standing. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Safety & Security Equipment

Sound Absorbers offer virtually unlimited design shapes.

November 3, 2015

Constructed of Class 1 fire-rated willtec® foam, SONEX® PLANO Absorbers can be set in countless pattern arrangements across ceiling plane to minimize echo and sound reverberation in large open areas. Some possible baffle shapes include curving convex, concave, stepped, diagonal, and wedge. Measuring 2 in. thick x 46 in. long with depths from 4–32 in., absorbers have T-slots that allow 4 ft cross tees to be slid through and connected between main runners while constructing grid suspension system. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Safety & Security Equipment

Ceiling Panels combine sound absorption and blocking.

November 3, 2015

Able to absorb unwanted sound and block noise from traveling into adjacent areas, Total Acoustics™ Ceiling Panels are suitable for flexible workspaces where mix of private offices, quiet concentration areas, and collaborative teaming areas share same floor space. Ceilings rated as Best have Noise Reduction Coefficient of 0.80 or higher, while Better ceilings have NRC of 0.70–0.75, and Good ceilings have NRC of 0.60–0.65. All feature Ceiling Attenuation Class of 35 or higher. Read More

Architectural and Civil Engineering Products, Safety & Security Equipment

Ceiling Panels enhance audio quality of performance space.

October 20, 2015

With low-reflection, black surfaces and stone wool construction, Cinema Black&trade; sound-absorptive ceiling panels improve visual and acoustic experience in spaces designed for music, film, and live performances. Products are made from basalt rock and offer Noise Reduction Coefficients (NRC) up to 0.95. Able to withstand temperatures up to 2,150°F, non-combustible panels come in 2 x 2 ft or 2 x 4 ft sizes with 5/8 or 1 in. thicknesses and are dimensionally stable at up to 100% RH.<br /> Read More

Safety & Security Equipment, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Implements Enhanced Aircraft Noise Event Detection

October 5, 2015

Nærum, Denmark,  - Brüel and Kjær announced today that it has implemented enhanced aircraft noise event detection for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), which operates Washington Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports. Historically, MWAA’s noise monitors determined aircraft noise events by identifying noise levels that exceeded a defined... Read More