New Noiseproofing Solutions for Building Managers


Green Glue offers cost-effective easy-to-use soundproofing technologies

Granville, NY - Traffic, the neighbour's television set, or heavy footsteps overhead: noise is pervasive in urban dwellings, especially where walls or floors are shared. Occupants are increasingly demanding action from their building management that addresses noise problems. Now, with the Green Glue Noiseproofing System, managers can offer a solution that is both easy to apply and also cost-effective.

"The system is designed to help protect the sanctity of residences by keeping noise out," says Mark Darby, Global Sales and Marketing Manager, Acoustics for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. "Green Glue technologies come together as a system to decrease noise transmission, offering the most effective and efficient soundproofing results available on the market today."

Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound is a viscoelastic product that significantly dampens noise transmission by converting sound vibration into small amounts of heat. When applied as a constrained layer between two sheets of plasterboard, plywood or other building substrate, Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound reduces noise transfer from one room to the next by as much as 90%, including low frequency sounds that are normally resistant to soundproofing. The compound comes in easy-to-dispense tubes that can also be used with caulking guns for quick dispersal.

Green Glue Noiseproofing Sealant plugs up gaps and cracks in walls and ceilings that are easily overlooked but which contribute significantly to noise transfer. When applied along wall and ceiling edges, the sealant can prevent these cracks from leaking noise and help maintain a high level of sound isolation.

Both the Green Glue Compound and Sealant are water-based, non-toxic, has only a minimal odour, and is UL Environment certified as Mould Resistant per ASTM D3273.

Green Glue Noiseproofing Joist Tape eliminates noise when foot traffic causes sub-flooring and joists to rub together. Older homes in particular are subject to natural settling, resulting in creaking noises from foot steps. The Joist Tape acts as a sound isolating buffer when applied between joists and sub-flooring, and its low thermal conductivity improves energy efficiency.

Building managers can choose to install any or all of Green Glue's noiseproofing components depending on the intensity of the noise problem. Individual products can be used easily to address specific noise challenges.

The Green Glue Noiseproofing System is currently available through specialty acoustical distributors in the United Kingdom, France, Benelux, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Austria and Norway:

o United Kingdom - RPG (http://rpg-europe.co.uk/)

o Benelux - Audio Pro (http://audio-pro.nl/)

o France - RT60 (http://www.rt60.com)

o Hungary - CORG (http://corg.hu)

o Portugal & Spain - Acustica Integral (http://www.acusticaintegral.com)

o Austria - DRG (http://www.drg.at)

o Norway - AV Shop (http://www.avshop.no)

"The Green Glue Noiseproofing System is designed to help professionals and DIYers throughout Europe protect the sanctity of their environment by keeping noise out," says Benjamin Mardaga, Market Development Manager for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics. "Easy to store, handle, and ship locally to customers, the System generates significant value for our distribution partners and is a cost-effective acoustical solution for end-users."

To learn more about the Green Glue Noiseproofing System, visit www.greengluecompany.com

About Green Glue

Founded in 2003 in Fargo, North Dakota, and relocated in 2009 to Granville, NY the Green Glue Company is an R&D and manufacturing firm specializing in viscoelastic materials and is a leading producer of sound isolation products used in residential and commercial noiseproofing. Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound, the company's first product, is now the best selling product of its kind worldwide. Green Glue is marketed and sold for new construction and remodelling of residential, home theatre, recording studio, hospitality, and multi-family construction. The Green Glue Company is wholly owned by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation.

About Saint-Gobain

A Global Leader

Saint-Gobain is a global manufacturer and distributor of flat glass, building products, glass containers and high-performance materials. Based in Paris, France, Saint-Gobain has operations in 64 countries and employs over 190,000 people. Founded in 1665 to manufacture glass for the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles in Paris, Saint-Gobain remains headquartered in France and had worldwide sales of $53 billion in 2009. Saint-Gobain is a world leader in the construction markets, developing a new generation of building products to help meet the global challenges of energy efficiency and environmental protection. Our vision is to offer a wide range of solutions and services to make buildings more energy efficient, while enhancing comfort and quality of life.

http://www.saint-gobain.com

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is the world's leading producer of engineered, high-performance polymer products, serving virtually every major industry across the globe. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics businesses support these key industries in bringing advanced technology polymer products and using them in the most demanding applications. Backed by a proud heritage of product innovation, technological expertise and market leadership, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is dedicated to working with its customers to solve today's application issues and the challenges that lie ahead.

http://www.plastics.saint-gobain.com

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