Press Release Summary:
Via thermodynamic process, AcoustiblokÃ‚Â® transforms sound energy into trace elements of heat to reduce sound transmission in buildings. Solution is made of 1/8 in. thick viscoelastic polymer material with high-density mineral content, and one layer reduces sound transmission by up to 30 dB. Containing no lead or asbestos, product is UV-resistant; impervious to water and mold; and UL fire rated. Solution cuts with utility knife and can be used in wall, floor, and ceiling installations.
Original Press Release:
AcoustiblokÂ®: A Breakthrough in Sound Proofing
TAMPA, Fla., May 30 - Acoustiblok(R), a revolutionary sound proofing product, is now available to dramatically reduce sound transmissions in private homes and condominiums, hotels, hospitals and office buildings. While other manufacturers of sound proofing material attempt to stop or absorb sound, Acoustiblok has resolved the problem in a vastly different way: through a unique thermodynamic process, Acoustiblok is engineered to transform sound energy into undetectable trace elements of heat.
Acoustiblok is made of a 1/8 inch thick proprietary viscoelastic polymer material with a high density mineral content, heavy yet extremely flexible. As sound waves cause the Acoustiblok material to flex, internal friction occurs (isothermal/adiabatic) and the acoustical energy is dissipated into undetectable trace amounts of heat. A one 1/8 inch layer of Acoustiblok in a standard wall will result in more sound reduction than 12 inches of poured concrete. (Certified lab results are available). One layer of Acoustiblok can reduce sound transmission by as much as 30 decibels.
Environmentally friendly, Acoustiblok contains no lead or asbestos, is UV resistant and impervious to water and mold; it is UL fire rated and approved for virtually all wall, floor and ceiling installations. Easily cut with a utility knife, Acoustiblok requires no special tools or preparation; it can be installed anytime before drywall or floorcovering. Acoustiblok is typically applied as part of layered wall, ceiling or floor construction. It is usually stapled to wood studs, or screwed to metal studs, prior to hanging the drywall.
Acoustiblok is a leader in research and development in sound proofing and is currently working with NASA engineers regarding noise reduction relating to floor-to-floor noise transmission in high rises.
Acoustiblok backs its claims with hard science and certified independent laboratory test results. The acoustical laboratory at Architectural Testing, Inc., York, Penn., recorded an astounding STC (Sound Transmission Class) of 85 for a concrete block and metal stud wall with Acoustiblok, a noise reduction well in excess of 99% to human hearing. "In all the years of testing, we have never tested anything that reduced sound to that degree," stated Kurt Golden, test administrator at Architectural Testing. For applications where extreme high performance sound isolation is a requirement, this wall design configuration is the most practical and economical option available.
Available internationally, Acoustiblok was awarded 1st Place in England's Sound Abatement Competition, presented at the British House of Commons by Lord Whitty of Camberwell, who stated, "Tackling noise pollution is a priority for [our] government, and also for the public. I believe that we should do all we can to encourage and reward innovative approaches, such as this one, to better control noise." Michael Ervine, Managing Director of Acoustiblok UK, replied that, "What makes Acoustiblok stand alone from other sound reduction materials is that it has such tremendous density and mass and yet takes up such minimal space - a crucial factor in the design and construction industry."
Lahnie "L.J." Johnson is the president & founder of Acoustiblok. With over 40 years experience in the aerospace and audio industries, Johnson's passion for inventing solutions for acoustical problems lead him to develop Acoustiblok, which is manufactured in the U.S.A. and sold throughout the world. Johnson's commitment to research and development has produced leading-edge noise abatement solutions recognized by the building and construction industry. "Expending acoustic energy, as Acoustiblok does," stated Johnson, "is vastly superior and more economical than conventional methods of trying to stop or block sound with a rigid material."
Acoustiblok, the pioneer in sound proofing technologies for commercial, institutional and multi-family construction, is a member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the U.S.A. (INCE/USA) and the Custom Electronics Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
For more information about Acoustiblok products, visit acoustiblok.com; call (813) 980-1400, or e-mail [email protected].
Contact: Nancy Lewis
(813) 980-1400 ext. 218