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Our Sound Absorbing Panels Pass the Test

How do Screenflex Panels Absorb Sound?cut away-sound absorbing panel

It’s in the core!  Inside each of our sound absorbing panels is a 1/2 inch honeycomb sandwich core.  The honeycomb configuration creates multiple closed air-filled pockets.  These small pockets of air provide excellent sound insulation by trapping and absorbing sound waves as they travel through the air.  Each panel is then covered with two layers of sound absorbing fiberglass mat and then covered with either a fabric or a vinyl material to complete the process.

Structurally, our honeycomb cores are made by sandwiching the honeycomb material between two heavy corrugated boards.  This construction method provides strength in tension, which is an excellent choice when flat or slightly curved surfaces are needed.  And because we need our product to be somewhat rigid yet lightweight, using the honeycomb core is the perfect material choice.

Sound absorbing panelsHow Are Sound Absorbing Panels Rated?

The combination of these materials allows one of our 6-foot high room dividers to have an NRC (Noise Reduction Coefficient) of .45.  An NRC is a single number rating used to describe how well a material absorbs sound.  An NRC of 1 indicates perfect absorption.  As our diagram shows, certain heights and configurations can boost the NRC up to .55 or .65.

Less Noise, Fewer Distractions, More Satisfaction

Room Dividers improve the acoustics in a room and in the case of classrooms, is certainly a big benefit to the learning environment.  That’s right!  You can actually learn more efficiently in a room with “good” acoustics.

Also, you can use them to separate your room into two private and functional spaces, now with fewer distractions and less noise.

Here’s what some of our customers say about these dividers…

Tontogany, OH. ‘We really like the divider because it helps with the distractions of seeing the other students coming and going.  It doesn’t totally stop the sound but it sure helps.’

Columbus, OH. ‘It fits the need for portable sound and visual blocking in an educational environment.’

St. Paul, MN. ‘The DNR does an annual state fair show which is a big event.  We needed to create a smaller space in our current Theatre area to present Invasive Species video material for a smaller (9-16 people) audience.  This wall partition is the right piece to provide that solution.  Also I wanted to try and reduce the noise level for this space.’

 

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