When it comes to architectural acoustic treatment, fiberglass board has historically been the go-to sound absorbing material. This year however, Acoustical Solutions introduced a product that they are calling the 'next generation acoustical panel' - and it is fiberglass free.
PolyPhon Polyester Acoustical Panels are a sound absorbing treatment that was first developed with environmental friendliness in mind. The panels are made in the United States from 100 percent polyester and are 100 percent recyclable.
"In recent years, our clients all wanted to know what sound control products would contribute to a project's LEED points," says Michael Binns, owner of ASI and 30 year acoustics industry veteran, "so we developed PolyPhon as a 'green' acoustical treatment, but realized that it appeals to a much larger audience as well because the material is just as acoustically effective, is more affordable, and can be installed as-is in interior applications".
PolyPhon Panels offer many other advantages for them environment, making them appealing for LEED projects, schools, and healthcare facilities:
- Formaldehyde free
- 60 percent PET-recycled fiber
- No binding agents
- Odor free
- Dust free
- No chemical irritants
- Class A Fire Rated
There are several other advantages to polyester acoustical treatment that standard fiberglass panels cannot match, such as being tackable, high resiliency, and the material’s ability to be installed without covering of any kind. PolyPhon is available now in white 49" X 97" panels and can be ordered through an Acoustical Solutions rep at 800 782 5742.
To see finished PolyPhon applications in winery, healthcare, and other faciliites, visit the Acoustical Solutions Web site.