Noise reduction is becoming more and more important in modern design applications. The comfort and privacy of domestic residents, as well as acoustic ergonomics for employees in a commercial setting, is coming to the fore of architectural concerns.
A range of products from Pyrotek seeks to address such needs and cater to a range of applications.
Wavebar is a high-performance, flexible mass-loaded vinyl noise barrier. It is dense, thin, highly flexible, and tear resistant. Most importanty, Wavebar affords superior acoustic transmission loss throughout its various weight ranges.
Wavebar was originally developed to meet the market requirements for noise reduction in the domestic, commercial and industrial markets, but its use has also been extended to the automotive market.
Pyrotek’s Wavebar range attacks the problem of noise reduction from a range of different angles.
The physical properties of Wavebar are of key significance to the performance of each product in the Pyrotek range.
The flexibility of Wavebar products allows use in a range of geometric applications, including automotive design where it is necessary to conform to sharp contours within the panelwork of a vehicle.
Available in a range of laminates such as foil, metallised film, foam and polyester, Wavebar noise reduction can be matched to any visual styling.
In terms of noise reduction, Wavebar prevents coincidence dip resonance, a property commonly found in materials such as plasterboard, plywood and hollow core walls.
Coincidence dip resonance allows noise to transmit through a construction, and is dependent on the material’s stiffness and thickness, occurring at the point where the sound transmitted through the structure matches the natural frequency of the panel.
Thanks to the dense core mass layer which reflects and absorbs the transmission of sound through walls, ceilings and floors, Wavebar reduces the critical frequencies generated from mechanical equipment, engine noise and electronic audio technologies such as radio, TV or music production.
From an environmental perspective Wavebar meets the highest standards, made from environmentally safe materials containing no ozone-depleting substances, in full compliance with European and Australian standards for Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions.
Wavebar products are free from lead, odour-producing oils and bitumen, resistant to most chemicals, solvents and petrol, and is resistant to weather and UV light.
Pyrotek is a global company with offices around the world, including Europe, Asia Pacific, USA and the Middle East.
For more information about Pyrotek Noise Reduction and the Wavebar range of products, visit www.pyroteknc.com, or in Australia phone 1300 WAVEBAR (928322).