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Subdue

Subdue

Subdue composite acoustic panels
Subdue's innovative engineering and material process uses a unique combination of viscoelastic cores, lamination technology and outer layer materials to produce high performing composite panels at lower weights. An improvement over conventional manufacturing techniques, these panels now maximise noise reduction (STC rating) and effectively reduce the transfer of vibration (dB/sec decay rating) throughout the structure.

Subdue® is a lightweight multi-layered panel offering exceptional acoustic properties. The outer layers of the sandwich panel are constructed from a choice of lightweight but rigid and strong high-quality materials, such as plywood, glass- reinforced plastic or metals, with a range of sound insulating materials as inner cores. Subdue was developed to meet noise reduction requirements in marine, rail, industrial and OEM markets. The panels are specially designed to optimise acoustic solutions at lower weights and are an ideal choice in weight-sensitive applications where strength and good sound insulation properties are required. The panels can be supplied in standard or custom-designed modular sizes for ease of installation, offering labour, cost and time savings.

Applications

• Marine – bulkhead, deck heads and flooring systems
• Mass transport and recreational vehicles – lightweight floors and partitions
• Architectural fit-out panels
• Used in conjunction with an isolation mount to create floating wall, floor and ceiling systems
• Lightweight cabinetry panels, tables and speaker boxes
• Fabrication of acoustic doors
• Machinery and other enclosures
• Suitable for exterior end uses

Features
• Available in a range of lightweight marine grade plywood tested to BS1088.
• Tested to EN717-2 for Formaldehyde emission achieving results well below class E-1.
• Thin and lightweight panels offering economic performance -fuel, cost and labour efficient.
• High strength to weight ratio with superior transmission loss performance.
• Tested and proven superior damping properties to standard plywood and similar panels.
• Improved thermal conductivity compared to standard plywood.
• Bonded using water-resistant glues, Weather and Boil Proof (WBP) according to BS1088.
• Simple to saw-cut, fabricate using conventional woodworking tools.
• Quick and easy to install.
• Custom-designed parts, including curved panels for modular designs.
• Wide range of decorative finishes.

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Subdue L 315-L-IP

Subdue M 315-M-IP

Subdue X 315-X-IP

Subdue Okoume Ply 325IP

Subdue Ultralight Ply 335IP

PP Honeycomb Core 355IP

Wavebar dBX

Wavebar dBX

Wavebar® dBX is a high performance, flexible, mass-loaded, polymer noise barrier offering superior acoustic transmission loss. dBX represents the latest in alternative noise barrier technology using recycled polymers that are halogen-free. It was developed to meet market noise reduction requirements for the domestic, commercial, industrial, automotive and marine markets.

Wavebar dBX is available with a reinforced foil facing. This high performing product was engineered by Pyrotek to achieve a self-extinguishing, low smoke emission, thin, strong and highly flexible product. These properties, combined with foil facing, give dBX added strength, high transmission loss and fire rating, complying with IMO 653.16 marine standard, and building code for low spread of flame. The foil facing also makes it easy to bond onto other substrates using matching Tape ALR adhesive or equivalent.

Stiff lightweight panel constructions, such as plasterboard, drywall, plywood and hollow core walls, typically have coincidence dip resonance which allows noise to transmit through a construction. The coincidence dip is dependent on the material's stiffness and thickness and occurs at the point where the sound transmitted through the structure matches the natural frequency of the panel.

dBX prevents coincidence dip resonance. The thin, dense mass barrier reflects and absorbs the transmission of sound through walls, ceilings and floors, reducing the critical frequencies generated from mechanical equipment, engine noise and electronic audio technologies such as radio and television.

dBX products are environmentally safe, contain no ozone-depleting substances and comply with European and Australian standards for Volatile Organic Compound emissions.

Areas of Use

• Marine engine rooms and deckheads to reduce noise transmission
• Rail carriages for under floor insulation to reduce track and braking noise
• Inside cavities or over lightweight wall, ceiling and floor constructions. Ideal for theatres, office partitions, meeting rooms and high privacy areas.
• Between the plenum chamber of a floor slab, roof and adjoining partition walls
• Acoustic doors to increase transmission loss
• Automotive cabin application to reduce engine and road noise transmitting through the structure
• Can be laminated onto lightweight structures to dampen and reduce airborne noise
• Usable where moulded parts or components are required

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Wavebar dBX - 313IP

Wavebar Original

Wavebar Original

Wavebar® is a high-performance, flexible mass-loaded vinyl noise barrier, offering superior acoustic transmission loss.

Wavebar was developed to meet market requirements for reducing noise in the domestic, commercial, industrial and automotive markets.

To achieve this high performance, the Pyrotek engineering team developed Wavebar to be dense, thin, highly-flexible, tear-resistant and strong. These properties give the product high transmission loss throughout the various weight ranges.

Stiff lightweight panel constructions, such as plasterboard, drywall, plywood and hollow core walls, typically have coincidence dip resonance which allows noise to transmit through a construction. The coincidence dip is dependent on the material's stiffness and thickness and occurs at the point where the sound transmitted through the structure matches the natural frequency of the panel.

Wavebar prevents coincidence dip resonance. The dense core mass layer reflects and absorbs the transmission of sound through walls, ceilings and floors, reducing the critical frequencies generated from mechanical equipment, engine noise and electronic audio technologies such as radio and television.

Wavebar products are environmentally safe, contain no ozone-depleting substances and comply with European and Australian standards for Volatile Organic Compound emissions.

Areas of Use


• Inside cavities or over lightweight wall, ceiling and floor constructions. Ideal for home theatre rooms, office partitions, meeting rooms
• Between the plenum chamber of a floor slab, the roof and adjoining partition walls
• Acoustics doors to improve performance
• Portable acoustic curtains and screens
• Easily draped over fencing to create an acoustic barrier
• Automotive cabin application to reduce engine and road noise transmitting through a structure
• Can be laminated onto lightweight structures to damp vibration and reduce airborne noise

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Wavebar Original - 311IP - Metric

Wavebar Original - US311IP - Imperial


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Wavebar Outdoor

Wavebar Outdoor

Wavebar® Outdoor is a high performance, flexible, tough, mass-loaded vinyl noise barrier curtain offering superior acoustic transmission loss. It was developed to meet market requirements in reducing noise on construction and industrial sites.

To achieve its high performance, Pyrotek engineered Wavebar Outdoor using a tear resistant, high tensile strength tarpaulin base fabric to give added support and weather resistance for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Typically, Outdoor can be designed as partial or complete enclosures around noise sources to reduce noise transference.

Outdoor can also be laminated to Sorberfoam™ or Sorberpoly™ to create a curtain that will reflect and also absorb noise within an enclosure. It can easily be cut and fabricated into various shapes to suit any design or area.

The extraordinary strength of Outdoor provides the versatility to hang or drape in long lengths, with the attachment of velcro seals to create easy accessibility to the enclosure.

Acoustic curtains are especially useful around industrial equipment and building sites, since curtains offer more versatility and economy than rigid installations.

Outdoor products are environmentally safe, contain no ozone depleting substances, and comply with European and Australian standards for Volatile Organic Compound emissions.

Areas of Use

• Both indoor and outdoor applications
• Around construction sites to reduce environmental noise issues
• Acoustic expansion joints to reduce break-out noise in air conditioning duct systems
• Portable acoustic curtains and screens. Easily draped over fencing to create an acoustic barrier
• Enclosures for industrial equipment such as punch presses, blowers, drop saws, granulators and generators
• Ideal noise curtain for portable mobile equipment including jack hammers, drilling rigs and pile drivers
• Can be designed to be installed into a C-track support system for moveable / concertina curtains

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Wavebar Outdoor - 314IP

Wavebar Quadzero

Wavebar Quadzero

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Wavebar® Quadzero® is a high performance, foil-faced, mass-loaded vinyl noise barrier, offering superior acoustic transmission loss and low spread of flame surface covering.

Quadzero was developed to meet market noise reduction requirements in the domestic, commercial, industrial and OEM sectors.

To achieve this high performance, the Pyrotek engineering team developed Quadzero to be dense, thin, strong, tear-resistant and highly flexible. These properties give the product high transmission loss throughout the various weight ranges. It complies with British and International fire and building codes for low spread of flame. Stiff lightweight panel constructions, such as plasterboard, drywall, plywood and hollow core walls, typically have coincidence dip resonance which allows noise to transmit through a construction. The coincidence dip is dependent on the material's stiffness and thickness and occurs at the point where the sound transmitted through the structure matches the natural frequency of the panel.

Quadzero prevents coincidence dip resonance. The thin, dense mass Quadzero barrier reflects and absorbs the transmission of sound through walls, ceilings and floors, reducing the critical frequencies generated from mechanical equipment, engine noise and electronic audio technologies such as radio and television.

Quadzero products are environmentally safe, contain no ozone-depleting substances and comply with European and Australian standards for Volatile Organic Compound emissions.

Areas of Use

• Inside cavities or over lightweight wall, ceiling and floor constructions. Ideal for home theatres, office partitions, meeting rooms.
• Over roof joists to reduce aircraft, rail and traffic noise.
• Applied between the plenum chamber of a floor slab, roof and adjoining partition walls.
• Installed around the outside of metal air ducts to reduce noise break-out.
• Wrapped around noisy pipes, e.g. fluid or gas pulsation in chemical, petrochemical and waste water treatment plants.
• Wrapped around valves and fan casings.
• Automotive firewalls to reduce engine and road noise transmitting through the structure.
• Rail carriages for under floor insulation to reduce track and braking noise.

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Wavebar Quadzero - 312IP


Installation Guide

Wavebar Cross Talk

 

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