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Fabrasorb Acoustical Membrane

Used as interior liners in SHEERFILL® Architectural Membrane systems, FABRASORB Acoustical Membranes help architects create acoustically comfortable and climate-controlled spaces, even in spaces as large as sports stadiums or airport terminals.  

Fabrasorb Acoustical Membrane

Originally designed to reduce noise and reverberation in stadiums, FABRASORB Acoustical Membranes also enhance the thermal characteristics of fabric roof systems. FABRASORB is made using fiberglass and polytetrafluoroethylene composites for a translucent, non-combustible finish with long-life characteristics.
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Product Details

FABRASORB acoustical membranes significantly reduce interior noise levels when used as a liner in SHEERFILL®Architectural Membrane systems. It appears as an integral part of the roof itself which enables it to create an insulation layer between the outside and interior spaces for improved climate control. The translucent finish allows natural diffused light in while keeping unwanted acoustical disturbances to a minimum. The specialized design means the material is porous and non-combustible with a Class A fire rating. These properties do not degrade over their long lifespan. FABRASORB can also be used for new or retrofit projects on structures made of glass, brick or any other traditional building material.

Key Benefits

  • Noise/sound attenuation

  • Non-combustible, Class A fire performance

  • Lightweight

  • Light Diffusion

Typical Properties


Product Weight Breaking Strength Warp Breaking Strength Fill Trap Tear Warp Solar Transmission
Fabrasorb I 14OZ/YD² 375LB/IN 300LB/IN 35LB 22%
Fabrasorb IA 10OZ/YD² 315LB/IN 220LB/IN 25LB 29%


Product Weight Breaking Strength Warp Breaking Strength Fill Trap Tear Warp Translucency at 550 nm
Fabrasorb I 475g/m² 3110N/5cm 2500N/5cm 130N 22%
Fabrasorb IA 355g/m² 2625N/5cm 1840N/5cm 105N 29%

*Nominal values. These values should not be used to design

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