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Membranes for Lightweight Acoustical Comfort

Membranes for Lightweight Soundproofing

There are many reasons property owners and developers may implement lightweight acoustical treatments in buildings, and generally focus on the comfort and well-being of occupants by attenuating sound in the space. In this blog post, we will explore why using acoustical membranes is an ideal solution for lightweight noise reduction and the benefits of doing so.

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What are Acoustical Membranes?

An acoustical membrane is a thin, lightweight material that allows sound to pass through and trap it within airspace, helping to reduce the transfer of sound passing through in either direction. Because of their thinness, acoustical membranes do not add much depth or weight to structures such as ceilings or walls; they are effective with just a small airspace behind them. These materials can be easily cut, modified and shaped to fit the space, and can provide aesthetic as well as acoustic benefits.

Why use Membranes for Acoustical Comfort?

Using an acoustical membrane for sound attenuation has several advantages over other materials. Not only does it enhance thermal performance of fabric roof systems, but it also allows light diffusion and provides unsurpassed safety with a class-A fire rating. These advantages alone make an acoustical membrane a good choice of material, but with the combined benefits of providing lightweight noise reduction, it becomes an excellent choice.

Typical applications include:

  • Sports stadiums
  • Shopping centers and malls
  • Entertainment venues
  • Office buildings

A summary of the benefits includes:

  • It can be used with traditional materials, such as brick or glass
  • Lightweight
  • Long life span
  • Reduces sound transmission
  • Translucent to allow natural light in
  • Class A Fire Rating

Acoustical Membranes from Saint-Gobain Composite Solutions

Acoustical membranes from Saint-Gobain Composite Solutions are supplied under the FABRASORB name. FABRASORB acoustical membranes can be used in conjunction with SHEERFILL®Architectural Membrane systems or with more traditional construction materials like timber, glass and steel.

Our FABRASORB materials are made with fiberglass and polytetrafluoroethylene composites, creating a long-life solution that offers exceptional fire performance, noise reduction, and many other advantages.

Contact us today for more information on how acoustical membranes can support your soundproofing requirements. Our team can answer any questions and find the right solutions for you.