CAN BE BAFFLING.
CAN BE BAFFLING.
SoundPly panel’s physical properties are not just superior to other acoustic panels— even when compared to non-acoustic panels, their strength-to-weight ratio, torsional rigidity, and expansion & contraction properties remain unmatched.
The combination of SoundPly’s best-in-class structural properties with its superior visual and acoustical qualities introduces entirely new solutions for addressing environmental acoustics.
SoundPly panels weigh appreciably less than any other architectural acoustic panels. Compared to traditional acoustic panels constructed with particleboard or MDF cores, SoundPly panels are up to 75% lighter.
When compared with other micro-perforated acoustic panels, SoundPly’s overall system weight is up to 90% lighter. This is because other micro-perforated panels require panel braces, along with extensive structural support systems, to minimize sagging and warping.
With its minimalistic, open spaces and extensive utilization of concrete ceilings and walls, the Schumann Library at the Wentworth Institute of Technology is a prime example of mid-century brutalist architecture. Unfortunately, the hard surfaces and unpartitioned spaces proved to be an ever-present acoustical challenge in an environment intended for quiet research and study.
During the library’s recent renovation, implementing a truly effective acoustic solution was a key priority. Few options existed, since the low concrete ceilings prevented the creation of a sealed plenum space— a necessary sound absorbing component for traditional acoustic ceilings. Likewise, the library’s concrete walls eliminated the possibility of traditional acoustic wall panels, since they must be mounted in front of insulation-filled cavities inside the walls.
SoundPly panels provided the only viable solution.
Having a finished profile less than 1.5″ thick, numerous 5’x10′ Plain Sawn Maple RF M25 acoustic panels were installed on the library’s ceilings and walls.
An important, yet often overlooked cost with acoustic panel projects is the expense of fabricating and installing the panel’s supporting fixtures. Installing acoustic architectural panels has traditionally been a significantly more complex process than installing traditional architectural panels — a non-acoustic panel job that could be installed in hours, may take days to install as acoustic panels.
SoundPly panels can be installed like traditional, non-acoustic panels. Everything from cutting-to-size, edgebanding, and mounting of SoundPly panels is straight-forward and can be processed using the same equipment and methods as non-acoustic panels. In fact, because SoundPly panels are significantly lighter than MDF or Particleboard, they’re easier to handle, transport, and hang than any other architectural panel — acoustic or non-acoustic.
SOUNDPLY ACOUSTIC PANELS
ACOUSTIC INSULATION REQUIRED
OVERALL DEPTH OF SYSTEM
4’X8′ (1220MM X 2438MM)
(including all micro-perforated panels)