TAMPA, Florida, November 30, 2011 – Acoustiblok, Inc., a NASA spinoff company, this week announced its launch of Quiet-Cloud, the newest product in its arsenal of sound abatement products developed to combat noise pollution and avoid costly OSHA penalties.
Specifically designed to address serious noise levels common in industrial settings, the 4-foot by 8-foot Quiet-Cloud sound absorbing panels absorb more than twice the amount of noise that conventional panels take in, and at the same time block noise within the industrial plant environment. Quiet-Cloud provides maximum noise absorption and the highest NRC ratings attainable.
A lightweight, easily moveable panel that, when properly staggered can increase the perimeter-to-surface absorption area up to five-fold, each Quiet-Cloud panel consists of a heavy gauge perforated aluminum casing over a hydrophobic, sound absorbing material that can withstand operating temperatures up to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
In settings where finite dust particles are a consideration, Quiet-Cloud panels are available with a standard steel mesh micro filter.
Ordered to hang horizontally or vertically, the washable Quiet-Cloud panels can also be easily installed in a standard ceiling tile grid.
Acoustiblok Founder and President Lahnie Johnson says the addition of Quiet-Cloud to the company’s growing catalog of soundproofing products affirms the company’s ongoing commitment to developing new ways to combat noise pollution.
“We are proud of our track record when it comes to addressing and reducing noise in a variety of settings,” Johnson said. “Unchecked industrial noise is hazardous to the hearing and health of workers and staff exposed to it every day, as well as those of us exposed to it in the course of our everyday lives.
“Noise in the workplace is frequently related to accidents and reduced productivity. Quiet-Cloud resolves industrial noise responsibly and affordably, and can be easily adapted to any setting.”
Acoustiblok’s high quality noise abatement products, available since 1998, have earned the industry’s highest ratings from architects, builders, and consumers. Acoustiblok is a proprietary viscoelastic polymer material with a high density mineral content, heavy and yet extremely flexible. As sound waves cause the Acoustiblok material to flex, internal friction occurs and the acoustical energy is transformed into undetectable trace amounts of heat.
Just one, 1/8 inch layer of Acoustiblok in a standard wall will result in more sound reduction than 12-inches of poured concrete. Environmentally friendly, Acoustiblok contains no lead, barium, or asbestos, is UV resistant and impervious to water and mold; it is UL rated and classified for all wall, floor, and ceiling installations.