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Acoustiblok Exhibits Soundproofing Products at 2013 International Builders Show

Posted by Thomas Wiseman on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 @ 05:53 PM

IBS Booth 2013 with people in pic Marilynacoustiblok soundproofing company exhibits at tradeshow

LAS VEGAS, Nev., January 21, 2013 – Tampa based Acoustiblok Corporation exhibited the company’s line of certified and lab tested acoustical soundproofing  products for single and multi-family residential applications in booth number 1049 at the 2013 NAHB International Builders Show being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 22 – 24, 2013.

Acoustiblok's new and more interative trade show booth (shown below before the opening of the exhibit hall) caught the eye of many conference attendees and IBS show judges. Acoustiblok was one of hundreds of companies that participated in the show and exhibited their products on the 400,000 square-foot exhibition hall floor.  

IBS booth 2013 view from up high no people in it

Acoustiblok® is an easily installed material that can not only reduce noise from within a house but also reduce outside noise. Acoustiblok can be installed:

• on studs before attaching drywall to reduce noise between rooms
• over floor joists before the sub floor is attached to reduce the sound from walking (impact noise) as well as the noise created in the room
• on roof trusses to reduce noise from low flying airplanes or busy highways
• around plumbing pipes to quiet the sound of running water.

Acoustiblok can also be used in home theaters and multi-functional A/V type entertainment rooms.

In multi-family units such as condominiums and apartment complexes, a leading cause of tenant relocation is noise.  The problem of sound attenuation in these types of buildings is rarely addressed properly.  By installing Acoustiblok® over the studs, ceiling and floor joists, sound can be effectively stopped before it vibrates the structure. Acoustiblok® is a flexible, dense material that reduces sound by 26db. A 32 oz. product (STC 32) is also available for challenging noise problems.

The International Builders' Show is organized by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and is the largest light construction building industry tradeshow in the United States. It is the only event of its kind, focusing specifically on the needs, concerns, and opportunities that face builders. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is one of the largest trade associations in the United States. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAHB's mission is "to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry. Chief among NAHB's goals is providing and expanding opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent and affordable housing."

Founded in 1942, NAHB is a federation of more than 800 state and local associations. About one-third of NAHB’s more than 140,000 members are home builders or remodelers. The remaining members are associates working in closely related fields within the housing industry such as mortgage finance and building products and services.

For more information on the IBS 2013 show visit: http://www.buildersshow.com/Home/

Information about the show for the media is available at: http://www.buildersshow.com/Home/Page.aspx?genericContentID=106662

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About Acoustiblok – “Quieting the World”

Acoustiblok Corporation, a NASA “Spin-off” company headquartered in Tampa, FL, provides acoustical soundproofing solutions for noise related issues. The company develops, manufactures, and markets lab tested and certified acoustical products around the world, earning the industry’s highest ratings from architects, builders, and consumers.

Primary products include Acoustiblok® viscoelastic polymer based soundproofing material, Acoustifence® outdoor noise barrier, All Weather Sound Panels®, QuietFiber® insulating material, Quiet-Cloud® industrial sound absorption panels, Acoustiblok WALLCOVER®, and Thermablok® nanotechnology insulation. The company also sells a line of acoustical soundproofing accessory products. Acoustiblok products are used every day primarily in industrial, residential, commercial, building and construction/architectural, and marine sectors worldwide. The company’s products are made and sourced in the United States.

Acoustiblok Corporation ships products to approximately 60 countries around the world and has a network of stocking distributors both in the United States and internationally. The company operates a wholly owned subsidiary, Acoustiblok Mideast, in Saudi Arabia to augment our distributor network. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Thomas Wiseman
Director of Public Relations
Acoustiblok Corporation
813-980-1400 Ext. 210
twiseman@acoustiblok.com

Tags: trade shows, home theater, acoustic insulation, absorbing sound, Acoustiblok, residential noise, multi-family housing, mulit-family housing noise, IBS

Upscale Apartments Offer Acoustiblok Sound Abatement in Every Unit

Posted by Liz Ernst on Tue, Oct 13, 2009 @ 05:01 PM

New Jersey Apt building treated with Acoustiblok sound deadening materialNew Jersey apartment treated with Acoustiblok soundproofing material

HOBOKEN, New Jersey – Residents of the Lexington apartments in Hoboken enjoy more than the usual amenities that are part and parcel in most upscale residences: tranquility.

When construction was completed on the upscale, 49-unit Lexington in 2008, it wasn’t the granite countertops, the stainless appliances or even the hardwood floors that set a new standard in quality living for its residents. In fact, it’s what they can’t see – or hear – that makes their living spaces exceptional.

Acoustiblok® sound abatement material installed under the drywall and subfloor during construction of the Lexington provides an environment that is void of the ambient noise often associated with apartment living. Lexington tenants won’t hear their neighbor’s TV, conversations or clamor to get out the door in the morning. What they will hear is the silence that quality noise abatement material installed beneath the visible surfaces of their
homes provides.

Having Acoustiblok as a feature is a boost to Realtor Basil Skaltsis, who finds tenants for the Lexington. Skaltsis says that most high-end apartment seekers expect a high level of privacy, and since tenants tend to speak up only when there’s a problem, the lack of complaints about noise speaks volumes.

“No one has made any noise complaints ever since the building opened,” Skaltsis says. “But you have to keep in mind that maybe they don’t think about noise because they don’t have it.

“Until you’ve lived below someone whose child has a Big Wheel, or next door to someone whose radio can be heard in your own space, you’re probably not going to worry about noise abatement. In this particular building, no one mentions sound abatement because it’s something they don’t have to think about.”

UL approved Acoustiblok is a unique soundproofing material that took years to develop. Just one thin 1/8-inch layer of Acoustiblok in a standard stud wall and on top of subflooring can reduce more sound than 12-inches of concrete. The soft flexible material is
4.5-feet wide and is available in 30, 60, or 350-foot rolls.

Acoustiblok is usually stapled or screwed to studs before dry walling. It is a proprietary formula, heavy mineral filled, viscoelastic polymer that is easily cut with a utility knife. While other materials attempt to " block" or "absorb" sound the heavy, limp Acoustiblok material vibrates from the sound, actually transforming the acoustical energy into inaudible friction energy in a process sometimes referred to as "isothermal adiabatic.” Lead, previously considered the best soundproofing, works on precisely the same basis and has exactly the same STC rating. Unlike lead, Acoustiblok is eco-friendly, moisture and mold resistant, and contains no harmful pollutants.

Set in the heart of the tony Columbus Park area of Hoboken, each apartment in the Lexington offers an oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city while allowing its residents the convenience and perks that come with living in a cosmopolitan setting. The brand name of choice for quality acoustical aesthetics, Acoustiblok is available worldwide, is easily installed and will last the life of the building. Install it once, and enjoy the quiet for a lifetime. For more information, visit our website at www.acoustiblok.com, e-mail us at sales@acoustiblok.com, or call us at 813-980.1400.

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PRESS RELEASE
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For Immediate Release
Contact: Liz Ernst, Director of Public Relations 
Lizernst@acoustiblok.com
813.980.1400 x 210

Tags: quiet, Sound abatement material, privacy, noise control, Acoustiblok, multi-family housing