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1. AcoustiML™ - Soundproofing Materials for Bulk Supply / OEMs

Image shows Adobe Acrobat logo. Printable Soundproofing Product Overview PDF

AcoustiML™ Soundproofing Materials are supplied to manufacturers for OEM Applications either in sheet form or as pre cut kits. These acoustic materials are available as either two layer or three layer composites.

Image shows the 2-layer and 3-layer composite materials.

AcoustiML Soundproofing Materials are available in 2-layer and 3-layer composites.

2-Layer Acoustic Composite Materials:

  • 3.8mm Code: SA1B3.2F [UL94-V0]

3-Layer Acoustic Composite Materials (Patent Pending*):

  • 6.9mm Code: SA3.2F1B3.2F [UL94-V0]
  • 12.0mm Code: SA6.4F2B6.4F [UL94-V2]

*Details of all Patents & Patents Pending are available upon request. Acousti Products Ltd asserts Intellectual Ownership of all these products.

Image shows three different sheets of acoustic materials.

AcoustiML™ Soundproofing Materials for bulk supply. The image shows both 2-layer and 3-layer composites with self adhesive on the underside. OEM materials can be supplied in large sheets, on rolls, or as pre-cut shapes.

2. Technical Overview

A range of very low-flammability composite soundproofing materials suitable for various noise control applications inside electronic/electrical enclosures.

The product is flexible, dark gray/black, and is comprised of either two or more discreet layers. Thicknesses up to 4mm are dual-layer, and between 4mm up to 13mm are triple-layered. The product is supplied as cut parts or as raw sheets, with self-adhesive on one side suitable for adhesion to a wide range of substrate types (sheet steel, powder coated/painted metal, glass, laminate, MDF and plastics etc.).

The product offers superior acoustic performance (high sound transmission loss and good absorption at lower frequencies) when compared to typical dual or homogenous thin-layer soundproofing materials (see Acoustic Performance).

The materials are not dust generating, and do not chip or crumble upon light abrasion. Unlike other composites, AcoustiML™ materials are manufactured without the use of laminating adhesives. Layers of acoustic foam and acoustic barrier are physically bonded together during manufacture. The resulting bond ensures against delamination.

The individual components of the composite are certified and UL listed for low flammability. The finished composites have also been tested to UL94 (vertical burning test), and meet class V0-V2 (variable with thickness - see Flammability). This satisfies BS EN 60950-1:2002 'Information Technology Equipment - Safety' section 4.7 with respect to resistance to fire for materials inside fire enclosures.

Acoustic Material Properties:

 

Physical Properties
Product Code:
Tolerances
SA1B3.2F
SA3.2F1B3.2F
SA6.4F2B6.4F
Number of Layers:  
2 Layer
3 Layer
Nominal Thickness (mm):
±10%
3.8mm
6.9mm
12.0mm
Color:  
Dark Gray / Black
Nominal Weight (Kg/m2) [Lb/ft2]:
±10%
2.07 [0.42]
2.28 [0.47]
4.54 [0.93]
Max. Sheet Width** (m) [inches]:  
1.3 [54]

**Maximum Sheet Width is the maximum usable width of a raw sheet of material. There is no limit on the max. usable sheet length (except that practicably limited by handling & shipping).

Flammability (Composite)
Product Code:
SA1B3.2F
SA3.2F1B3.2F
SA6.4F2B6.4F
UL94 Classification†:
PASS - V0
PASS - V0
PASS - V2

†UL94 is the 'Standard for Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances'

Environmental Properties
Product Code:
SA1B3.2F
SA3.2F1B3.2F
SA6.4F2B6.4F
Normal Operating Temperatures:
0°C (32°F) to 93°C (200°F)


RoHS Statement: None of the materials listed in the RoHS Directive (EU Directive 2002/95/EC) have been used in the formulation of these products.

Acoustic Performance:

Sound energy from electronic equipment is typically broadband, and ranges from 100Hz to 10kHz.

In order to effectively treat unwanted noise inside electronic enclosures using soundproofing materials, the materials need both to enhance the sound transmission loss of the enclosure itself, and offer effective absorption of airborne sound reverberating inside the enclosure prior to escape.

AcoustiML™ composites effectively both impede and attenuate high and low frequencies, as a result of the unique multi-layered construction of the materials. The transmission loss of sound energy is enhanced by the dense acoustic barrier layer, and mid- and higher-range frequencies (above 1KHz) are effectively attenuated by acoustic foam layers.

Image shows Sound Transmission Loss Calculations of Multi-layer acoustic materials.

Calculations showing the affect on STL of multi-layer materials adhered to a steel panel. 12mm &13mm materials adhered to a steel plate are shown to cause a significant increase in STL above 500Hz, and 6.9mm materialssimilarly above 1kHz.

Image shows measurments of acoustic absorption showing an improved low-frequency performance in multi-layer materials.

Measurements of acoustic absorption show an improved low-frequency performance (below 1kHz) in multi-layer materials. These observations may be the result of mass-spring resonance occurring in the decoupled barrier layer within the materials.

Vibration Damping

In addition, the materials also assist vibration damping of the enclosure side walls and structure, which further helps to reduce reradiated noise.

Decoupled Acoustic Barrier Layer

The dense acoustic barrier layer in 3-layer materials is 'suspended' within a foam layer, forming a multi-layer system. This construction is more acoustically effective than using a barrier mass layer directly against the substrate (without a spacer), and results in higher sound transmission loss (STL) - see the graphs above. The double-wall system is analogous to that of double-glazing.

In addition, the decoupled mass layer also enhances low frequency absorption performance. The above graphs show the results from a random incidence reverberation room test normalized to ASTM C423 1999 on two materials (both 3-layer). The same effects have also be observed in smaller-scale Impedance Tube absorption tests (such as ASTM C 384-98).

Acoustic Materials Applications

Lining the inside of an enclosure with acoustic materials is a cost effective way of gaining product advantage. AcoustiML™ mainly design and manufacture acoustic materials for office equipment and computer-related noise problems. AcoustiML™ have a range of acoustic materials of different thickness, density and surface expression.

Applications:

  • Office: Photocopier noise reduction & soundproofing
  • Office: Paper sorting and similar office envelope filling machines
  • Medical: Air & water pumps where noise requires dampening (such as in medical applications)
  • IT: Noisy server and machine cabinets
  • Home: Water pumps for shower and bath units
  • Leisure: Swimming pool pump noise
  • Aviation: Aircraft noise and vibration
  • Industrial: Mobile air conditioning units, and mobile compressor noise.

For more technical and installation information please visit the Acousti Products US website.

Acoustic Materials manufactured in the USA.

 

Please take care to read the installation recommendations before installing this product. These materials are installed at the installer's own risk.

If you are a reseller or a system builder we offer special pricing on bulk orders of this product. Contact us at sales@quietpcusa.com or call Toll Free (877) 205-2020 for more information. This particular product cannot be ordered online.