Fabric to cover gobos, walls and so on
This folders collects some interesting links. This does not mean that there aren't others with equal quality or prices.
- ACOUSTONE Grill Cloth (Fabrics)
Msg 4361: Acoustone Fabrics are designed for acoustical panels, wall treatments and ceilings. Acoustone's "transparency" to sound makes it ideal as a covering for speakers. Or, apply Acoustone to a wall or any surface that can absorb sound.
BLANKS - Marylands largest Fabric Center
Msg 4822: Blanks Fabrics - Maryland's largest fabric center since 1904 offers to all home sewers, quilters and craft makers its service for tracking down those hard to find fabrics and textiles from around the world. Blanks stocks thousands and thousands of fabrics for fashion wear, quilting, bridal, costuming, set design and home furnishings
FLAME SEAL products
FIRE RETARDANT - FIRE PREVENTION PRODUCTS - THE ABSOLUTE BEST IN FIRE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY
Fabric Gallery On-Line Store
Msg 4285: Lots of choises/colors Burlap + lots of other Fabrics
Flame retardant products (liquids, coatings, etc.)
Msg 4344: SFoster - This firm has product lines for either natural or synthetic fabrics. About $30 a gallon = 300 sf or less than $1 per yard.
INTERFACE Fabriks Group: Guilford of Maine's products
Msg 4218: Acoustical Options Fabrics; Professional fabrics with improved or special flamability/fire properties
http://www.guilfordofmaine.com/index.cf ... n=products
Melded Fabrics North America
Wall Covering textiles from Melded Fabrics are a fashionable complement to any interior design. Thoroughly tested to meet key flammability, acoustic and durability standards.
http://www.meldedfabrics.com/index-wc.a ... d=1&Key=wc
Laminated Glass - Windows + some related info/articles
Some Major producers in this field (includes acoustic data), Links lists to suppliers and glass related articles. The articles give a good idea about the mass-spring and coincidence related to windows.
- An on-line guide to suppliers in the glass industry.
An guide to Glass, Window & Door products and retailers.
Article: Sound Transmission through Windows
Abstract: The influence of typical window characteristics on sound transmission are discussed.
General info related to laminated glass.
A Link List related to laminated glass. Check the site to find other stuff as an address list of architectural laminated glass suppliers.
NGA National Glass Association
Check the Industry links page. An impressive recouse related to glass.
Peerless - Acoustical Windows
Selection Guide - Gives a bit an idea about STC values of commercial windows.
Pilkington Glass - Architectural Technical Bulletins
A huge collection of technical bulletins related to glass
http://www.pilkington.com/the+americas/ ... efault.htm
Pilkington Noise Control Homepage
Pilkington is a huge English producer (also glassfiber) represented all over the world
http://www.pilkington.com/europe/uk/eng ... 12720e.htm
Saflex Laminated Glass
Also check out the acoustical guide of Saflex. You can download this, as well as other guides. It's free but you must register.
Saflex Laminated Glass
Laminated Glass while originally designed for safety purposes, is often used as noise insulating glass.
This Glass is world-wide produced and distributed (an incredible huge group) often with other comercial names. Use this link to find local distributors and info. Saint-Gobain has a patent on new developped laminated glass (expensive, but the best in existance for sound insulation, certainly for thick panes, it's called STADIP SILENCE))
http://www.saint-gobain.com/en/html/soc ... tivite.asp
Saint-Gobin Glass - Stadip Silence
This .PDF file shows the difference between the patented PVB foil of Saint-Gobain and standard PVB (standard laminated glass). Look at figure 1. This possitive effect becomes more important when using thicker panes, certainly for music. I studied this phenomenon in function of EC (European Comunity) buildings (translation enclosures) in Brussels
http://www.solaglas.co.uk/teachins/acou ... nglish.pdf
Mineral wool products (glassfibre, rock & bazalt wool)
This covers Links to mineral wool producers and often suggested products. This does not mean there aren't others with equal prices and qualities.
- CertainTeed Corporation (a Saint-Gobain company)
Certainteed is a doughter company of the Saint-Gobain group (one of Europ largest insulation and glass producers, over 175000 employees)
Gives some dimensional info for standard glassfiber products
How glassfibre and rockwool is made
This link just shows some simple pictures, how glassfibre and rockwool are produced.
http://www.isover.com/gb/frameset.asp?b ... rubrique=1
One of the largest European glassfibre producers belonging to the Saint-Gobain group. However establishments can be found world-wide.
ISOWOOL - The worlds leading Acousic & Thermal insulation
A British producer (joint venture between Isover, the insulation division of Saint-Gobain and British Gypsum.
List of North American Mineral Wool producers
NAIMA is a trade association of North American manufacturers of fiber glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation products. NAIMA members manufacture the vast majority of fiber glass, rock and slag wool insulations produced and used in North America.
Owens Corning 700 Series Insulation
Probably the most referred product line in this Email list, including the panels 702, 703, 704 and 705.
http://www.owenscorning.com/comminsul/p ... &System=83
Owens Corning Acoustic Systems
Note: link does not belong here, but kept with other Owens Corning Links. QuietZone® acoustic products to manage sound and control noise + System of acoustic products to literally tune a room for the most authentic sound possible.
Owens Corning Pipe Insulation 1200
A tipical material to make optimum tubular (1/1, 1/2, 1/4 tube) absorbers. Using them in tri- or two-corners results in extreme high low frequent absorption.
http://www.owenscorning.com/comminsul/p ... &System=83
Europs (French) largest insulation and glass producer group (175000 employees in 50 countries worldwide, with more than 1000 companies). A lot of insulation material brands and Glass brands belong to this group even when you don't know it.
TONTINE Fibres, Foam and Blankets
Tontine is a leader in the manufacture of polyester materials for use as thermal and acoustic insulation for commercial, industrial and domestic applications. This is a typical Australian product. Looks good, certainly the blankets.
Msg: 4284 This company, somehow connected to US Gypsum, produces the SAFB mineral wool by US Gypsum adviced as alternative for standard used very low density glassfiber, in order to get improved low-frequencie TL values (most important for music).
What You Should Know About Insulation
This link is a general FAQ about insulation
Other often mentioned products
The inclusion of a link in this folder does not mean that those products should be advisable or not. It only includes links to materials often discussed in the list.
Perforated Gypsum board
Perforated gypsumboard acts, dependant of the position, size, array of the holes partly as a Helmholtz resonator, partly as a broadband absorber. It can be a good solution to combine low-frequent absorption, with mid- and high frequent diffusion/scattering..
- Danoline - Scandinavian Gypsumboard producer.
Danoline is owned by the world-wide known KNAUF Group
Gyptone tiles and planks
British Gypsum (BPB) - A unique combination: Acoustics and Aesthetics.
http://www.british-gypsum.bpb.co.uk/PDF ... t_p(1_1_02).pdf
Perforated Gypsum regulates sound
An interesting .pdf document explaining the use of perforated gypsumboard.
http://www.danoline.com/uk_version/prop ... ustics.pdf
Special Coatings, Caulk etc
Decking Coatings, Roof Coating, Wall Paint, Stucco, Waterproofing etc.
Studiotips: Material equivalents at the mother site
Explains some standard size conversions, and alternative names for comparable products (often geographical defined).
British Gypsum produces a range of more than 1000 individual products, components and accessories, marketed under leading brand names; Gypframe, Gyproc, Glasroc , Thistle, Arteco and Isowool *, all of which provide the standards for the industry. You should study the complete site. It includes lots of data, documents and CAD drawings
Concrete Masonry Block Types: Sound Cell (Sound Absorbing Block)
While not diectly belonging to this folder, the difference between Imperial/US and Metric units as pcf versus kg/m3, can be an annoying thing. This Award winning, very good FREEWARE Unit Convertor can help a lot as a standard tool on your PC.