AcousticsFirst Channels the Sound
As they say, when you have lemons, make lemonade. Or wall coverings.
Acoustic treatment maker AcousticsFirst has done just that
by turning plastic bottles into a useful, sound-absorbing wall covering, Sound
Sound Channels is a “dimensional” wall
covering designed to be placed on a wall (or ceiling or pillar) like wall
paper. It is made of recycled polyester.
extra-sensitive types, AcousticsFirst says that Sound Channels is “resistant to
moisture, mildew, rot, bacteria and is non-allergenic. Produced with no
VOCs (volatile organic compounds), ODSs (ozone depleting substances), heavy
metals or formaldehyde …”
notes that due to the range of frequencies absorbed by Sound Channels, it is suitable
for installation where speech intelligibility is important. Sound absorption
characteristics can be increased when installed over acoustic backer board.
The product meets Class A flammability specs. Thanks to its
plastic base it is easy to clean and long-wearing; and has a low-static factor,
the company says. It is available in 54-inch x 36-inch pieces, 33-yard bolts
(54 inches wide) or custom quantities and in several dozen colors.