Acoustic foam has long been used in marine and industrial applications to help minimise noise, vibrations, and worker safety. Boat makers have employed sound abatement foam to not only isolate but also attenuate sound and vibrations from marine engines, while other sound-deadening foams have been used in a range of industrial environments to minimise noise pollution and create a safer working environment.
Best Type Of Acoustic Foams
When it comes to acoustic foam, the options might be overwhelming. You may be confused by the open-cell and closed-cell forms, as well as the various shapes and sizes. Consider the type of sound environment you require while making your choices.
Open-cell foam provides excellent insulation against speech sounds and general background noise while having air spaces to absorb sound waves that can bounce off hard surfaces.
Closed-cell foam, on the other hand, sometimes provides less sound absorption than open-cell foam; however, it is easier to clean and more resistant to environmental deterioration such as dust and mites.
Ultimately, the type of foam you use will be determined by the specifics of your project, but reviewing both types should help you decide which is ideal for you.
Does Acoustic Foam Really Work
Absolutely! Acoustic foam has been scientifically proven to reduce reverberation, increase clarity, and improve sound quality in a variety of settings. Its honeycomb-like structure generates sound waves that absorb rather than reflect sound waves back into space. This aids in the reduction of unwanted echoes, which can drastically decrease audio quality. So, sure, acoustic foam works and is an excellent way to improve your acoustic experience.
Soundproofing vs Sound-Absorption
There are two sides to the acoustical coin. There are goods that absorb echo within a room and others that block, stop, or restrict sound transmission. (Some panels will accomplish both. They are sometimes referred to as composites, but let’s keep it simple for now.)
Echo-absorbing materials are used to improve the sound quality within the room where they are installed. They are often put as a completed surface on the room’s walls or ceiling. Sound-blocking materials are utilised Within the wall or ceiling, as part of the construction material. These can be dense, heavy materials or materials that decouple the wall assembly – and because of their heaviness, often reflect the sound back into the room rather than penetrating to the other side.
Absorbing echo in a room and blocking or decreasing sound are two very different things that are done with quite different goods and procedures.
At Bracken Foam Fabricators we provide Polyethylene and Plastazote foam materials for sound dampening.
Contact us today and we can provide you with a quote or request a sample.