Sound insulation – Optimal acoustics both indoors and outdoors
Sound insulation can be created by a range of structural modifications. These include simply “piling up” material as a noise barrier or using static insulator systems made from wood, stone or glass.
But sound insulation can also be achieved with fabric solutions. As a textile, the fabric is a pliable material, which – unlike impermeable noise barrier structures – lets sound waves pass through it. With noise barriers, the sound waves simply bounce off and seek the shortest route back to where they came from: here, they penetrate the fabric instead. The key to reducing acoustic “pollution” lies in the surface structure of the textile. This structure reduces reverberation by absorbing part of the sound. The sound wave that strikes the sound insulation fabric from the noise source is reduced before it exits the fabric on the other side.