The terms "acoustic absorption" and "acoustic insulation" are often confusing.
Acoustic insulation will prevent noise from moving from one place to another. It occurs, for example, between two adjoining apartments in the same building. Noise from the traffic in a street entering a room can also be dampened by adequate acoustic insulation. Acoustic insulation essentially blocks sound.
Sound Absorbent products will reduce the ability of sound to transmit through a surface by absorbing it and converting the sound energy to heat. Acoustic absorption occurs when sound encounters a material which transfers any air particles into heat. This causes the sound to disappear partially or even entirely. Sound absorbing materials have a low weight and open construction.
Sound absorption can be achieved:
Allow Australian Plaster Acoustics to advise you about sound, sound absorption, and acoustic insulation. Our products are designed to offer optimal acoustic insulation and absorption. We have the necessary know-how and experience to turn even the loudest room into an island of tranquillity.
Tip: Acoustic design will achieve its optimum and most cost effective potential when it is considered early in concept or masterplanning stage. The sooner an acoustic engineer is engaged, the higher your chances of avoiding costly retrofit solutions.