The power of polyurethane acoustic insulation

Music and polyurethane: can they be somehow connected? Of course, they can! As it is widely known, polyurethane has several advantages as regards physical, mechanical and thermal properties. Not unsurprisingly, polyurethane foam is also an effective sound absorber. Its sound-proofing qualities are well known and make it the material of choice when acoustic insulation from noise disturbance is required. Ekosystem designs and manufactures machinery and plants for the production of polyurethane foam insulation equipment like sound-absorbing panels to be used in concert halls, rehearsal rooms, recording studios and so on.

If you want to know more, just keep reading our article!

Playing music with our team

Music is one of the greatest passions of one of the members of our team, William, Head of our Technical Department and IT Manager. In Ekosystem, William is responsible for designing machinery, developing layouts and technical drawings and studying customized solutions for our customers.

But in his free time…William is a passionate musician and a talented guitarist! We enjoy watching videos of his live performances and, every now and then, we get together to go to his rock band’s live concerts.

The link between William and music is clear enough. But what about music, polyurethane and our foaming equipment? Keep reading to find out!

Polyurethane sound absorbing panels

As mentioned above, Ekosystem provides solutions for the production of polyurethane foam insulation equipment for music industry. Most concert halls, rehearsal rooms, recording studios have a similar internal structure made of layer of sound absorbing panels that are often made of polyurethane foam. In particular, in this specific application, open cell flexible polyurethane foam panels are usually preferred.

You may not know, but soundproofing is one of the things that needs to be prioritized when setting up these locations. It doesn’t matter the use of the most advanced recording devices or the most expensive musical instruments: if the audio is disturbed because of external noise, the result will be very poor. The sound absorption performance of polyurethane consists in its ability to control the propagation of sound and eliminate outside noise that can jeopardize the quality of the music recorded or heard by the audience or by musicians themselves.

Everyday polyurethane foam insulation applications

Music is not the only application in which polyurethane has something to do with sound and noise, revealing once again its great versatility. Acoustic insulation concerns everyday life: noise levels are reaching unexpected peaks because there are more and more human activities that produces loud noise and disturbance. Noise may affect health and wellbeing in many ways, for example it can accelerate hearing loss, disrupt sleep, reduce productivity levels and much more. Of course, it is not always possible to control noise levels at the source. That’s why it’s winning to use polyurethane foam insulation equipment. For instance, in residential and industrial buildings, polyurethane plays an important role not only for the well-known thermal insulating properties. Indeed, closed-cell rigid polyurethane foam is used for its soundproofing quality too. The same goes to noisy places like gyms, schools, restaurants, but also meeting rooms or worships. Automotive is another industrial sector where polyurethane plays a fundamental role both for his excellent thermal resistance and sound dampening quality. Here, acoustic insulation for noise reduction is needed in applications like engine covers, fuel pumps, coil packs.

 

Our solutions for polyurethane foam insulation equipment

Ekosystem is the best partner to develop the right solution to meet your own polyurethane processing goals. Since PU insulation involves various sectors, our company is committed to provide specific polyurethane foam insulation equipment, including discontinuous panel production plants for non-standard items or low productivity, turnkey plants for specific needs, as well as continuous production plants for high volume production. Whether you have just a starting idea in mind or a more detailed project to develop, Ekosystem is willing to assist every step of the way.

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