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ACOUSTIC PANELS
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LENA BRAVA RESTAURANT // CHICAGO, IL
Ceiling clouds from the lightest, strongest, most stable acoustic panels ever made

Icosahedron Cloud
RF M25  SIZE: 78” x 84” x 1”
WEIGHT: 42lbs  NRC: .90, 1 side

THE STRONG,
SILENT TYPE.

SoundPly micro-perforated acoustic panels are the lightest, strongest, most stable acoustic panels the industry has ever seen… or heard.

SoundPly panel’s physical properties are not just superior to other acoustic panels— even when compared to non-acoustic panels, their strength-to-weight ratio, torsional rigidity, and expansion & contraction properties remain unmatched.

The combination of SoundPly’s best-in-class structural properties with its superior visual and acoustical qualities introduce entirely new solutions for addressing environmental acoustics.

STRENGTH
IN NUMBERS.

SoundPly panels have 6 times more span strength than particleboard or MDF acoustic panels. This strength translates into unprecedented panel stability through short-term environmental and long-term seasonal variations.

0X
MORE SPAN STRENGTH.
0X
LESS EXPANSION AND CONTRACTION.

WEIGHT. LESS.

SoundPly panels weigh appreciably less than any other architectural acoustic panels. Compared to traditional acoustic panels constructed with particleboard or MDF cores, SoundPly panels are up to 75% lighter.

When compared with other micro-perforated acoustic panels, SoundPly’s overall system weight is up to 90% lighter. This is because other micro-perforated panels require panel braces, along with extensive structural support systems, to minimize sagging and warping.

Reducing Mass. Eliminating Mess.

SoundPly’s light weight, high strength and matchless stability results in numerous time and cost saving benefits. These benefits including less engineering for load-bearing considerings, lower freight costs, fewer structural hardware components, and faster installations (requiring less labor).

Curved acoustic wood ceiling panels and clouds

Catenary Cloud
RF M38  SIZE: 48” x 48” x 1.5”
WEIGHT: 33.5lbs  NRC: .95

WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
// BOSTON, MA

With its minimalistic, open spaces and extensive utilization of concrete ceilings and walls, the Schumann Library at the Wentworth Institute of Technology is a prime example of mid-century brutalist architecture. Unfortunately, the hard surfaces and unpartitioned spaces proved to be an ever-present acoustical challenge in an environment intended for quiet research and study.

During the library’s recent renovation, implementing a truly effective acoustic solution was a key priority. Few options existed, since the low concrete ceilings prevented the creation of a sealed plenum space— a necessary sound absorbing component for traditional acoustic ceilings. Likewise, the library’s concrete walls eliminated the possibility of traditional acoustic wall panels, since they must be mounted in front of insulation-filled cavities inside the walls.

SoundPly panels provided the only viable solution.

Having a finished profile less than 1.5″ thick, numerous 5’x10′ Plain Sawn Maple RF M25 acoustic panels were installed on the library’s ceilings and walls.

INSTALLATION SIMPLIFICATION.

An important, yet often overlooked cost with acoustic panel projects is the expense of fabricating and installing the panel’s supporting fixtures. Installing acoustic architectural panels has traditionally been a significantly more complex process than installing traditional architectural panels — a non-acoustic panel job that could be installed in hours, may take days to install as acoustic panels.

SoundPly panels make it easier.

SoundPly panels can be installed like traditional, non-acoustic panels. Everything from cutting-to-size, edgebanding, and mounting of SoundPly panels is straight-forward and can be processed using the same equipment and methods as non-acoustic panels. In fact, due to the light weight of SoundPly panel’s (significantly lighter than MDF or Particleboard), they’re typically easier to handle, transport and hang than any other kind panel — acoustic or non-acoustic.

COMPARE A TYPICAL
WALL INSTALLATION

SOUNDPLY
ACOUSTIC PANELS

The easiest wood acoustic wall panels to install

NRC RATING

.90+

.75–.90

PANEL THICKNESS

1″
(25mm)

5/8″
(16mm)

ACOUSTIC INSULATION REQUIRED

None

1"– 1¼"
(25–30mm)

CAVITY SPACE REQUIRED

None

2"– 6¾"
(50–171mm)

OVERALL DEPTH OF SYSTEM

1″
(25mm)

4"– 8½"
(103–216mm)

FIXTURE WEIGHT
4'X8' (1220MM X 2438MM)

46lbs.
(21kg.)

175–250lbs.
(79–113kg.)

INSTALLATION TIME

15 minutes

2+ hours

OTHER MANUFACTURER’S
ACOUSTIC PANELS

(including all micro-perforated panels)

Panels from SnowSound require sealed cavity spaces to achieve their advertised performance