Noise & Acoustics

Noise & Acoustics

Noise is pollutant and nerve wrecking. Noise reduces human performance and focus. Noise can reduce advancement on all levels and it will certainly result in degrading of a building interior. Treating reverberation in a space is as important as treating malfunctions and pollution.

 The quality of sound in an indoor space considerably contributes to the quality of the space itself. Similarly, reverberation and noise will certainly render space specs, whether aesthetic or functional specs null.

Noise is pollution

Noise is pollution

Noise level is generally from 60 to 80 decibels.

Recommended workspace  background noise is not more than 45db.  Noise is stressful and it results in lack of concentration and performance and beyond certain threshold, noise could lead to some health matters.

Acoustic Treatment

Acoustic Treatment

Acoustic treatment is the way to create healthy and productive environment for those who live or work in a space. Reverberation can be treated by means of sound absorption. Sound absorbing material prevent sound waves from bouncing in a room.

The key elements to good room acoustics are:

The key elements to good room acoustics are:

The key elements to good room acoustics are:

  • Absorption:

Sound absorbing panels can be applied on walls and ceiling to absorb and trap sound waves. The higher absorption coefficient or panels the better sound quality.

  • Attenuation:

Reducing sound transfer can be achieved by implementing vertical elements such as acoustic desk dividers, ceiling-hung acoustic baffles….etc.

  • Diffusion:

Sound can be diffused by using 3D-shaped surfaces, absorbing panels of different thicknesses….etc.

The diversity of colors, the feel and the unlimited possibility make fabric a perfect choice of material to revamp any space. Fabric acoustic panels combine the beauty and diversity of fabric with the efficiency and necessity of acoustic treatment.

A well-sound-balanced room is key factor good performance and well-being.

Sound consists of pressure waves travelling in air or other substances. It is energy created by vibrations.

Intensity of sound is measured by decibel.

Frequency is measured by Hz

Reverberation, measured in seconds, is the time needed for a sound to decay 60db or in other words, die.

The tone of sound is determined by the sound frequency.

Wavelength determines the frequency of the sound.

HVAC is an example of Low Tones, Low frequency, Long wave (50-250Hz)

Speech is an example of Mid Tone, Mid frequency, Mid Length wave (250-2500 Hz).

Phone ring is an example of High Tone, High frequency, short wave (2500-12000Hz).

Applications Hospitals and Clinics | Worship places | Production Studio | Residential Spaces | Industrial | Hospitality | Airports | Science Parks | Court Rooms | Multi-Purpose Centers | Commercial Spaces | Education | Theatres | Cinemas | Halls | Ballrooms | Classrooms | Auditoriums | Lobbies | Majlis. Practically anywhere where noise or sound treatment is required.

Surprising Facts About Noise Pollution

Noise can induce hearing loss

80 db is the maximum safe threshold for Humans. Check the noise level of the following everyday occurrence:
45db Fridge sound
60db General conversation
85db City Traffic
95db Motorbike
120db Sirens

Noise can induce serious health problems

Some side effects to noise pollution are:

High Blood Pressure.
Increase in cholesterol levels
Emotional stress
Behavioral stress
Possible liver, heart and brain

Noise pollution is not limited to factory machinery, loud music or fireworks, it can affect you in the comfort of your office, school, university and even home

Common noise pollution sources can be:

General speech. People speaking in a space that does not have noise treatment can a major factor of discomfort
Traffic passing nearby.
Air conditioning units or generators
Various domestic noise sources such as, printers, computers, TV’s, music instruments, washing machines, dryers,….etc.

Treatment of noise must not be taken lightly

Some measures can be taken to reduce noise pollution and its side effects. Some of which are:

Eliminating noise source (Not a doable solution)
Sound insulation for external walls to stop noise coming traveling from outside a space to the inside of it.
Treatment of noise within through the use of sound-absorbing material/solutions. Sound absorbing panels are very effective way to treat noise pollution resulting from reverberation and at the same time these panels
can Be an element of design and elegance in any space.

Noise from many outdoor sources invades our homes and workplaces

Noise within our workplace from office machines, telephones, ventilation systems, unwanted conversation in the next cubicle distracts us makes us less productive.
Noise in classrooms badly affect learning process .
Noise badly affects speech communication.

We don’t need to suffer the unhealthful consequences of noise..There are solutions..

Put the following in the same place where APPLICATIONS was and name it “ DID YOU KNOW?”
AKUFAB panels have Zero Flame Spread and Smoke Development indexes?
AKUFAB components are all Class A ASTM E84?
AKUFAB sound absorption rates are the highest in its category?
AKUFAB has vast collection of products and colors suitable for any requirement?

System Components

Acoustic Fabric

Acoustic Fabri

A special fabric with high sound transparency.

Acoustic Core

Acoustic Core

A special core with high sound absorption value.





Unless system is site-installed to drywall.

Fixing accessories

Fixing accessories


Systems are differentiated by thickness and performance.
ASTM E84 Reaction to Fire Test on the entire assembly (Zero Flame Spread Index “FSI” and Zero Smoke Development Index “SDI”).

How supply is done to projects:

Complete Assembly:

AKUFAB Stretch Fabric System can be supplied in form of panels in any required shape. Panels will be fully assembled, packed and supplied to projects. After installation, Fabric may require further simple tucking into tracks in case it loosened up during handling or transportation. Complete assembly panels can be installed on site easily like traditional panels such as MDF or Plywood panels are installed.

Loose Components:

AKUFAB Stretch Fabric Systems can be supplied in components for assembly on site or in the customer’s workshop. This method is preferred for the following reasons:

Protection of components of possible damage during transportation.

Freight space saving.

The flexibility of Modification in case of any mistake in drawings or site measurements by clients.

Keeping fabric clean.

More cost-effective as there are no assembly charges applied.

How do we price for projects:

Complete assembly price:

In case of supplying fully assembled panels, a price per panel would be provided and the following information would be needed for pricing:


Type of System.

Type of Edge Shape.

General layout plan and elevations of the area where acoustic panels are intended to be installed.

Shape drawing and sizes.

Type of fabric of choice.


Point of Delivery.

Disclaimer: Accessories such as Z-Clips and hanging systems if required, would be priced separately.

Components Supply Price:

In case of component supply, a price per component would be provided and the following information would be needed for pricing:


Type of each component.

Quantity of each component.

Point of delivery.

Disclaimer: Accessories such as Z-Clips and hanging systems if required, would be priced separately.

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