FibreLine Wall Acoustic Absorption Panels
FibreLine is an impact resistant, decorative impact resistant acoustic absorption wall panelling range comprising liner panels for floor to ceiling coverage and designer panels for installation as stand alone feature panels or alternatively as banks of panels in difering colours. They are designed to absorb high levels of reflective noise and echo within a room to create a softer and more comfortable acoustic ambience. Fibreline acoustic absorption panels are manufactured from sound absorbing mineral fibre board bonded to a high impact facing board and covered with a high quality acoustically transparent fabric.
FibreLine Liner Panels are available in standard sizes and thicknesses, and can be cut on site to fit individual wall areas with minimal joints. The panels are fixed between top and bottom 'U' channels, and various trims are available to cover vertical joints, external corners, internal corners and angled directional change corners. Channels and trims are covered in the same fabric as the liner panels to provide an aesthetically pleasing floor-to-ceiling finish.
FibreLine Designer Panels incorporate an integral rigid edging frame with acoustically transparent fabric wrapped around all four sides. This not only allows for installation as separate stand alone feature panels but also permits the creation of banks of panels in different colours. They are available in a wide range of bespoke sizes and shapes and can be fixed directly to walls using a variety of fixing methods including Z-clips and Velcro.
FibreLine Absorption Panel Features
- Impact resistant
- Suitable for areas where damage from indoor sport activities is likely
- Absorbs high levels of reflected noise across a broad frequency spectrum
- Class A acoustic absorption panel (ISO 11654)
- Available in a selection of different colours and fabrics
- Class 1 and Class 0 fire resistant fabrics
- Custom fabrics available as well
- 28mm and 53mm thicknesses
- Light weight
- Fast and easy installation
FibreLine Absorption Panel Applications
- Commercial premises
- Restaurants and canteens
- High traffic public areas
- Call centres
- Conference centres
- Reception areas
- Recording studios
- Public entertainment facilities e.g. cinemas, theatres, auditoria.
Download the FibreLine Technical Data Sheet here
Sound absorption is defined, as the incident sound that strikes a material that is not reflected back. An open window is an excellent absorber since the sounds passing through the open window are not reflected back. Conversely it makes a poor sound barrier. Painted concrete block is a good sound barrier but will reflect about 97% of the incident sound striking it. When a sound wave hits an acoustical material the sound wave causes the fibers or particles of the absorbing material to vibrate. This vibration causes tiny amounts of heat due to the friction and thus sound absorption is accomplished by way of energy to heat conversion. The more fibrous a material is the better the absorption; conversely denser materials are less absorptive.
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- Position the FibreLine panels on the wall and mark the corners of the panel with pencil or chalk.
- Measure the position of the fixings on the reverse of the panels and mark the wall to correspond with the positioning of the clips.
- Fix the 'Z' clips to the wall in the appropriate position using 2 pan head screws.
- Carefully align the panels on the wall, using the pencil marks as guides and lift the panel over the wall fixing and then drop into place.
- If there is a requirement to trim the panels to size on site, carefully peel back the facing fabric from the base board.
- Cut the baseboard to size using a long bladed knife and straight edge, taking care not to damage the fabric.
- Spray contact adhesive onto the front and edge of the baseboard and smooth the fabric back over the fibre.
- DO NOT overspray with adhesive as excess adhesive could 'bleed' through the fabric.
- Trim off any excess fabric on the reverse of the panel.
FibreLine Wall Liner Panels
- Cut the top, bottom and end channels, and the T sections to the required lengths.
- Position and fix the deep U channel horizontally along the top of the wall with appropriate mechanical fixings.
- Position and fix the shallow U channel horizontally along the bottom of the wall with the appropriate mechanical fixings.
- Ensure the distance between the top and bottom channels is 20mm greater than the size of the panel being installed.
- Guide the top edge of the FibreLine Liner panel into the top channel, push it against the wall and slowly slide the panel into the base channel.
- Fit the intermediate 'T' section tightly against the FibreLine Liner Panel. Position the second panel as detailed above and slide it into to intermediate T section. This will conceal the joint between the two FibreLine panels.
- Repeat until the wall area being treated is fully covered. If there is a requirement to trim the last FibreLine Liner Panel to width, fit a shallow 'U'channel vertically along the edge before positioning the last 'T' section.
- Cut the Liner panel to size and slide into the end section. Fix the remaining 'T' section to cover the last joint.
- If any of the Liner panels need fitting around pattresses for light switches, power sockets etc.
- Trim the fibre of the baseboard to size and peel away from the fabric. Position the panels and staple the excess fabric to the pattress.
- Cut a small hole in the fabric to bring any cables through and fix the cover plates over the fabric to provide a neat finish. If the adjourning wall is to be covered, fix an internal corner trim and continue along the adjourning wall following the procedure detailed above.
- For any external corners or directional angle changes fix the appropriate trim sections.
- To cover walls in excess of 2700mm high, install additional panels above the first row by fixing a shallow U channel on top of the original top channel and install as detailed above until the required height is achieved.