Acoustical Solutions


Acoustical products absorb sound waves:

  • To improve room acoustics for the ease of listening to speech and to enhance the quality of musical sounds
  • To limit the spillage of sound from one room to another
  • To control echo and reduce the reverberation in large spaces, hallways and corridors that receive a great deal of traffic

Typical Venues Requiring Sound Absorption

  • Concert Halls, Cinemas & Performing Arts Theatres
    where the quality of the sound is essential to the quality of the performance..

  • Multiplex Movie Theatres
    where the explosive sounds of an action packed film would disturb the experience of the spectators watching a romantic drama next door without adequate sound barriers.
  • Sports Arenas
    where the sounds of competing athletes and their screaming fans can reverberate so much to affect the enjoyment of the game!
  • Churches, Chapels and other Places of Worship
    where the quality of silence is essential to the experience.
  • Hospitals, Nursing Homes and other Healthcare Facilities
    where the suffering of some must not compromise the peaceful healing of others
  • Conference Rooms
    where the confidentiality of conversations need to be protected from eavesdroppers
  • Schools and Universities
    where the activities in one classroom must not interfere with those of its neighboring room,

How Sound Absorption Works

Sound absorption is defined, as “sound that strikes a material and is not reflected back”. All building materials have some acoustical properties in that they will all absorb, reflect or transmit sound striking them.

When a sound wave strikes an acoustical material the sound wave causes the fibers or particle makeup of the absorbing material to vibrate. The more fibrous a material is the better the absorption. The sound absorbing characteristics of acoustical materials vary significantly with frequency. In general low frequency sounds are very difficult to absorb because of their long wavelength.  For the vast majority of conventional acoustical materials, the material thickness has the greatest impact on the material's sound absorbing qualities. While the inherent composition of the acoustical material determines the material's acoustical performance, other factors can be brought to bear to improve or influence the acoustical performance.

Melfabco Acoustical Solutions:

  • Acoustical Fabrics
    Melfabco offers a wide range of acoustical fabrics in a vast array of colors. They can be used to line and decorate walls or for venues requiring more sound absorption they are used to cover and decorate acoustical panels.

  • Fabric Wrapped Acoustic Panels
    This is an aesthetically pleasing solution to reverberant noise problems. Also known as acoustical wall panels these panels are typically 1”- 2” thick with a square or contoured chemically hardened edge and wrapped with a fire retardant fabric. The panels are mechanically hung on walls or ceilings in patterns or groupings that add to the rooms’ overall architecture. Melfabco carries a large selection of Sound Seal Acoustical panels for different applications, and can guide you through the choice of fabric which best suits your sound absorption, decorating and practical needs.  

  • Acoustical Wall Carpeting
    Tiara Wall carpeting, which comes in a selection of colors has been designed for maximum sound absorption when used to cover walls

  • Tiara Wall Panels
    For maximum sound absorption we proprose Sound Seal panels covered with Tiara Wall carpeting.