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‘Is that real wood?’ A question the Soundtect team heard frequently at the Surface Design Show this year, having installed a feature wall made up of its new acoustic wall panels from the Freestyle Timba range. The display featured a floor-to-ceiling section of wood-effect Pine acoustic beams in a vertical pattern, centred between two columns of large format acoustic panels in Oak and Walnut.
The wood grain pattern is printed on all sides of the Timba acoustic panels, including the ends and edges. This wrap around technique enhances the look and quality of the range, providing a highly deceptive finish, which is available in a choice of six main wood-effect colours: Ebony, White Oak, Pine, Oak, Walnut and Chestnut. For bespoke projects not suited to the standard colour range, any colour or wood-effect can be specified for the Timba range.
Using up to 70% recycled material of post-consumer content – a minimum of 50% – each sound-absorbing panel is actually a third-generation product that began life as a plastic bottle and is certified 100% recyclable. The plastic bottle is turned into an exhibition carpet, before being manufactured into the architecturally inspired acoustic panels.
The Soundtect acoustic technology achieves a finely tuned reverberation and sound control rating of NRC 0.35 at 10mm thickness and NRC 0.65 at 20mm, from the recycled composition.
The contemporary design is suited to a wide range of commercial applications that wish to improve a room’s acoustics and absorb any unwanted sound reverberation. On a flat wall installation the Timba range has an absorption Class C rating, but when used as a ceiling baffle, the absorption rating increases to a Class A.
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