Acoustiblok Corporation announces a new product: Landscape Green Acoustifence (Pat. Pend). One of Acoustiblok’s most popular products, Acoustifence is designed as an advanced sound barrier that can easily be attached to most types of fencing. The new green shade easily blends into the environment making it ideal for landscaping projects, residential home use and outdoor applications where blending into the natural foliage is a concern.
This new product still has the same sound deadening properties as the original Black Industrial Acoustifence and is composed of a unique proprietary formula of heavy mineral filled viscoelastic polymer material that is thin 1/8 inch thick, and made and sourced in the USA. It comes in 6 X 30 foot-sheets and is one of the most effective first steps in reducing noise for many applications including industrial, commercial, and residential. Acoustifence has been tested in independent certified acoustical labs and the measurements (STC 28, representing an 85% reduction to the human ear) are very accurate, however, results will vary depending on fence height, reflections off surrounding environment, distances, elevations, and noise frequencies.
Unlike a concrete block wall, Acoustifence actually flexes with certain frequencies, especially very low frequencies i.e. railroad/truck road noise and AC/heat pumps. In the process of sound waves physically moving it, the product transforms sound wave energy into inaudible internal friction energy. As the Acoustifence is only 1/8 of an inch thick, it is easy to position it closer to the noise source. The closer a barrier is to the noise source the more restricting it becomes to the initial sound waves. It is also economical making it a cost effective choice as the first line of defense against noise pollution. Another beneficial quality of the product is that it is quick and easy to install. Two people can easily complete the installation in a matter of hours when attaching it to an existing chain link fence.
Considered green and environmentally friendly, the barium-free Acoustifence is 100% recyclable, does not contain lead, fiberglass or asbestos, and is UV-resistant, impervious to water and mold. Dirt, grime, and graffiti, can also easily be removed compared to other surfaces. Used extensively by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Acoustifence has proven success in many demanding applications and is an effective defense against outdoor noise pollution.