echosorption sound insulation panel installed in classroom

Sound Insulating Panels for ceilings and walls


ECHOSORPTION SOUNDPROOFING acoustic tiles are extremely lightweight sound proofing panels that provide a very high sound absorption performance. Echosorption acoustic tiles are particularly effective at reducing reverberated noise in schools, public buildings and conference rooms as well as stairways and other common areas within flats to comply with the latest Building Regulation requirements.

At only 30mm thick, these Class 0 non-flammable sound insulating tiles are ideal for fitting to ceilings with minimum loss of height. Their ease of application and durability make them a popular choice for schools, offices, sports halls, music studios. lecture theatres, multi-purpose halls, interview rooms, shooting ranges and wide range of alternative areas where reverberated sound loss is required.


Legislation has now been introduced to control noise and reverberated sound in schools and other public buildings as described in Building Bulletin 93 (BB93) as Part E of the Building Regulations.

The Approved Document E also contains guidance on the installation of sound absorbing insulation to common areas of buildings such as found in flats. The easiest way to comply with these new requirements is to fit a Class C performance sound absorber on the ceilings of these areas. The requirement is to fit a Class C sound absorber to cover an area of not less than 50% of the ceiling area in the common area of all floors including stairways.

example of typical soundproofing ceiling fitting


ECHOSORPTION acoustic tiles are a high quality sound absorber designed for ceilings and wall surfaces. The panels are made up with a non woven structured surface bonded to a sound absorbing non-flammable melamine foam laminated to an aluminium foil backing. If jointing is required, a 'T' joint trim is made from white PVC and can be used to finish off joints where necessary.

The high sound absorbing efficiency of Echosorption is due to the membrane oscillation effect of the product. It is resistant to mild damage and is relatively easy to clean. Our special contact adhesive is effective for bonding the product to practically any surface.

Sound Absorption

Frequency (Hz)	250	500	1000	2000	4000
50mm		0.49	0.90	1.05	1.05	1.04

Key Soundproofing Benefits

General Physical Data

Dimensions			nom. 1230 x 615 x 30mm
Colour				White
Weight				nom. 0.5kg/m2
Thermal Conductivity		at 10oC is 0.034 W/(mK)
Flammability			BS476 - Class 1
				BS476 - Class 0

Application Details

CUTTING - The panels are easily cut to size with a sharp utility knife. Light fittings and other services are simply cut around. This avoids the necessity of unnecessary removal and refitting. Clean cotton gloves should be worn when handling the tiles to avoid soiling.

Echosorption is simply stuck onto walls and ceilings with our appropriate adhesive. We recommend that adhesive is stored and applied at normal room temperatures when at all possible. Before application of the panels, ensure there are no holes or splits in the aluminium foil backing. If any are found, seal them before applying any adhesive.

Attention must be drawn to ensure there is no cold bridging on the substrate and that it is a 'warm' surface. Any cold bridging that can encourage damp may affect the cohesian of the product.

Due to climatic conditions, dimensional tolerance may vary by +/- 4mm. To minimise this, store the panels for 48 hours in the area they are to be used at normal room temperature before installation.

RECYCLING - The melamine foam resin can be recycled and is used once again in industrial soundproofing in acoustic panels. It requires no special waste disposal treatment and is free of synthetic and natural mineral fibre, halogens and CFC's.