Acoustic Insulation

Tecsound® is a Mass Loaded Polymeric acoustic barrier, that is superior to Mass loaded Vinyl acoustic products.

Texsa Tecsound® is a high-density, polymer-based, synthetic soundproofing membrane, which provides outstanding acoustic insulation against airborne, impact and rain noise in new construction and refurbishing work.

If you would like more information about our new range of soundproofing membranes, watch the Tecsound® video or give our office a call on 1800 051 100.

Product GuideApplications
Tecsound®
Synthetic soundproofing membrane
  • Lightweight metal
  • Wooden roofs and floors
Tecsound® SY
Self adhesive synthetic soundproofing membrane 
  • Gypsum board partitions and ceilings
  • Facades
  • Metal Panels
Tecsound® FT
Soundproofing material
  • Ceilings, floors and refubishing walls
Tecsound® 2FT
Soundproofing material
  • Cavity walls
Tecsound® FT 55 AL
Soundproofing material
  • Drainpipes, conducts, engines
Tecsound® S Band
Self adhesive soundproofing band
  • Damping of metallic structures
  • Sealing of joints and overlaps
Proctor Q- Silence  Soundproofing material 

 

  • Laid under-slab, Proctor Q-Silence reduces noise from impact and foot traffic for all types of floor surfaces including ceramic tiles, timber, parquetry and carpet
DCTech URSAcoustic
  • Glass mineral wool rolled panel, faced by one side by a reinforced glass veil.
Isolgomma Acoustics
  • Due to a special grinding process, Isolgomma is able to recycle rubber products like SBR (styrene-butadiene rubber)and EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) for manufacturing mats and panels of various thicknesses and densities

Tecsound

Details

Tecsound® is a high-density, polymer-based asphalt-free synthetic soundproofing membrane, which is visco-elastic and highly adaptable, and provides good acoustic insulation in the different construction elements without increasing thickness.

Applications

  • Airborne noise insulation in vertical surfaces with low surface mass (lightweight partitions or panels in various materials)
  • Airborne noise insulation in ceilings and roofs
  • Reduction of impact noise level in all types of frameworks, information of floating floors
  • Damping of impact noise produced by atmospheric agents in metals roofs
  • In combination with sound-absorbent materials, it results in products with high acoustic performance characteristics
  • Its applications in the industrial sector range from soundproofing booths to insulation of machine rooms, drainpipes, acoustic damping of metal sheets etc.,

Features

  • High acoustic insulation, combined with flexion-pliable elements (sheet plaster, carrier board)
  • Flexible
  • High elongation capacity
  • Easy to handle and adaptable to uneven surfaces
  • Hot and cold-resistant
  • Self-extinguishing
  • Excellent ageing-resistance
  • Rot-proof

Technical Data

Product Name:Tecsound®
Product Description:High density, polymer-based, synthetic soundproofing membrane, asphalt-free, with provides good acoustic insulation in the different construction elements.
Density:2.0 kg/cm³
Product code:Tecsound
Pliability:Does not break when bent at -20°C
Tensile Strength:30 N/cm²
Elongation:300%
Crushing strength:4.84 kg/cm²

Presentation and storage

Typekg/m²Thickness (mm)Presentation
Tecsound 353.51.758m x 1.22m roll
Tecsound 5052.56m x 1.22m roll
Tecsound 7073.55m x 1.22m roll
Tecsound 1001054m x 1.2m roll
Soundproof Booth Build – Portable DIY Isolation Booth
Acoustic Insulation. Tecsound: Synthetic soundproofing membrane1

Tecsound SY – Self-Adhesive Acoustic Membrane

Details

Tecsound® is a synthetic soundproofing membrane, which has a built-in self-adhesive layer enabling it to be applied straight onto most surfaces.

Dimensions designed specially for application on gypsum plasterboard.

Applications

  • Airborne noise insulation in vertical surfaces with low surface mass (lightweight partitions or panels in various materials)
  • Airborne noise insulation in ceilings
  • Reduction of impact noise level in all types of frames works, in formation of floating floors
  • Damping of impact noise produced by atmospheric agents in metal roofs
  • In combination with sound-absorbent materials, it results in products with high acoustic performance characteristics
  • Its application in the industrial sector range from soundproofing booths to insulation of machine rooms, drainpipes, acoustic damping of metal sheeting etc.,
  • Specially for plaster sheet measurements

Features

  • High acoustic insulation, combined with flexion-pliable elements
  • Flexible
  • High elongation capacity
  • Easy to handle and adaptable to uneven surfaces
  • Hot and cold resistant
  • Excellent adherence on all kinds of surfaces
  • Self-extinguishing
  • Rot-proof

 Technical Data

Product Name:Tecsound® SY
Product Description:Synthetic soundproofing membrane with built-in self-adhesive layer
Density:2.0 kg/cm³
Product code:Tecsound SY
Pliability:Does not break when bent at -20°C
Tensile Strength:30 N/cm²
Elongation:300%
Crushing strength:4.84 kg/cm²

Presentation and storage

Typekg/m²Thickness (mm)Presentation
Tecsound® SY 353.51.758.05m x 1.22m roll
Tecsound® SY 5052.56.05m x 1.22m roll
Tecsound® SY 7073.55.05m x 1.22m roll
Tecsound® SY 1001054.0m x 1.20m roll

Tecsound S Band

Details

Tecsound® S Band is a synthetic Tecsound® membrane soundproofing tape, with a built-in self-adhesive layer enabling it to be applied straight onto metals structures subject to vibrations.

Applications

  • Damping of vibrations of the metal structure in gypsum plasterboard partitions

Presentation and storage

Typekg/m²Thickness (mm)Presentation
Tecsound S50 Band52.56m x 0.05m roll

Tecsound FT

Details

Tecsound® FT is a soundproofing complex comprising a porous felt and the polymer-based Tecsound® synthetic membrane, asphalt-free, both formed so that they provide high acoustic insulation in the different construction elements; walls, ceilings, roofs, etc.

Tecsound® FT is ideal for soundproofing of horizontal (ceilings) and vertical enclosures, where high acoustic insulation against transmission of airborne noise is required. Its main applications include new construction and restoration works, industries, cinemas, theatres, sports complexes, night clubs, bars, restaurants, hotels and shopping centres.

Applications

  • Airborne noise insulation in vertical surfaces
  • Airborne noise insulation in ceilings
  • Reduction of impact noise level in all types of frameworks and crossbeams

Features

  • High acoustic insulation, combined with flexion-pliable elements (sheet plaster, carrier board)
  • Easy handling and application
  • Joins easy to execute
  • Excellent ageing-resistance
  • Rot-proof
  • Self-extinguishing
  • Hot and cold-resistant

 Technical Data

Product Name:Tecsound® FT
Product Description:Porous felt and polymer-based Tecsound® synthetic membrane, asphalt-free, both formed so that they provide high acoustic insulation
Product code:Tecsound® FT
Tensile strength:>30 N/cm²
Thermal conductivity coefficient:0.037 W/m ºC (felt)

Presentation and storage

Typekg/m²Thickness (mm)Presentation
Tecsound® FT 404.1126.0m x 1.20m roll
Tecsound® FT 555.612.55.50m x 1.20m roll
Tecsound® FT 757.6145.50m x 1.20m roll

Tecsound 2FT

Details

Tecsound® 2FT is a soundproofing complex comprising two porous felts with the polymer-based Tecsound® synthetic membrane, asphalt-free, sandwiched in between, so that they provide high acoustic insulation in the different construction elements; walls, ceilings, roofs etc.

Tecsound® 2FT is ideal for soundproofing of horizontal (ceilings) and vertical enclosures, where high acoustic insulation against transmission of airborne noise is required.

Applications

  • Airborne noise insulation in vertical surfaces
  • Airborne noise insulation in ceilings
  • Reduction of impact noise level in all types of frameworks and crossbeams

Features

  • High acoustic insulation, combined with flexion-pliable elements (sheet plaster, carrier board)
  • Easy handling and application
  • Joins easy to execute
  • Excellent ageing-resistance
  • Rot-proof
  • Self-extinguishing
  • Hot and cold-resistant

 Technical Data

Product Name:Tecsound® 2FT
Product Description:Two porous felts with the polymer-based Tecsound® synthetic membrane, asphalt-free, sandwiched in between
Product code:Tecsound® 2FT
Tensile Strength:>30 N/cm²
Thermal conductivity coefficient:0.037 W/m ºC (felt)

Presentation and storage

Typekg/m²Thickness (mm)Presentation
Tecsound® 2FT 808.2245.50m x 1.20m roll

Tecsound FT 55 AL

Details

Tecsound® FT 55 AL is a soundproofing complex comprising a porous felt and the Tecsound® synthetic membrane, coated on the outside with a reinforced aluminium foil. Tecsound® FT 55 AL increased the acoustic insulation of the pipe it is applied to, its effect based on an absorbent element and a highly elastic, high-density insulating membrane.

Applications

  • Acoustic insulation of drainpipes
  • Acoustic insulation of air conditioning vents
  • Acoustic insulation of industrial pipes

Features

  • Increased acoustic insulation of the pipe it is applied to, its effect based on an absorbent element and a highly elastic, high-density insulating membrane
  • Easy handling and application
  • High flexibility
  • Excellent ageing-resistance
  • Rot-proof
  • Hot and cold-resistant

 Technical Data

Product Name:Tecsound® FT 55 AL
Product Description:Porous felt and the Tecsound® synthetic membrane, coated on the outside with a film of reinforced aluminium
Density:2.0 kg/cm³
Product code:Tecsound® FT 55 AL
Pliability:Does not break when bent at -10°C
Tensile Strength:>30 N/cm²
Elongation:300%
Crushing strength:0.037 W/m ºC (felt)

Presentation and storage

Typekg/m²Thickness (mm)Presentation
Tecsound® FT 55 AL5.512.55.50m x 1.20m roll

How to build a sound studio at home with Tecsound

What is Tecsound?

Tecsound® is a high-density, polymer-based asphalt-free synthetic soundproofing membrane, which is visco-elastic and highly adaptable, and provides good acoustic insulation in the different construction elements without increasing thickness.

Tecsound Soundproofing Applications

  • Soundproofing against airborne noise in vertical walls with low surface density.
  • Soundproofing against airborne noise in ceilings and lightweight roofs.
  • Reduction of impact noise level in all types of floors, sandwiched between floor slabs and loose-laid flooring.
  • Damping of impact noise caused by atmospheric agents on metal decks.
  • Combined with sound-absorbent materials, it offers products with high acoustic performance.
  • TECSOUND applications in the industrial field cover from the soundproofing of booths to the acoustic insulation of machine-rooms, gutter pipes, sound damping of metal sheets, etc.

If you don’t plan a soundproof system properly you run the real risk of spending a whole bunch of money on a room that will not work as a soundproof recording studio.

One of the benefits of TECSOUND is that it is applied in an even layout rather than applied in a random fashion.

The first layer of plasterboard installed with TECSOUND covered. Builders installing the second layer of plasterboard on top of TECSOUND.
Soundproofing a room requires many processes and materials that must be installed with absolute precision. An important soundproofing process is adding mass, especially in a timber structure.

Two layers of plasterboard covers a good proportion of the mass aspect but a material needs to be sandwiched between the two layers of plasterboard for optimum soundproofing performance. TECSOUND is a mass loaded sticky back vinyl sound barrier that adds a lot more mass to the plasterboard construction and let me tell you, this stuff is incredibly heavy.

One roll of TECSOUND 5 meters long is almost too heavy to lift! We’ve installed just over 750KG of TECSOUND on the walls, ceilings and next week it will be on the floor as well.

The Results So Far
The floor soundproofing will be the last process of the build. We will be installing one layer of TECSOUND directly on top of the floorboards with one layer of DCT ETHAFOAM on top of that followed by decorative wood flooring. We didn’t opt for ripping up the original floor and replacing it with a floating floor, instead, we chose to “float” (decouple) the final decorative wood floor on TECSOUND and DCT ETHAFOAM, a smart compromise/workaround we feel.

The soundproofing results so far with a custom door fitted and the floor unfinished are already amazing. General garden airborne noises such as neighbours lawn mowers, aeroplanes flying overhead, children playing, dogs barking, distant traffic are 99% gone. Inside a slight rumble of sound can be heard from external sounds directly next to the structure but I am confident that the floor construction will seal the studio and complete the soundproofing beyond expectations.

Isolgomma Acoustic

DCTech has been offering solutions for acoustic and thermal-acoustic insulation geared towards improving the quality of life. Constantly evolving product ranges and strong emphasis on comfort and environmental awareness have led DCTech to expand its range into the railway and industrial sectors, with solutions dedicated to vibration damping.

Nowadays, Isolgomma has an established reputation in the Italian and international markets for the development of eco-sustainable solutions. The use of advanced technologies and growing industrialization of its production processes enable Isolgomma to manufacture products made of recycled rubber granules and fiber boasting unique technical and acoustic features, that are protected by international patents. Thanks to a special grinding process, Isolgomma is able to recycle rubber products like SBR (styrene-butadiene rubber) and EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) for manufacturing mats and panels of various thicknesses and densities. Several different product lines – such as hot and cold presses, coupling lines and cutting lines – allow for obtaining eco-compatible items having a low environmental impact.

The production of items with excellent acoustic and thermal-acoustic properties allows for satisfying the needs of a demanding, complex market that continues to evolve.

DCTech and Isolgomma intends to continue investing in the development of innovative products for solutions offering high acoustic comfort in all application sectors, while fostering its commitment to safeguarding the environment.

Isolgomma Acoustic

Proctor Q-Silence

Introducing Proctor Q-Silence – a high-performance, mass-spring vibration isolation mat which absorbs impact and airborne noise in both commercial and residential applications.

Laid under-slab, Proctor Q-Silence reduces noise from impact and foot traffic for all types of floor surfaces including ceramic tiles, timber, parquetry and carpet.

Proctor Q-Silence delivers a cost-effective, sound attenuating solution for quieter floors for both new and refurbished projects.

 Technical Data

PropertiesTest MethodResult
Raw material:Polypropylene(PP)
Mono-filament weight:EN 1849-2425 g/m2
Product total weight:EN 1849-2520 g/m2
Thickness:EN 1849-27.55mm
Adhesive Tape:Butyl
Resistance to water penetration:EN 13859-1Class W1
Vapour permeability:DIN 52615940 g/m2 24h
Comprehensibility:UNI EN 123410.7 mm
Apparent dynamic stiffness:EN 2905228 MN/m3
Impact sound deadening:UNI EN 12354-227 dB
Overlap:EN 1848-210 cm
Roll width (including overlap):EN 1848-21.5 m
Roll length:EN 1848-235 m
Roll coverage:49m2
Rolls per pallet:4

DCT Ethafoam – Acoustic Floor Underlay

DCT ETHAFOAM ™ polyethylene foam is a strong, resilient, closed-cell foam with a medium density.

It is ideally suited as a component material in products requiring a shock absorbing, vibration dampening, insulating and/or buoyancy component.

DCT ETHAFOAM has outstanding dimensional stability and recovery characteristics that provide optimal cushioning protection against repeated impacts. To achieve optimum performance, DCTech recommends that qualified packaging engineers design the total packaging solution.

  • Instructions for installation
  • DCT Ethafoam can be installed with single or double layer
  • Overlap: ca. 10cm – 15cm
  • In case of single layer installation it is recommended to tape the joint (not with cheap packaging tape, does not adhere)
  • In case of double layer installation, the joints need to be parallel but sufficiently offset.
  • Bend up the foam sheet at the wall.
  • Edge strips are not needed and not recommended!
  • Penetrating pipes are to be covered properly with Ethafoam and need to be thoroughly taped to avoid any screed mass penetration.
  • In case of liquid (self-leveling) screeds an additional PE foil needs to cover the foam. In case of cement screed systems an additional foil could be used. Installations without a foil will require thorough taping to avoid sound bridges. Installation at the test institute was without an additional foil.
  • In General, avoid any type of sound bridges.

Avoiding Stress Concentrators

Pipes or cables need to be leveled before installing impact sound insulation
Uneven screed thicknesses on top of insulation can cause stress concentrations and cracking.
The minimum required screed thickness must be maintained at each point above impact sound insulation.

 

Avoiding Sound Bridges-Flanking

DCT Ethafoam Property Overview

DCTech URSAcoustic

Details

We all want to feel cosily warm in winter and pleasantly cool in summer.  DCTech URSACOUSTIC MINERAL WOOL helps make this possible.

DCTech URSACOUSTIC MINERAL WOOL is a high-quality and cost-effective mineral wool with outstanding thermal and acoustic insulation properties.

DCTech URSACOUSTIC  MINERAL WOOL is also extraordinarily fire resistant, making it ideal for safe thermal and sound insulation of pitch roofs, partitions, external walls and ceiling.

DCTech URSACOUSTIC MINERAL WOOL ranks among the top insulation materials in terms of their respect and protection of the environment. The energy savings generated by DCTech URSACOUSTIC MINERAL WOOL products in their end application far outweigh the energy required for their production, transport and installation; therefore DCTech URSACOUSTIC MINERAL WOOL presents a most positive energy and environmental balance.

Suggested applications

Acoustic insulation for partitions or party walls made of gypsum boards or masonry.

Other possible applications

Thermal insulation of ceilings and walls

 Technical Data

Product Name:DCTech URSAcoustic
Product Description:Glass mineral wool rolled panel, faced by one side by a reinforced glass veil.
Product code:DCTech URSAcoustic
Thermal conductivity (λ 90/90) :0.040 W/mk

Presentation and storage

Thickness (mm)Width (mm )Length (mm )Thermal resistance
301.20018.0000.75
451.20016.2001.10
4560016.2001.10
4540016.2001.10
601.20012.0001.50
7060010.0001.75
856009.0002.10