Acoustica’s QuietWave® noise – use of the minimum amount of materials required for function.
Acoustica has developed a revolutionary membrane system for acoustic insulation for use in plasterboard wall systems.
In developing the QuietWave® acoustic membrane, Acoustica has adhered to the foregoing environmental, design strategies. The result is the development of a sustainable product – QuietWave® plasterboard composite for higher levels of environmental performance from design through to a quite living environment.
The use of QuietWave® has enabled the construction of a dry wall system with the highest acoustic rating with the smallest possible footprint and lightest weight.
A 1.2mm thick, the QuietWave® membrane sandwiched between two layers of plasterboard on each wall face replaces 30kg/m2 of plasterboard and achieves more Sound Transmission Loss (STL) than any other dry wall system with a saving of 30-50% in thickness.
The QuietWave® wall system achieves the highest possible acoustic rating of Rw+Ctr = 55 with the smallest possible footprint for a dry wall system.
Eliminate bulky Fibreglass cavity insulation for more greenhouse savings – 1kg of CO2 for every m2 of wall and exceed the NCC performance for attached dwellings with a Rw+Ctr = 52 rating.
Less embodied Energy
QuietWave® has very low embodied energy with savings of 37 kWh/m2 (37kg of CO2/m2) of wall.
Less use of Water
Water savings of >18 Litres of water/m2 of wall built. Global savings of 10,100,000,000 litres per year.
Less Transport Energy
Save up to 30% on transport costs with weight and volume saving of composite QuietWave® plasterboard for superior acoustic performance to alternative dry wall systems.
Less land fill
Savings of 4kg/m2 of wall built (12% of landfill is plasterboard)
More embodied energy savings in building structures
Less building weight
Less embodied energy in building materials used (concrete and reinforcing steel)
Sustainable Product Development – QuietWave® Plasterboard composite for higher levels of environmental performance from design through manufacture to the quite living environment.
The economics – not just the savings in construction cost but with the extra bonus of usable and sellable floor space, savings can add up to thousands of dollars per apartment. QuietWave® wall system provides a saving of 50% in the width of the wall against a comparable acoustic rated wall system. Gain 1m of floor-space for every 6.6 m length of wall to reduce the overall footprint of the apartment block. QuietWave® an acoustic wall system that delivers more Sound Transmission Loss (STL) than any other dry wall construction method.