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acoustic batts that don't shed

Postby rob » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:26 pm

No, I don't need acoustic batts for my shed ... well maybe I do. But I do want to find some readily available batts that I can lay on the topside of some timber panels or clouds that are going to be hung in the 'bro's new restaurant ceiling space. I don't have any control over the side facing down ... sigh .... but I figure soaking up stuff that might bounce around in the quite high concrete super ceiling space would be worthwhile. But I don't want fibreglass raining down into diner's meals and I don't really want to encase them.
I need the solution in Cairns ...
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Re: acoustic batts that don't shed

Postby Sammas » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:44 pm

Polymax HD. It is cross-woven polyester like tontine acoustisorb apparently used to be. I spent a few nights sleeping on a 100mm one when I moved house(!). Not a fiber to spare. And it was pretty damn comfortable too!

I would be surprised if it couldn't be sourced from somewhere in Cairns.
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Re: acoustic batts that don't shed

Postby SteveL » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:10 pm

I'm using Fletchers FI48 panels at the moment (48kg/m3 density). Although it is a fibreglass panel, it is bonded with a resin and there is absolutely no shed whatsoever. I have used tontine and rock wool as well, and I must say the Fletchers is the easiest to cut/fit and probably the cheapest too. I believe it is a 703 equivalent. Nice to work with and definitely changed my view on working with fibreglass panels. They're going into all my ceiling clouds.
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Re: acoustic batts that don't shed

Postby Ben M » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:11 am

Hey Rob,

Try Autex.

They also cover in a range of colours so you can custom to your install.

A mate of mine put it in his restaurant and it did wonders to quash reverberant noise.

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