The Problem

14,000 square metres of hard surfaces and heavy industrial equipment is a combination that lends itself to high levels of disruptive noise.

With concerns about industrial deafness and employee productivity, Europe’s largest packaging manufacturer, Faerchplast, contacted Resonics to provide a comprehensive solution to restore acoustic clarity to this large workspace.

The Solution

Our acoustic assessment deemed that the space needed at least 2,000 square metres of absorptive material in order to reduce the reverberation time and decibel levels in the plant to an acceptable level.  This involved installating over 2,030 sound baffles.

The best surface for absorption was the ceiling, as adjacent surfaces were already covered. The added benefit here is we were able to design a solution that would create a pattern using panels on the ceiling – to add depth and textural element to the otherwise plain ceiling.

The Result

We completed the installation without disrupting the operational services of the busy plant. This meant using access equipment to make sure no plant operations were impeded.

The result was an acoustically comfortable space and a visually pleasing ceiling which breaks up the steel, industrial look of the plant.

Room Type: Industrial

Products: Ecophon Solo Baffles

Location: Durham, County Durham

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