Autex Etch™ Decorative Acoustic Wall Fabric
Etch™ is a decorative wall finish that is used to absorb acoustic vibrations. There are 30 colours and 15 patterns to choose from to create your own custom design. Etch™ is suitable for most surfaces and is perfect in commercial settings such as offices, theatres, libraries, retail and hospitality sectors. There are several baking options available in various widths, alternatively, you can combine Etch™ with some of Autex’s other indoor acoustic solutions for a high-performance sound-absorbing solution.
Acoustic panels act as a sound absorber and are effective in managing acoustics in libraries, offices, classrooms and other confined spaces. Panels are placed strategically around the room to achieve the desired level of noise reduction. The number of panels used, their thickness and their location within the space depends on how much sound is to be absorbed. This will vary, depending on the intended use of the space. Etch™ custom orders can be arranged by calling Pricewise on 1300 729 639 or sending us an email.
Benefits of Autex Etch Interior Acoustic Insulation
- Highly customisable, perfect for any branding and visual requirements.
- Made from 100% polyester fibre without chemical binders. Certified low VOC.
- Made using a minimum of 80% post-consumer recycled materials.
- Safe and non-toxic. Does not contain Red List Chemicals*
Autex Etch Specifications
- Etch Roll, 1.3m, 6m minimum purchase, roll length up to 50m
Customising the Amount of Sound Absorption
Libraries, for example, should be as quiet as possible, so a larger proportion of surfaces is lined with acoustic panels. Total sound absorption in restaurants, on the other hand, is not at all desirable. Customers do want to be able to hold a decent conversation at their table without straining to hear what their friends and family are saying over a whole lot of other noise. However, some background noise is desirable to facilitate a live atmosphere; this is the “buzz” that is often associated with a popular café or restaurant. This also gives customers the freedom to talk without being overheard by other diners or waiting staff. With Autex products, you can customise your space to create the perfect balance of acoustic insulation to suit your atmosphere while matching your interior aesthetic.
Sound Waves and Reverberation
Sound waves travel through the air in a straight line. When they hit different materials, some of them are reflected, some are absorbed and some is transmitted through the material. What happens to the sound waves depends on the properties of the material. As a general rule, soft and dense materials tend to absorb sound, thin materials transmit sound and hard surfaces reflect sound. If then, you are in a room which is lined with hard surfaces, a noise that is produced will literally “bounce” around the room until it eventually dissipates. Having several sources of sound in this room, for example, several conversations going at once combined with a few chairs scraping the floor creates what can be described as nothing less than acoustic chaos. With Auxtex acoustic insulation you can design your space to control the sound with the wide variety of customisable products that help control and direct the sound waves.
Stylish Acoustic Design Solution with Etch™ Wall Fabric
The materials used to line walls and ceilings have a big impact on the acoustics of the room as does the absence or presence of carpet on the floor. Etch is an exciting new addition to Autex’s range of acoustic panels. Created using laser technology, Etch™ is a wall fabric combining design, colour, and texture. It is available in 30 different colours and 15 standard patterns or can be ‘Etched’ to any custom design. This means that you no longer have to choose between aesthetics and acoustics, as it is now possible to create a functional space with modern interior design.
A Decorative, Functional and Durable Interior Finish
Etch™ is suitable for commercial offices, theatres, libraries, retail, hospitality, and education spaces. The fabric can be installed directly onto existing surfaces or can be used in combination with Autex acoustic panels to provide a range of noise management alternatives. Etch™ comes in a range of thicknesses. The thicker the fabric, the higher it’s sound absorption properties. The range of colours you can choose from means you can mix and match, bringing a unique flair to your space.
*Red List chemicals are harmful to living creatures, and the environment. A copy of the Red Chemicals can be found on www.livingfuture.org