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Eckel Continues to Lead Acoustical Development and Design

Since its foundation in 1952, Eckel Noise Control Technologies have been leaders in the development for noise control and acoustical test chambers. We provide state of the art systems and applications, and play an integral role in acoustical design and development. From product testing to laboratory research, Eckel continues to advance noise control technologies that shape our lives and the environment.

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Stressing Styles and Materials

Soundproofing manufacturers create products that are greatly appreciated across industrial, commercial and even residential contexts, which means that a single soundproofing manufacturer should find a way to distinguish themselves from the competition. A good marketing ploy would be to focus on the strengths of various styles of soundproofing products as well as the various materials that can be utilized to make them. This strategy could be applied to a wide variety of products and materials or a company could target their products toward specific audiences, such as hospitals, industrial manufacturing facilities, recording studios or recreational centers.

The Suspended Acoustical Ceilings

As pleasant as an echo may be in the right context, such as when one is yodeling on the edge of a canyon on a summer evening, there are times when it seriously disrupts the work being done in an environment. For example, concert halls, theaters and church sanctuaries are all examples of spaces that do not welcome the noise pollution of echoes and reverberations. Acoustical ceilings are able to damper this noise pollution, by way of suspended ceiling grids made of soundproofing materials. They may also be designed to look very attractive, which is particularly important in large spaces where elegance and class are desired.

Why Use Soundproofing Materials

To accomplish noise reduction, material steps must be taken. Because there are a variety of ways to achieve soundproofing it stands to reason that there are also a variety of materials on the market to get that job done. These materials also come in many forms, depending on the specific application required by the industry. When noise intrudes on certain sensitive processes, such as editing video or music data or conducting tests on EMI shielding products, special rooms or cabinets must be set-up so that there is no disturbance to ruin the process. This is a worthwhile investment because noise pollution can cost a company or individual precious time and money. Soundproofing materials are what allow everything else to take place when it comes to the soundproofing process.

When Soundproofing Materials are Necessary

It isn’t a secret that noise from industrial machinery can be a pain, not only to residents living near plants and warehouses, but more importantly (and quite literally) to the employees that work in very close proximity that machinery day in and day out. According to a recent study, around 30 million U.S. workers are exposed to hazardous noise on the job site. In fact, one of the most common occupational health concerns in the nation is noise-induced hearing loss, which affects thousands of workers every year. Unfortunately, this type of hearing loss (caused by long term exposure to loud noise) is often permanent and can not be remedied with hearing aids or even surgery. In addition to hearing loss, high noise levels also induce psychological stress and decrease productivity as concentration and communication are hindered. Accidents in the workplace and injuries can also occur if warning signals are difficult to hear. For all of these reasons, industrial companies have the important responsibility of sound proofing their facilities.