06. September 2017 | Hometech

Nonwovens set the (acoustics-)tone

Internationales Fachpublikum mit innovativen Produktlösungen in Vlies
To visitors in search of innovative materials the variety of products and the range of applications and possibilities for customization were a source of inspiration. Customers and new contacts approached the booth with specific problems, finding nonwoven solutions through lively talks with the Sandler team.
Source: Sandler
A quiet working environment even with an open room layout? Yes, made possible by acoustically efficient Sandler nonwovens. At this year’s Techtextil exhibition Frankfurt/Main, these materials took centre stage. On occasion of its 15th participation in this most important trade fair for technical textiles the family-run company welcomed an international audience to the home of innovative nonwoven solutions. Sandler‘s 90-sqm „home garden“ showcased latest developments for room acoustics, transportation and filtration.

Acoustic partitions made of self-supporting nonwovens provided spatial as well as acoustic separation for a conference corner at the booth, and—among the products on display—they were also the main magnet for visitors. Available in different thicknesses, densities and degrees of solidification these textile sound absorbers help render every room quiet and comfortable. Even amongst the everyday hustle and bustle of open plan offices or, in this case, exhibition halls they reliably dampen sound, creating optimal conversational acoustics. Various opportunities of surface finishing also make these all-rounders visual highlights: Printed with various motifs, laminated with coloured fabrics, flocked to create a roughcast look, or enhanced with a coating made of natural materials such as hay or cornflowers. The possibilities are manifold and drew the visitors’ attention.

Only a few steps took the guests from room acoustics to building acoustics: A playhouse demonstrated the wide range of applications for Sandler nonwovens in our homes—from impact sound insulation to insulation between the rafters, from insulation for hot water tanks to pipe insulation in solar systems, and from sofa upholstery to filters in air-conditioning systems. A regular child’s play for the textiles to show the wealth of possibilities. In addition, the recyclability of the materials showcased and therefore their contribution to sustainable product solutions again was another point of interest for the professional audience.

With regard to synthetic filter media, materials for enhancing indoor air quality in heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning were in high demand. The latest product line enAIRsave combines excellent filtration performance with good energy efficiency, attaining a favourable rating according to the requirements of new testing standards. Sandler nonwovens for the transportation industry create a pleasant atmosphere en route—textile absorbers, that insulate engine and driving noise as well as heat. The new product lines sawasorb advanced und sawasorb premium were the main topics.

edited by Petra Gottwald

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