QuietPrint

Uncompromising imaging

As designers, we work on behalf of designers to eliminate any compromise between acoustics and aesthetics. Our QuietPrint technology applies high-resolution images to our smooth, sound-absorbing felt surface without compromising its acoustic properties.

This tool gives designers a limitless capacity to create design features on a medium that installs more easily and often costs less than the materials we can imitate.

QuietPrint Acoustic Wall Panels Masonry Concrete Splintered, WoodBeQuiet Ceiling Baffles
QuietPrint Acoustic Wall Panels Chevron Timber Whitewashed QP09
QuietPrint Acoustic Wall Panels Plywood QP31

Designers can work from our own image library or provide their own high-resolution images to imitate hard materials, create murals, introduce patterns, set custom palettes, or choose from our collection of contemporary artworks from our Acoustic Art range.

Many high-resolution printing techniques lay a hard-setting paint or ink over the top of the base surface, which fills in the air gaps in a porous surface, causing it to reflect rather than absorb sound. Other printing technologies “run” in the material, like a drop of ink on a blotting sheet, resulting in poor resolution printing as the fine edges of an image blurs.

QuietPrint is applied to our FilaSorb felt material with high precision, ensuring that air gaps in the porous material remain open to absorb noise.

For information on image requirements for custom printing projects, download the Custom Print Specifications sheet.

FilaSorb

Smooth, absorbtive, expressive

FilaSorb felt is designed right from the fibers we select for superior sound absorption, sustainability, human safety, depth of color, and smooth surface printing.

Beginning with careful sourcing, through skillful manufacturing, FilaSorb is quality controlled at every step. By combining fibers of different color tones and thicknesses, we maintain a high level of control over the color finish, achieving color depth and strong saturation.

Fine fibers of different denier are blended to create material in a range of thicknesses. This construction ensures a highly active surface area for sound absorption, and a greater area for dispersion of sound.

The fine fibers of different denier create material in a range of thicknesses to achieve a highly active surface area for sound absorption, enhanced resistivity, and a greater area for dispersion of noise.

The smooth surface of this technical felt allows our panels to be printed with high precision, without impacting acoustic performance.

We produce FilaSorb™ products in a wide range of thicknesses and presentations to cater to different acoustic, aesthetic and budgetary requirements.

Consumer waste is a resource in our manufacturing. We use a minimum of 60% recycled PET material in FilaSorb – every square meter contains the regenerated fibers from approximately 135 20oz recycled PET bottles. To close the loop on the circular economy, products made from FilaSorb can be recycled again at the end of their useful life.

QuietBack

The quieter carpet tile

The highest performing commercially graded acoustic carpet tiles among our flooring products feature QuietBack, a construction method that optimizes acoustic performance.

The face pile layer is attached directly to the felt backing, allowing the pile and backing to work together to gather in and trap sound waves.

Traditional methods of acoustic carpet construction focus on increasing pile mass to increase sound absorption. However, this method has the effect of compromising commercial wear ratings to achieve the absorptive benefits.

In QuietBack construction, the face pile layer is attached directly to the felt backing, allowing the pile and backing to work together to trap and absorb sound.

This construction also eliminates commonly used, armful, and sound-reflecting  PVC, bitumen, and fiberglass substrates, allowing the product to offer environmental, performance, and comfort benefits alongside superior sound management.