FOAMSORBA™ are extremely lightweight foam sound absorbing panels. They are designed to be glued onto existing or new ceilings and high level wall surfaces.
They have virtually no weight and are simple to fix. They are fibre and CFC free as well as having excellent fire ratings.
Foamsorba panels are used with great success in applications such as television studios, offices, community and multi-purpose halls, cinemas, classrooms, hallways, music rooms and shooting ranges etc. for sound absorption.
FOAMSORBA acoustic panels are simply adhered to ceilings and upper walls using Gluesorba Contact spray can adhesive. It is important to check the construction detail of the backing surface structure (ceiling or wall) to which the acoustic panels are to be glued.
The FOAMSORBA panels have a thermal conductivity of 0.034 W/mK at 10°C and therefore have good thermal insulation properties as well as excellent sound absorption. It is therefore important to ensure that there is no possibility of condensation or cold bridging occurring if the acoustic panels are applied to the surface of the structure.
Should there be any potential for condensation or cold bridging, then it is very important that this problem is eliminated by suitable treatment, such as a vapour barrier etc, before the FOAMSORBA acoustic panels are installed.
Failure to take suitable precautions may lead to staining of the acoustic panels due to air and moisture movement. This can potentially occur, for example, where there is no heated upper floor above the ceiling to which the acoustic panels are to be fitted. Soundsorba Ltd will not be liable if these precautions are not taken and staining occurs.
Gluesorba contact adhesive is a quick spray-on application which comes ready to use in 500ml spray cans. The panels and adhesive must be kept and stored inside at room temperature at all times and acclimatised in the area where they are to be used for 24 hours before installation.
The panels are adhered to the backing surface either with a butt joint effect or by using shadow gaps. To avoid soiling the panels, white cotton gloves should be worn when handling them.
The backing surface must be clean, flat, level, dry, solid and free from dust, oil, grease and other similar residue which may affect the adhesion. We recommend that the contact adhesive is applied at room temperature of approximately 21°C and in well ventilated conditions. The contact adhesive has to be applied to both the panel and the ceiling surface in a web type pattern. The spray adhesive should be held 150mm to 300mm away from the surface and at a constant 90 degree angle. To avoid overspray onto the edges of the panel or other surfaces, it may be necessary to mask any vulnerable areas.
The panel and ceiling surfaces should be fully coated and then allowed to dry for 3-5 minutes before bonding the surfaces together. The panels should be placed accurately into position as the adhesive Creates an immediate bond upon contact. Once the panel is in place it should be pressed firmly to ensure overall contact. We recommend a test adhesion is carried out to full satisfaction, before proceeding with the full installation. Coverage should be 100%. Each 500ml spray can covers approximately three panels on both surfaces, depending on workman and backing surface.
Please refer to and work from the installation details given in the product brochure.