Sound is the basis of all human communication. We can hear voices, music and ambient vibrations that tell us about our surroundings. Creating sound is quite natural to us.
However, the attempt to control sound is in demand as ambient sound can be distracting and discomforting at excess levels. The conventional methods of sound control that include foams and fabrics have been used to date to absorb, reflect and diffuse sound to a certain degree.
At Revolution Fibres, we challenged our development team to create nanofibres that would revolutionise acoustic products worldwide. Now we have Phonix available as a rolled good or customised to suit any application.
So what is Phonix?
Phonix is an electrospun nanofibre, designed and created to specifically enhance acoustic performance of traditional sound-control materials. The electrospinning process creates fibres so tiny that they can only be seen under powerful microscopes. The electrospinning process gives Phonix nanofibre revolutionary properties.
Surface Area = Sound Absorption
The surface area of Phonix nanofibre is 100-10,000 higher than that of conventional fibres. Noise absorption rates are exponentially higher due to the interaction of air molecules of sound waves with the Phonix nanofibre surfaces.
Phonix is dense and lightweight
As the way to sound-control is by increasing surface area, to achieve this, traditionally, the sound-control materials have been made thicker but this has resulted in weight and bulk. But now with Phonix, it eliminates this issue by creating a huge surface area in an incredibly dense and lightweight layer.
The results show a huge improvement in sound absorption, especially at lower frequencies.
Phonix provides products greater acoustic performance, helping to reduce material weight and bulk while retaining performance integrity.
Electrospinning is economical, adaptable, and commercially available for mass production through Revolution Fibres.
Phonix nanofibres can be electrospun onto/into many products or surfaces, or can be supplied as a rolled good fabric and added to products in the construction stages.
Custom-made acoustic performance – fibre diameters and density can be customised to target a broad range of frequencies and situations.
Suitable for building materials, electronics, furniture, transport applications and more.
We have also come across an interesting article published on EletrospinTech.com titled “Electrospun membrane as Sound Barrier” that we thought would be good to share with you. Please click here to read the article.