New Curtains That Block Sound and Allow Light

May 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

When I first moved out of my quite home in the hills of a small town and into a noise polluted city, I suffered many sleepless nights of sirens and countless frustrated days of attempted work. I have adapted over the last 3 years, but I still long for the peaceful quite I can’t seem to find in Los Angeles. There have been many different methods used to minimise noise but it has always come with the compromise of light. EMPA has developed a new lightweight textile that absorbs sound while still allowing daylight to shine through. This translucent textile which allows light to filter through is five times more sound proof than other curtains, cutting sound by 20% while other curtains only cut down 2-3%. The technology behind the curtains is a textile with foam like properties which trap the sound. Furthermore, it is fireproof. Win, win, win situation.

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