We raise the bar for sound-transparent fabric again: Our new Acoustic Cloth FR is non-flammable and will fulfil the dreams of many architects, interior designers, stand builders, and PA techs.
It’s a speaker cloth the world has been waiting for: Flame-retardant, easy to work with and elastic, with excellent acoustic and aesthetic properties, available off the shelf in numerous attractive colors. Our newly developed Acoustic Cloth FR makes the world of sound-transparent fabrics significantly better.
The renowned French test institute FCBA has certified Acoustic Cloth FR to be nonflammable according to the European standard EN 13773-1 as well as to the much more demanding French standard NFP 92503 M1. It puts an end to a notorious problem that bothered architects, interior architects, PA and event technicians day by day: So far, applicable fire protection regulations and the use of visually attractive, sound-transparent fabric in publicly accessible buildings didn’t go well together. Sound-transparent, visually appealing speaker fabrics are usually made of flammable plastic fibres. But building codes and other regulations—as well as technical guidelines that are part of many contracts—require fabrics to be certified at least fire retardant (FR) according to EN 13773-1.
For the first time ever, this dilemma can be considered solved. Our non-combustible Acoustic Cloth FR combines optimal preventive fire protection and outstanding acoustic properties and is available in 42 different colours right off the shelf with no lead time. The nonflammable (M1) speaker cloth exceeds the fire retardancy requirements that are part of most tenders. According to the FCBA test results, it’s about as combustible as plasterboard.
Whether used as speaker fabric or in decorative applications that require acoustically transparent fabric: Acoustic Cloth FR enables optimum fire protection without compromising on sound transparency in architecture and interior design as well as in exhibition booth building, stage building, shop construction, advertising technology, and at exhibitions, concerts, and events—and last but not least in the entire catering sector.