Mass Loaded Vinyl
Mass loaded vinyl (MLV) is an extremely tough, rugged soundproofing material that offers a more practical, eco-friendly alternative to lead soundproofing products. MLV works by increasing the amount of dense mass in an enclosed area, which prevents soundwaves from penetrating the barrier. Instead of absorbing the soundwaves, MLV blocks them, creating a reflective barrier that keeps noise in or out. It can be installed on either side of a wall. MLV can block some of the most disruptive sounds, including traffic noise, construction and even aircraft passing overhead.
MLV is a popular choice for architects, engineers and other design professionals due its remarkable combination of superior soundproofing capabilities and remarkable ease of use. Installation is simply a matter of attaching the vinyl barrier to a joist or seam and securing it with barrier tape or caulking. You can also use MLV to wrap plastic plumbing pipes, steel columns, metal ducts and wherever else you require soundproof components. Typical MLV applications include creating a soundproof barrier in music studios, radio stations and high-end home-entertainment centers, to name a few.
American Micro Industries has the expertise to machine or die cut soundproof materials made of MLV to your exact specifications. Just let us know what you need!