Have you ever shouted in a room without curtains? If yes you would have noticed your sound echoing, this is because of absence of curtains. Curtains to an extent absorb the sound produced but what if we want zero level of noise from outside?
Well now we have a solution for annoying/distracting noises coming in the room from outside. Lightweight, translucent curtain materials that can absorb the sound to great level have been designed by Swiss researchers from EMPA accompanied by textile designer Annette Douglas and silk weavers Weisbrod-Zurrer AG.
The initiative has been taken in an effort to avoid those irritating noise coming from busy roads and streets to have more peaceful environment indoor. The curtains can be used both at workplace or home.
These curtains are the result of mathematical projects and digital models that further led to real manufacturing and testing. These are five times more effective as soundproof than those traditional curtains hanging everywhere.
Generally people use glass and concrete materials in order to do above mentioned job. And even sometimes heavy curtains made of velvet are employed to so. But all of these are ineffective because they hardly absorb the distracting noises. Add-ons like fireproof trait as well as translucent thingy that wont increase your electricity bill as they allow daylight strands in your room.
This was indeed a fiddly task for EMPA (specializes in materials science & technology) where they had to work with textile experts, acoustical engineers and computer modelers to produce acoustically-altered patterns as well as passive noise cancellation in malleable and thin materials that has concerns like density and directionality.
At last a novel combination is finally in the modern interior design market. One can name them as ‘noise-quenching’ curtains. They can be used in various places like living rooms, lobbies, offices and auditoriums. After its launch in the market it has become clear that they have come here to stay as many people are taking interest in them.