The Echo2Eco Consortium Participants in short:
Deamp is the owner of the project idea and hold the background IPR. DeAmp has developed acoustical ceilings and walls in hard plastic materials like acrylic and polyester (PETG). The panels have micro slits and the sound absorption is based on Helmholz resonator principle. Whilst they provide excellent acoustic results the panels are too expensive for high volume markets. This is compound in the current economic climate which is not only causing a downturn in the construction sector but is leading end users and installers to specify low cost solutions.
Nofowol Kunststoffprodukte GmbH & Co. KG with its head office in Siegsdorf, was founded in 1971. Today it’s a company with more than 120 employees and a total extrusion capacity of over 15.000 tonnes a year.
Nowofol concentrates its activities on the manufacture of monoaxially oriented and non-oriented flat-die films out of Polypropylene, Polyethylene and other Thermoplastics in solid, foamed and/or coextruded version. Moreover Nofowol is selling films out of the fluoropolymers ETFE, THV, PVDF, PFA, FEP, ECTFE, MFA and PCTFE.
Working in a close contact with our customers, Nowofol develops new products or designs and creates products, which meet the specific needs of our clients. This continual further and new development on the state-of-the art laboratory and production facilities, coupled with a stringent quality control, guarantees high-quality films and tapes.
(RPG Europe) sell a wide range of acoustic products, among them Deamp‟s acrylic panel absorbers. Some of the products are manufactured and assembled in UK. They have experienced limitations, both regarding availability of the product and with respect to technical performance of the foil system currently available in the market. They see the opportunity to extend their product portfolio and strengthen their competitiveness through participation in the project.
MTL is a leading SME system integrator of laser processing solutions, based in Munich, Germany and founded in 2000. Using laser source technology from existing providers including Coherent, PRC, Raylase and Trumpf they have reputation for supplying bespoke laser material processing systems.
Skelly & Couch Acoustics (SCA) is a branch of Skelly and Couch company specialising in all aspects of architectural acoustics. Their approach is to produce acoustic designs which are consistent with the architectural and environmental intent for the building. As part of their work SCA see on a daily basis the need for better acoustic sound absorbers especially with regard to thermal mass usage. They also recognised the demand for translucent panels that will promote the flow of natural light into a building and solutions that avoid potential hazardous fibres.
Anglia Ruskin University’s Sound and Audio Engineering Research Group (SEARG) will provide the scientific knowledge on the acoustics and their Built Environment Research Group (BERG) to ensure the product is designed to take into account the critical requirements of the construction sector, included standards and legislation.
Irelands National Centre for Laser applications will provide the scientific knowledge required for laser systems in such demanding applications.
NORNER is a fully independent Innovation and Technology partner.
From gas conversion to polymer modification and polymerisation, additives for polymers to the extrusion and end use of plastics, Norner will strive to make a difference for the industry.
Norner has a comprehensive scientific lab for an independent company of this kind. The company competence and equipment covers a wide range of key technologies in the polymer and materials industry, which makes us capable of an intimate cooperation with companies in different levels of the value chain.