SilentWrap™ is a flexible Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) Barrier that can be used to dampen sound and vibrations in walls, ceilings, HVAC ducting, and anywhere noises need to be arrested. While it is a very thin product, SilentWrap™ MLV reduces the transmission of airborne noises by adding mass to the structure to which it is applied. Unlike drywall, metal, or wood, SilentWrap™ is a flexible, yet dense polymer barrier manufactured from post-industrial recycled content.
How MLV reduces sound
Sound waves create vibrations when they make contact with a surface. If the surfaces are hard, those vibrations transfer back into a room raising the decibel level. The vibrations are also subject to increasing in size and transferring to the air surrounding the outside of a room. If the structure were flexible or mobile, it would absorb the energy from the vibrations and disperse that energy, and this is where MLV is valuable.
Walls and floors are not typically made of flexible materials but are hard surfaces. MLV acts as a soundproofing barrier within the structure to prevent sound vibrations from leaving the space. The flexibility of MLV is what makes the product an excellent barrier for vibrations, thus preventing the transmission of sound on floors or walls.
Need an MLV that has an adhesive backer to adhere to walls or floors? Our SilentWrap™ MLV with PSA (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive) would be an ideal solution.
Popular Applications Include:
- Home Theaters
- Music Rooms
- Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Basements
- Places of Worship
- Healthcare Facilities
- Will not cause shrink, rot or cause corrosion
- Easily cut with a utility knife
- Specifically designed for sound isolation
Need a large amount of SilentWrap™ Mass Loaded Vinyl? Call us at 877-399-9697 for a quote.