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Acoustic insulation panel made with recycled PU foams, for reducing airborne sounds and improving living comfort

April 2022
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Housing can change over the course of a lifetime.. We may need an extra room for working, welcoming a baby or playing music… So, reconfiguration of our housing with an acoustic insulation is essential to keep comfort. The solution Simfocor is based on acoustic comfort, for partition wall applications. It reduces by 84% the sound intensity in housing, which represents a sound reduction improvement (ΔRw) of 8 dB. The panels are easy to install. Slid between the metal studs of the partition walls, they will require to be finished off with a plasterboard of 12.5mm minimum in order to meet fire safety requirements. Its 45mm thickness allows to save living space. Simfocor offers a thermal performance of λD 0,041 W/m.K. Made of PU recycled foams from old mattresses, it also limits the waste of natural resources and the environmental impact

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Label Date April 25, 2022
From France
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
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The environmental benefits

  • Acoustic insulation performance : -84% of sound intensity in housing, which means a sound reduction improvement (ΔRw) of 8 dB
  • 70% of its composition consists of PU foam recycled from old mattresses
  • Simfocor presents a density of 35kg/m3
  • Simfocor reused 1059 tons of End of Life foams in 2020

The Financial benefits

  • Lifetime of 25 years (longer than traditional insulation alternatives)
  • Reduction of energy costs due to its thermal conductivity of 0.041W/m.K (λ) and thermal resistance of 1.05 m²K/W

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Spain, France, Italy, Portugal,

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Company Profile

Headquarters 18000 Bourges, France
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