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Fireproof Soundproofing Material International Maritime Organization IMO Compliant

Megasorber FG

Lightweight Acoustic Foam Panel with
Fireproof Sound-Absorbing Facing and
Optional Self-Adhesive Backing

Features

Insulation Acoustic FG Foam

Megasorber FG acoustic foam panels utilise a patented fireproof sound-absorbing facing material Soundmesh® G8 (U.S. Patent No. 8167085, Canada Patent No. 2674986, Australia Patent No. 2009206197) to provide maximum sound absorption especially at low to mid frequencies.

The unique facing material Soundmesh® G8 has high temperature resistance up to 550°C and Building Code Australia (BCA) Group 1 Fire Classification. It complies with IMO Resolution A653(16) requirements.

Hear how Megasorber FG50SS effectively reduced the reverberation noise in a large hall:

 

Traditional fireproof faced materials and sound reflecting film facings (such as aluminium foil, mylar film and polyurethane film) have little or zero acoustic properties and tend to block noise from being absorbed by the underlying foam. In contrast, Soundmesh® G8 is engineered and tuned to maximise sound absorption.

The Unique Sound Absorption Mechanism of Megasorber FG

Sound Absorption Mechanism of Soundmesh G8 with Soundproofing Foam Panel
The Soundmesh G8 facing allows the noise through, breaks down the sound waves into little components and traps the noise inside where it is absorbed by Megasorber's acoustic foam panel.

 

liquid repellent acoustic facing
Fluid-repellent
Soundmesh® G8 facing

Megasorber FG uses hydrolysis resistant acoustic foam and has high durability (long service life) in hot and humid conditions such as marine and tropical environments. The foam is capable of operating continuously from -40°C to +120°C and intermittently to 140°C. Megasorber FG meets the requirements of GM Holden Australia Specifications HN 2483 - Acoustic Insulator.

The built-in fluid / water repellent property of Soundmesh G8 provides for easy cleaning and maintenance of the facing and makes it suitable for outdoor applications. A non fluid-repellent G8 facing option is also available.

Soundmesh G8 has four standard colours of white (WH), black (BK), grey (GR) and sandstone (SS). It can also be colour-matched to any specific colour, however a minimum order quantity will apply.

Key Features

Australian Made and Owned Acoustic Foam Panel
  • Fireproof sound absorbing facing - non combustible, will not ignite
  • 100% opening for sound absorption and engineered for maximum sound absorption at mid to low frequencies
  • Lightweight and self-supporting
  • Tough and durable facing
  • Resistant to dust and fluid splash
  • Hydrolysis resistant
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Ease of application
  • Optional self-adhesive backing

Key Benefits

  • Reduces potential fire hazard with fireproof acoustic facing
  • Reduces air-borne noise very effectively
  • Product will not rot or powderize in hot and humid conditions
  • Long service life
  • Clean to handle and easy to cut
  • Resists liquids, dusts and fluid splashes or sprays
  • Low installation costs

Architectual Applications

Reverberation or echo noise reduction for:

  • Restaurants, bars, clubs
  • Music rooms, recording studios, home theatres
  • Sport stadiums, multipurpose halls, school halls
  • Call centres, commercial and office buildings
  • Indoor swimming pools

Reverberation (Echo) Noise Reduction in Scout Hall

Megasorber FG50SS (sandstone) on the wall and ceiling, to reduce the reverberation in a scout hall:

hall-sound-proofing

Reverberation (Echo) Noise Reduction in Community Hall

Megasorber FG50WH used to line the walls in a community hall to reduce the reverberation (echo) noise:

hall soundproofing

 

Reverberation (Echo) Noise Reduction Reduction in Church

Megasorber FG100SS (sandstone) used in a church to reduce reverberation (echo) noise:

church soundproofing

Case Studies of Projects Using Megasorber FG

Soundproofing for
Melbourne Airport T4 Terminal

Sound Proofing Terminal Building Ceiling Melbourne
Melbourne Airport's new T4 terminal building

Megasorber's acoustic panels provide attractive and effective soundproofing for Melbourne Airport T4 terminal's ceiling – a concrete soffit with galvanised steel panels. READ MORE >>
Soundproofing for a
School Library

Sound Proofing for School Library
Acoustic panels hung from ceiling

Aesthetically pleasing, cost effective soundproofing was required to reduce the ambient noise in a school library. READ MORE >>

Engineering Applications

High efficiency sound absorbing material for noise reduction in various applications such as:

  • Acoustic lining for compressors, blowers, generator set enclosures
  • Soundproofing lining for machinery, equipment, electronic and electrical equipment, ventilation and air-ducts
  • Acoustic lining for plant rooms and equipment rooms
  • Under bonnet insulators and interiors sound absorption for buses, trucks, cars and trains

 

Soundproofing for Genset Enclosures and Plant Rooms

Megasorber FG25BKA and FG50BKA used as a soundproofing lining for power genator enclosures and plant room:

acoustic lining for gensets and plant rooms

 

High-Tech Machine Room Noise Reduction

Megasorber FG50GR (grey) used for noise reduction in a high-tech machine room:

soundproofing high-tech machine room

Case Studies of Projects Using Megasorber FG

Soundproofing for
Reclaimer Operator Cabins

Soundproofing Machinery Noise Problem
Operator Cabin Required Soundproofing from Noise of Reclaimer

Operators of the reclaimers at Port Kembla Coal Terminal were subjected to excessive noise as their steel plated cabins are located close to the bucket wheel and drive components. Megasorber's soundproofing products reduced the noise and improved thermal insulation and overall aesthetics. READ MORE >>
Soundproofing for a
4WD Coach Fleet

4WD Touring Coach with Noise Problem
High level whining noise caused
discomfort to passengers


4WD coaches used for tourist trips had an extremely annoying whining noise which caused discomfort and headaches for the passengers, especially during long trips. On one occasion, the passengers refused to go back to the bus. READ MORE >>
Soundproofing for Noisy
Air Conditioning Units

Soundproof Air Conditioning Units
Typical Air Con Units

Noisy air conditioners are a common problem, especially for nearby residents. Megasorber has a simply solution. READ MORE >>
Soundproofing for
Server Cabinets

Server Cabinet Soundproofing
A soundproofing semi-enclosure was built around the machine

Server cooling fans generated a constant harsh humming noise annoying to the office workers. Megasorber designed a soundproofing solution for the server cabinet. READ MORE >>

Tech Specs

Sound Absorption of Megasorber FG Products
(Tested to AS ISO 354-2006 Acoustics:
Measurement of sound absorption in a reverberation room)

Megasorber FG Range Sound Absorption Coefficient

Standard Product Range

Megasorber FG can be supplied as either panel or in a roll.

Standard Product Thickness Sheet Size Roll Size
Megasorber FG12BK* 12mm

1.27m x 1.2m (untrimmed)

or 1.2m x 1.2m (trimmed) 

1.27 m x 60m (untrimmed)

or 1.2m x 60m (trimmed)

Megasorber FG25BK* 25mm 

1.27m x 1.2m (untrimmed)

or 1.2m x 1.2m (trimmed)

1.27m x 30m (untrimmed)

or 1.2m x 30m (trimmed) 

Megasorber FG50BK* 50mm

1.27m x 1.2m (untrimmed)

or 1.2m x 1.2m (trimmed)

1.27m x 15m (untrimmed)

or 1.2m x 15m (trimmed) 

Megasorber FG100BK* 100mm

1.27m x 1.2m (untrimmed)

or 1.2m x 1.2m (trimmed)

n/a

*Notes

  1. Colour code: "GR" = Grey; "BK" = Black; "WH" = White and "SS" = Sandstone. Standard colour is black, white, grey and sandstone. Other colours are available subject to MOQ (minimum order quantity).
  2. "A" = Self Adhesive, "WR" = water repellent, add if required. For example:
    Megasorber FG25GR: 25mm thick with grey facing (no Self-adhesive Backing).
    Megasorber FG25GRA: 25mm thick, grey facing and self-adhesive backing.
    Megasorber FG25WR-GRA: 25mm thick, water repellent, grey facing and self-adhesive backing.
  3. Water repellent (WR) facing is recommended for outdoor application.
  4. Soundmesh G8 facing may have some stripy appearance.
  5. Thickness tolerance is ±5% and sheet dimension tolerance is ±1%.
  6. Other customised sheet sizes are also available subject to minimum order quantity (MOQ).
  7. Products supplied in roll form may have creases on the Soundmesh G8 facing due to the rolling-up process.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE AND DISCLAIMER

Specifications are subject to change without notice. Please contact us for the latest version. "Fireproof", "Non-flammable", "Non-combustible" means the product has successfully passed AS/NZS 3837, IS0 5660-1, ASTM E1354 Group 1 fire rating (AWTA test report No. 7-566397-CV). Patented Soundmesh G8 (U.S. Patent No. 8167085, Canada Patent No. 2674986, Australia Patent No. 2009206197). The data listed in this data sheet are typical or average values based on tests conducted by independent laboratories or by the manufacturer. They are indicative only of the results obtained in such tests and should not be considered as guaranteed maximums or minimums. Materials and installation methods must be tested under actual service to determine their suitability for a particular purpose. "Aussie engineered and made" means the products are engineered and made in Australia with globally sourced materials.

Installation Instructions

Important Notice and Disclaimer: These recommendations are for general guidance only. Materials and installation methods must be tested under actual service conditions to determine their suitability for a particular purpose.

1. Keep Sheets Flat

For product supplied in panel or sheet form, product must be kept flat during the handling and installation process. Bending or folding sheets will create creases on the Soundmesh G8 facing. Once formed, these creases are difficult to remove.

2. Installing Panels - Megasorber Suspended Ceiling System

A Schematic Drawing of Megasorber Suspended Ceiling System
with Megasorber P50WR-WH(GP)

Suspended Ceiling System

 

3. Installing Panels - Concrete slab, plasterboard or Bondor panel ceiling

A Schematic Drawing of Megasorber Acoustic Ceiling System
with Megasorber P50

Acoustic Ceiling System

 

4. Installing Panels onto Walls or Ceilings with Express Finish (with 20mm gap and no trim)

Construction contact adhesive such as Megasorber A200 or Megasorber A100 spray-on contact adhesive is recommended to adhere the product onto the substrate. Photos below show the installation process.

Installing Megasorber P50GR onto Walls:

applying adhesive to acoustic panel
Application of adhesive
installing the sound proofing panel
Installing the panel

Installing Megasorber P50WR-WH onto a Ceiling:
Installing Soundproofing Panels on Ceiling

Installation of Megasorber FG50WR-SS onto the Ceiling and Walls:
Soundproof Panels on Walls and Ceiling

Megasorber FG100WR-SS Installed onto Walls:
soundproof panels edge finish

CAUTION: for large size panels (such as 1.2m x 2.4m) on ceiling or overhead applications, a mechanical fastening system is recommended to provide extra support. The photo below shows the combination of Megasorber A200 or Megasorber A100 spray-on contact adhesive and small screws if needed.

application of adhesive on acoustic panel
Application of adhesive
applying screws to soundproofing panel
Application of small screws
installed soundproof panelling
Installed finish

5. Installing Panels onto Concrete Walls or Ceilings with Concrete Pins

Concrete pins are recommended together with construction contact adhesive such as Megasorber A200 (cartridge) or Megasorber A100 spray-on contact adhesive. A typical mechanical fastening system is shown below:

Power-Actuated Tool
power actuated tool
Pin
pin
P50BK on Ceiling and Wall with Pin
pin

Megasorber P100BK and P100GR Installed onto Concrete Slab Ceiling with Pins:
Soundproof Panels Installed on Concrete Slab Ceiling

 

6. Other Edge Finishes

Plastic, steel or aluminium U channels can be used to cover the edges. The photos below show examples of different finishes.

Shadow line with aluminium plate and trim:
acoustic panelling edge finish

With aluminium channel finish:
acoustic panelling with aluminium channel finish

 

Fireproof Tape for Installation of Soundproofing PanelsAlternatively, a matching Soundmesh G8 tape can be used to seal the edges and joins. The standard Soundmesh G8 tape colours available are: Black (BK), White (WH), Grey (GR) and Sandstone (SS).

Recommendations for applying the Soundmesh G8 tape are:

  • The substrate surface must be flat, dry, free of oil, dust, grease and other contaminants.
  • Soundmesh G8 tape must be firmly pressed against the substrate upon application to ensure the adhesive has full contact with the substrate.
  • The application temperature is recommended to be at least above 10°C.
  • For products with water repellent G8 facing, the G8 tape can be applied with heat and pressure, such as an iron or a hot air-gun plus a pressure roller.

Megasorber P100BK with Soundmesh G8BK-T75 Tape used to Seal Joints
Fireproof Acoustic Tape used to Seal Joins of Panels

 

7. Cutting

The product can be hand-cut by a knife or machine-cut by a bench saw or rotating blade cutter with a fine tooth blade.

Cutting panels by machine

If cutting by hand, we recommend using a sharp Stanley and/or serrated knife.

Cuting Panels by Hand

We recommend wearing gloves during cutting. The Soundmesh G8 facing edges may cut or irritate the skin.

8. Cutting Holes

Use a saw hole cutter or a hole puncher as the drill bit to cut holes through the product. A typical hole puncher and drill bit are shown below:

hole puncher and drill bit

 

9. Recommended Adhesives

Spray Adhesive A100 Soundproofing
Megasorber A100
Fast-Drying, High-Tack
Spray Adhesive
A200 Soundproofing Adhesive
Megasorber A200
High-Tack, High-Temperature Resistant Adhesive
Adhesive Cleaner Sound Proofing
Megasorber AC5
Adhesive Cleaner

Megasorber A100 High-Tack Spray Adhesive

An air-less spray adhesive system designed for installing Megasorber acoustic panels. It is supplied in a canister (17.2kg) or as an aerosol (500ml). The canister has a non-flammable propellant, making it one of the most user friendly and environmentally friendly spray-on adhesives. Estimated coverage: about 120m2 per canister and about 4m2 per aerosol.

Megasorber A200 High-Tack, High Temperature Resistant Adhesive

An odourless and fast curing adhesive. It is free of solvent, isocyanate, PVC and silicones. A200 is supplied in 290ml cartridges and provides excellent bonding for Megasorber acoustic panels. Recommended coverage: about one cartridge per 1.2m x 1.2m panel.

Megasorber AC5 Adhesive Cleaner

Megasorber AC5 Adhesive Cleaner is recommended for adhesive removal and surface cleaning.