Textile based ventilation improves acoustics


Textile ducts from KE Fibertec not only meet the need for fresh air and a good indoor climate, but also the client's desire for a tailor-made solution for the room in terms of interior design and colours.

Another important area in good indoor climate is acoustics, where textile ducts, by virtue of their sound-absorbing properties, help to reduce reverberation and minimize noise in office rooms and the like.

Noise is what is commonly called unwanted sound, ie. a sound that irritates, disturbs or damages. A Swedish study has established that the sound environment in workplaces affects the well-being of employees, and a well-dimensioned ventilation system must therefore be quiet. A good indoor climate with good acoustics is important for well-being and concentration and reduces stress levels among employees.

Due to their soft surface, textile ducts have a positive effect on the attenuation, as they act as a kind of sound baffle in the ceiling and absorb and refract some of the sound reflected in the ventilated space.

KE Fibertec has supplied textile ducts to Walkden High School in Manchester, UK. The school's new building was built as part of BSF, Building Schools for the Future, and the textile ducts contribute to a comfortable and healthy indoor climate for students and staff with a large amount of fresh air in all classrooms without noise or problems of draft.