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ACOUSTICAL HARMONY NEW SCULPTED WALL COVERINGS FROM HUFCOR.

Hufcor® is very excited about a new wall covering finish choice: Acoustical Harmony. Hufcor Acoustical Harmony is a unique line of sculpted carpets fabricated 100% from recycled plastic bottles. Acoustical Harmony is offered in a handful of patterns and selected color choices and offers an alternative to standard “ribbed” carpets available for decades.
Apr
04
2013

Hufcor is very excited about a new wall covering finish choice: Acoustical Harmony. Hufcor Acoustical Harmony is a unique line of sculpted carpets fabricated 100% from recycled plastic bottles. Acoustical Harmony is offered in a handful of patterns and selected color choices and offers an alternative to standard “ribbed” carpets available for decades.

Acoustical harmony image of designed sculpted carpets and textiles made from recycled plastic bottles

Acoustical Harmony is the only non-woven wall covering product made in the USA from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. The technology uses 15 plastic bottles to create 1 yard of acoustical wall covering that can be recycled back into fiber at the end of its life cycle. Hufcor has already begun applying the Acoustical Harmony to projects, including The Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Proximity Hotel is the nation’s first LEED® Platinum hotel. (In addition to the meeting room partitions shown below, Hufcor installed a series of Hufcor movable glass wall systems to divide the lobby spaces into private social areas, helping to achieve LEED daylighting and recycled materials credit.)

Acoustical harmony wallcovering at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina the nation's first LEED Platinum hotel

Acoustical Harmony folding door wall coverings use patented Fosshield®, a material science and fiber technology that is an FDA cleared protection, incorporating silver and copper ions into the root fiber which naturally attack microbes, delivering extraordinary antimicrobial defense. Certifications include:

  • UL Classified – Fire Rating – Class A/ASTM E-84
  • NFPA 265 Corner Burn for Textile Wall covering
  • UL Environmental-Certified recycled content
  • LEED – Contributes toward overall project certification (recycled content)

Acoustical Harmony wall covering delivers both an important environmental statement and a visually beautiful, sculpted design story. In addition, this fantastic wall covering has a noise reduction rating up to .25 NRC helping to bring a more tranquil noise level within the meeting rooms using the Hufcor operable partitions. Not only does it gobble up microbes, it eats up sound waves. Beauty and function are all in harmony.

Interested in learning more? Visit “Acoustical Harmony from Hufcor” to see the full line of available patterns and colors.

Hufcor Freshens Up Vinyl & Fabric Finishes 

Hufcor has recently updated our complete line of operable partition and accordion door finishes to meet the changing color trends in commercial spaces. All of the standard selections of vinyls, fabrics and carpets have new colors and patterns to meet the tastes of designers and your clients. Of course, color trends and patterns are critical to creating pleasant decors and are constantly changing. The new Hufcor standard patterns were designed and selected to meet the upcoming trends and styles for the next generation of operable partitions.

Some highlights to the vinyls include:

  • New Revelations Fabric Patterns
  • New Colors
  • New Standard Vinyl Patterns
  • Updated Vinyl Colors

Some of the main color trends include more blues, oranges and lime colors, trends that Hufcor is seeing within lots of customer-supplied materials recently.

If your operable partition or accordion door projects are in need of a face lift or are looking for some new options in standard wall coverings, including the new Acoustical Harmony, contact your local Hufcor representative today.

The Science of Sound Part VII: Beating Flanking Paths

The first step to beating flanking paths is to look at how all of the elements work together from floor to roof-the partition, the space between the ceiling and the roof, the floor, even HVAC ductwork can help or hinder flanking paths.

The Science of Sound Part VI: Flanking Paths

Shoddy construction, customary construction practices, or poor installation of the partition can all contribute to the leaks, known as flanking paths.

Hufcor Joins ‘Making Room’ Exhibit in D.C.

While Hufcor is well-known for movable wall systems within commercial market segments such as education, office, hospitality and convention centers, the solutions for this exhibit are to promote architectural thought expansion for future shifts in demographics and lifestyle changes.