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ACOUSTIC TEXTILE SOLUTIONS SHOWTEX ACOUSTICS......................................................................................3 THE SCIENCE OF SOUND....................................................................................5 MADE-TO-MEASURE ACOUSTIC DRAPES..........................................................6 SOUND ABSORBING PANELS..............................................................................8 PRINTED FABRICS.............................................................................................11 ACOUSTIC RENTAL SOLUTIONS....................................................................... 12 ACOUSTIC REFERENCES.................................................................................. 15 OUR OFFICES AROUND THE WORLD................................................................ 16

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SHOWTEX ACOUSTICS

FROM LARGE VENUES AND THEATRES TO OFFICE SPACES AND SMALLER ROOMS, SHOWTEX STAGE FABRICS IMPROVE SOUND QUALITY, REDUCE REVERBERATION LEVELS AND DIVIDE SPACES IN A MODULAR AND AESTHETIC WAY. ShowTex is a worldwide leader in both inventing and manufacturing as well as installing the most innovative flame-retardant fabrics, curtain tracks and motion control systems. We take on each new project with passion and enthusiasm to develop products that provide our customers with high-end solutions. ShowTex comprises full-scale sales, warehouse and manufacturing offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa that house an experienced team of experts. They offer customers an extensive range of skills and professional advice to assist them at every stage of their project. In our ever-changing world, acoustics are more important than ever. ShowTex therefore offers a range of acoustic fabrics that are designed to control sound conditions in architectural environments and are used at all types of venues, ranging from office spaces, museums, schools and auditoriums to

theatres, recording studios as well as dance, drama and music rehearsal spaces. Apart from absorbing sound and allowing for an element of acoustic "tuning" within a room, acoustic curtains often are an integral design element with a wide range of applications such as covering window areas and dividing spaces. Our acoustic engineers are constantly putting our textiles to the test to offer clients the ultimate noise controlling solution. But it doesn't stop there: ShowTex commissioned the University of Leuven (Belgium) to carry out independent research into its top acoustic materials. The conclusion of the study proved that by combining different sound-absorbing textiles, the acoustic quality can indeed be improved. Continued in-house and independent testing by several acoustic laboratories resulted in a broad mixture of products that produce excellent acoustic results.

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printed fabric with acoustic backing in hotel atrium

wool serge panne acoustic curtains at conference room

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THE SCIENCE OF SOUND

THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION TO ASK YOURSELF WHEN DEALING WITH ACOUSTICS, IS WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SOLVE? ONE OF THE MOST COMMON MISTAKES IS NOT KNOWING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOUND ABSORPTION AND SOUND INSULATION.

SOUND ABSORPTION

SOUND TRANSMISSION

SOUND TRANSPARENCY

Spaces that create an echo or which are noisy even when very little sound is being made, call for sound absorbing solutions. These focus on acoustic problems occurring inside a room that is probably large, open, or has many hard surfaces reflecting sound waves.

To stop the transmission of sound energy from one area to another, you need to reduce this energy. Combining either sound-absorbing and/or sound-reflective fabrics will improve the degree of speech privacy or reduce unwanted noises from within or outside a room.

Scenic fabrics with an open weave or a netted structure are perfect for masking speakers without affecting the sound quality.

Sound absorption deals primarily with shortening reverberation times, improving speech intelligibility and decreasing background noise levels inside a room.

Where sound absorption focuses on how sound behaves inside a single room, sound insulation deals with problems occurring between several spaces or buildings.

ShowTex offers a selection of scrims and perforated projection screens that do not interfere with sound. We can even accommodate you with a unique acoustically transparent velvet, Velours TransSonic, which is made from permanently flame-retardant fibres and allows perfect and unimpeded sound transference.

SOUND REFLECTION

SOUND TRANSMISSION

SOUND TRANSPARENT FABRICS

EASILY RESTORE FOCUS, SILENCE AND SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY IN ANY SPACE BY CHOOSING THE RIGHT ACOUSTIC ENHANCEMENTS! SOUND ABSORPTION

SOUND INSULATION

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working space separated by dynamic wool serge panne curtains that allow for countless scenarios

MADE-TO-MEASURE ACOUSTIC DRAPES

Acoustic conditions can often be improved by using sound-dampening drapes. Having gained years of experience in the confection and installation of large theatrical curtains, ShowTex can provide made-tomeasure curtains no matter the size.

Choose from our range of polyester, cotton or wool drapes to improve the sound quality and to reduce the reverberation time within a space. By combining certain fabrics, ShowTex acoustic curtains can divide a large space into several smaller ones without having to make this change permanently. Simply open and close the multi-layered drapes and transform any space within a few seconds! Curtains are easily adjusted, relatively economical and often an integral design element. Use them in office spaces, museums, schools and auditoriums or in venues ranging from theatres and recording studios to dance, drama and music rehearsal spaces. Today’s businesses are dynamic, impulsive and constantly changing. Office spaces must therefore be flexible enough to respond to these organisational changes and to the need for personal comfort and technological development. A system of acoustic curtains can be the solution to rearrange offices while allowing for endless possibilities in terms of functionality and appearance.

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acoustic inflatable wool fabric on theatre ceiling

MADE-TO-MEASURE DRAPES ALLOW FOR MODULAR DESIGNS, MULTIFUNCTIONAL SOLUTIONS AND A WIDE CHOICE OF PRODUCTS.


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stylish office space with wool serge panne curtains

acoustic wool serge colour drape in school theatre

velvet curtains out of Velours Paris CS to adjust acoustics in a bar

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SOUND-ABSORBING PANELS

The acoustic panels by ShowTex ensure excellent sound performance. They are the ideal choice for controlling the reverberation time in any space that is in need of better acoustics.

With 2 types of sound-dampening matting made of recycled cotton remnants and a specialized acoustic foam on stock, ShowTex is able to provide you with the level of sound absorption you need. Choose between the high density 2 cm thick matting on roll, the 4.5 cm thick cotton plates with medium density and the ultra-lightweight acoustic foam with a thickness of 4 cm. ShowTex provides the materials you need to solve your room-acoustic problems.

standard grey acoustic panels in office reception area

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Being a textile-based company with more than 30 years of experience, our acoustic panels are finished with ShowTex fabrics in our own workshops by professionals. This allows for custom-made solutions taking into account your budget, acoustic and aesthetic demands. ShowTex also offers standard off-the-shelf Acoustic Panels. They have an exceptional sound absorption coefficient of 1.00! Ideal for schools, offices, congress halls, recording studios and so much more. They have a particularly dry acoustic effect, eliminating most of the early and late reflections with just a few panels in proportion to the room’s total surface and volume.


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custom acoustic ceiling panels of Molton CS and acoustic filling in office meeting room

SOUND-ABSORBING PANELS ARE AVAILABLE IN STANDARD OR CUSTOM SOLUTIONS AND ENSURE A HIGH LEVEL OF SOUND ABSORPTION.

custom acoustic ceiling panels of Molton CS and acoustic filling in nursing home restaurant

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office print on universal mesh fabric to hide speakers without affecting sound quality © Tim van De Velde

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office print on Universal 250 mounted in a Double Print Frame Profile with acoustic filling

PRINTED FABRICS

If functionality and aesthetics must go hand in hand, ShowTex offers custom-printed acoustic drapes or panels that provide a functional solution while adding a unique vibe to your space. Mounted in our made-to-measure aluminium profiles, ShowTex printed fabrics offer very good acoustic qualities with a decorative touch. The extensive range of printable materials makes it possible to incorporate your artwork in any kind of solution. By backing the printed fabric with a sound-absorbing material, the level of sound absorption in your room will be increased. Choose from our range of acoustic fabrics in relation to your

PRINTED FABRICS ALLOW YOU TO FULLY CUSTOMISE ANY ACOUSTIC SOLUTION WITH YOUR OWN ARTWORK. acoustic needs and combine them with the artwork of your choice. Besides providing room-acoustic solutions in an aesthetic fashion, ShowTex can also customise any multi-layered acoustic curtain with a print that fits your taste. Even our sound-transparent fabrics can be printed so speakers and other audio installations can be masked in a creative way!

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ACOUSTIC RENTAL SOLUTIONS We know you don’t have a lot of time. You’ve got deadlines, budgets and magic to make. Why not keep it flexible! Our Rental collection fits easily into any total concept and has all the basics for transforming your venue, stage or stand into something fantastic.

TEXTILE

ShowTex provides an extensive range of rental solutions to counter any acoustic problem during your show or event. From Acoustic Baffles to noise-levelling and sound-absorptive draperies, we can provide a temporary solution for your needs.

ACOUSTIC BAFFLE

The ShowTex Acoustic Baffle reduces reverberation and airborne sound transmission at the same time. It can be installed as a ceiling lining or around curves and corners. By combining the two standard formats, nearly any height or area can be covered. The Baffle can be rolled up for easy transport and storage. It is finished with hook-and-loop fastener all around, so panels can be quickly connected and different panel formats can be combined for a modular installation. ShowTex Acoustic Baffles have tie lines for easy rigging and are just as suitable for temporary events as for fixed installations.

RAILS & TECHNICS

Curtain tracks, roll-up systems, temporary wall solutions and so much more. Our Rental range just keeps on growing. We believe in accessible solutions and products such as the patented EasyDrape pipe-and-drape system especially designed to rent!

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acoustic baffles to absorb sound in a temporary radio studio

ACOUSTIC RENTAL SOLUTIONS PROVIDE YOU WITH TEMPORARY OFF-THE-SHELF PRODUCTS FOR ANY BUDGET.

acoustic baffles in temporary radio studio

acoustic baffles for corporate event

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versatile work space with custom-bend rail h100 tracks for attaching mobile dividers and acoustic panels

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ACOUSTIC REFERENCES (Un)curtain Office • Slovenia 40 years of Trade Mart • Brussels, Belgium Ahoy Renovation • Rotterdam, The Netherlands Another Sound bvba • Malmedy, Belgium Bel10 Radio 1 • Brussels, Belgium Best Western Ambassador Hotel Bosten • Eupen, Belgium Blue Ball Bowling • Brasschaat, Belgium De Roma • Antwerp, Belgium Design Centre de Winkelhaak • Antwerp, Belgium District Office • Amsterdam, The Netherlands Dubai Production City, Tecom • Dubai, UAE Fitlink • Diepenbeek , Belgium Fokker Terminal • Rotterdam, The Netherlands Football Academy, Sports City •  Dubai, UAE Foye Minard vzw • Ghent, Belgium Ghelamco Group • Ghent, Belgium   ISB Le Métairie •  Watermael-Boitsfort, Belgium  Plopsaland • De Panne, Belgium Project Axiom • Ghent, Belgium  Qatar National Convention Centre, Cop18 • Doha, Qatar Radisson Blu Hotel Atrium • Bremen, Germany Residence Parmentier • Woluwe-Saint-Pierre, Belgium  Scholen van Morgen - Freinetmiddenschool • Ghent, Belgium Shanfari / Oman Royal Opera House • Muscat, Oman Sint-Lodewijkscollege • Lokeren, Belgium Skull Island Office • Edegem, Belgium Circusatelier Circolito vzw – Mechelen, Belgium

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Showtex Acoustics Portfolio (English)  

From large venues and theatres to office spaces and smaller rooms, ShowTex stage fabrics improve sound quality, reduce reverberation levels...

Showtex Acoustics Portfolio (English)  

From large venues and theatres to office spaces and smaller rooms, ShowTex stage fabrics improve sound quality, reduce reverberation levels...