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May 2010: Peace and Quiet in the Office

Friday, May 28, 2010

May 2010: Peace and Quiet in the Office

High noise levels, which are common in many work environments, are known to create stress, interfere with concentration, and reduce productivity. In close cooperation with Bayer MaterialScience, the Cologne-based SilenceSolutions GmbH has developed a range of designs for effective sound insulation and noise absorption in open-plan offices. The “Ruhemodul Office” absorber walls, a multi-layer system of flexible polyurethane foam enclosed in a perforated metal cassette, adapt to respective situations and reduce noise by more than 20 decibels. Especially designed to efficiently absorb voice frequencies, the “Ruhemodul Office” sound absorption module was a finalist for the 2010 German Innovation Award.

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