Acoustical Insulation delivers much more than reduced Noise...
K-13 is the spray-applied insulation tailored to your specific project requirements for insulation (R value), noise reduction (NRC), color, durability, condensation control, texture, and aesthetics. In addition, it usually provides these features at lower installed prices than many common systems such as rigid board and batt insulations, sprayed plasters, and acoustical ceilings.
It is applied to virtually any properly prepared surface configuration of wood, steel, concrete, glass and other common construction surfaces. K-13 can be sprayed up to three inches thick overhead in one application without mechanical support. Additionally, K-13 serves as the exposed finish requiring no additional materials.
K-13 is installed by ASI at Guardian Insurance.
A Total System: Fiber, Binder, Application
K-13 is a total system of recycled natural fibers, chemical treatment, binding system and application method. The K-13 system begins with specially prepared cellulose fibers which are chemically treated to add resistance to fire, mold and mildew. K-13 is produced in a strict, quality controlled manufacturing process.
K-13 is applied by ASI's licensed applicators through approved fiber machines and nozzles for control of the fiber/binder ratio. During application, the K-13 fibers are combined with a patented adhesive. The finished product is a strong, durable monolithic coating of a predetermined thickness. Some surfaces will require priming prior to being sprayed.
Naturally Tough - Naturally Attractive
Available in a wide variety of colors, K-13 is especially attractive as a surface finish in new construction as well as renovation projects. Available in six standard colors, K-13 can also be specified in specially matched custom colors.
K-13 insulates by creating dead air spaces between and within its hollow fibers. Because K-13 fibers are sprayed-in-place, they fill cracks, seams and voids, forming a monolithic coating over the substrate which helps reduce air infiltration. Unlike prefabricated insulations, K-13 has no voids or compressed areas to reduce thermal efficiency. The result is a more effective in-place product with exceptionally low heat loss characteristics. The patented adhesive utilized in the installation of K-13 adheres to virtually all common construction materials including: metal, wood, concrete, urethane, Styrofoam and glass. Some surfaces may require pretreatment prior to installing K-13. This unique adhesive provides unequaled strength allowing applications of 3/4 inch to over 5 inches without mechanical support. This capability provides R-values from 3 to over 19.
For areas such as indoor pools and ice arenas, K-13 aids in condensation control. The proper combination of K-13 and ventilation prevents condensation on metal, concrete and other surfaces. K-13 actually reduces ventilation requirements, saving in both the ventilation equipment investment and operating cost.
The resilient fibers of K-13 absorb sound energy instead of reflecting it, reducing reverberation time and making speech and music more intelligible. Excessive noise is reduced with the application of K-13 while greatly improving ambient sound quality in a wide variety of building projects including auditoriums, sports facilities, detention facilities, television and sound studios, convention centers and parking garages.
SonaSpray “fc” is a spray-applied acoustical texture designed for a wide range of project types. SonaSpray “fc” provides an attractive, high performance solution to acoustical and lighting design objectives in both new construction and renovation projects. Typical installations include: schools, churches, passenger terminals, libraries, cafeterias, offices, hotels, and condominiums.
SonaSpray “fc” is available in standard colors White, Arctic White, and Black. Specially matched integrated colors are also a design option.
SonaSpray “fc” is installed in the Dar-E-Mehr Zoroastrian Temple in New York for largely acoustical reasons and provides an attractive finish as well.
SonaSpray "fc", as tested by a NVLAP accredited acoustical laboratory per ASTM C-423, provides an exceptionally high noise reduction coefficient (NRC). A typical installation of 1/2" thick on solid backing, has an unequaled NRC of.65. At its maximum recommended thickness of 1", the NRC is .90.
SonaSpray outperforms all other acoustic remediation products on the market today. Noise reductions of 65% to 90% are common results achieved from using this product. SonaSpray is also Class I fire rated, meeting all local and state code requirements.
SonaSpray "fc" is spray applied and will conform to any surface configuration such as barrel vaults, concrete "T", corrugated decks, pan construction and other complex surfaces. The high performance adhesive will bond to virtually all common construction materials including sheet rock, plaster, wood, metal and concrete. Some surfaces (such as water stained ceilings, wood and oxidized metal) will require sealing to prevent migratory staining of the SonaSpray "fc".
Durability and Maintenance
The adhesive used to apply SonaSpray "fc" provides a strong, durable and resilient bond. This unique combination of properties provides remarkable durability. SonaSpray "fc" will resist impact and abrasion without cracking or spalling, typical to any cementitious or plaster based materials. In areas where even high abrasion resistance may be desirable, SonaSpray "fc" Dura-K may be specified. This provides even greater bond and compressive strength without reducing the acoustical performance. SonaSpray "fc" can be painted with water based latex or acrylic paint if desired, without appreciably reducing the NRC value.