Lightweight & Inherently Fire-resistant
Megasorber FM soundproofing panels provide superior acoustic and thermal insulation and are extremely lightweight, making them easy to handle, cut and install for architectural and engineering applications.
Sound absorption video for echo noise reduction
Sound recording before and after the installation of Megasorber sound-absorbing panels in a Scout hall
Sound absorbing panel features
patented sound absorption system
Superior Acoustic Performance
The Megasorber FM panel utilises a patented non-combustible sound absorbing facing material Soundmesh® G8 to achieve superior sound absorption.
Soundmesh® G8 facing breaks the soundwave down into smaller components and then traps and dissipates the soundwave within the foam behind it. The acoustic impedance of G8 is tuned to maximise sound absorption.
In contrast, traditional sound reflecting film facings (such as aluminium foil, mylar film and polyurethane film) have little or zero acoustic properties and block noise from being absorbed by the underlying foam.
Highest fire rating (BCA Group 1)
Megasorber FM is inherently fire-resistant and has Building Code Australia (BCA) Group 1 fire rating as per AS 5637.1-2015 and ISO 5660 Group 1 fire classification.
No ignition, melting, dripping or spread of flame when exposed to fire. A demonstration video is shown below.
Acoustic panels are inherently fire-resistant
No ignition, melting, dripping or spread of flame when exposed to fire
Exceptionally High Thermal Insulation
Megasorber FM is engineered with an extremely fine cell structure to trap air and block heat transfer. It provides exceptional thermal insulation, making it one of the most effective lightweight thermal insulation materials, especially for soffit thermal insulation requirements.
Heat, Aging and UV Resistant
The Megasorber FM base foam has excellent heat, UV and aging resistance. It can withstand up to 240°C (short time) without decomposition and up to 140°C continuous operating temperature without distortion. Megasorber FM is durable (long service life) in hot and humid conditions such as marine and tropical environments.
Water-Repellent G8 Facing (Optional)
A fluid/water repellent Soundmesh® G8 is also available. The built-in fluid/water repellent property (optional) of Soundmesh® G8 provides easy cleaning and maintenance, making it ideal for outdoor applications.
Handling, Installation and Maintenance
Megasorber FM acoustic foam is extremely lightweight and self-supporting, making it easy to handle, cut and install. The Soundmesh® G8 facing is protective, tough and durable. Finger marks, dirt marks and surface contamination can be easily removed and cleaned using Megasorber Clean M8 block.
Reverberation or echo noise reduction for:
- Sports stadiums, multipurpose halls, school halls.
- Music rooms, recording studios, home theatres.
- Aquatic centres.
- Call centres, commercial and office buildings.
- Restaurants, bars and clubs.
Features and benefits
- Superior sound absorption using patented technology
- Lightweight and self-supporting
- Highest fire rating: BCA Group 1
- Excellent heat, aging and UV resistant properties
- Tough, durable facing
- Water repellent facing is available
- Easy to cut and install
- Hydrolysis resistant: will not break down under hot and humid conditions
- Easy to clean
- Reduces reverberation noise effectively
- Excellent fire resistance: no ignition, melting, dripping or spread of flame
- Low installation costs
- Low maintenance costs
- Long service life
The Megasorber FM panel provides superior acoustic performance.
Typical results when tested in a reverberation room:
Random Incidence Absorption Coefficient tested to AS ISO 354-2006: ‘Acoustics: Measurement of sound absorption in a reverberation room’
Megasorber FM sound-absorbing panel is inherently fire-resistant and lightweight and provides superior acoustic performance.Download the architectural specifications
Megasorber FM is an acoustic foam panel with superior acoustic performance and is inherently fire-resistant and lightweight. It has excellent heat, UV and aging resistance, with a temperature resistance of up to 240℃.Download the engineering specifications
Standard thickness 25mm, 50mm, 100mm
|Product Code||Thickness||Panel Size|
|Megasorber FM25||25mm||1.2m x 2.4m|
|Megasorber FM50||50mm||1.2m x 2.4m|
|Megasorber FM100||100mm||1.15m x 2.35m|
Other thicknesses available: (minimum order quantity applies) 12mm, 38mm & 75mm
- Base foam is either white or light-grey;
- Standard facing colours are: white, grey and black; Aquatic, Dark Grey and Sandstone are made to order. We offer custom cutting to size, please note that cutting charges will apply. Prices will be quoted on the application.
- Product code with optional extra:
- G8 facing may have a stripy appearance and creases. Hairline creases may appear on the facing when The creases do not affect the acoustic performance.
- There are colour variations between batches; whilst we take every care to minimise batch-to-batch variation, in some instances, variation may be unavoidable and will occur.
- Dimensional change will occur in the FM foam substrate with a change in relative humidity and temperature, this may cause creasing on the Soundmesh® G8 facing. The creases do not affect acoustic performance.
- Thickness tolerance is ± 5%, and sheet dimension tolerance is ± 1%.
- The standard sheet size is 2m x 2.4m. Other sheet sizes available: 1200mm x 1200mm and 1200mm x 600mm (1195mm x 595mm if packed in boxes). We can cut panels to size; however, extra cutting charges apply.
- Water repellent facing is recommended for easy surface
- Recommended adhesive is Megasorber A200 or Megasorber
W = White
G = Grey
RW = Water repellent white
B = Black
RB = Water repellent black
G = Grey
RG = Water repellent grey
DG = Dark Grey
RDG = Water repellent dark grey
RS = Water repellent sandstone
RQ = Water repellent aquatic
DS = G8 on both sides
Blank = G8 on one side only
- Base foam colour: White or light grey;
- Density, weight and thermal insulation (R-value) properties
|Nominal density (kg/m³)||25||16||13||12||11||10|
|Nominal weight (kg/m2)||0.30||0.40||0.50||0.60||0.80||1.0|
* Calculated value based on thermal conductivity @ 15℃
- AS 1 – 2015 Determination of fire hazard properties:
Product Group Number Classification Average Specific Extinction Area
Group 1 98.3 m²/kg
- 1-2015: Reaction to Fire Tests – Heat Release Smoke Production and Mass Loss Rates. Group 1 Classification.
- 3.1989: Early Fire Hazard Properties: Simultaneous Determination of Ignitability, Flame Propagation, Heat Release:
|Ignitability||Spread of Flame||Heat Evolved||Smoke Developed|
- BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009 Fire tests on building materials and structures – Fire propagation of products:
|Fire propagation index, I||Sub-index, i1||Sub-index, i2||Sub-index, i3|
AS ISO 354-2006 Measurement Results
Frequency Random Incidence Absorption Coefficient
- BS 476-7:1997 Fire tests on building materials and structures – Surface spread of flame of products Classification: Class 0.
- EN45545-2:2013+A1:2015 Railway Applications – Fire protection on railway vehicles Part 2: Requirements for fire behaviour of materials and components. Meets the requirements of R1 for HL1, HL2, HL3 Hazard Level Classification.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
ASTM D5116 “Standard Guide for Small-Scale Environmental Chamber Determinations of Organic Emissions from Indoor Material/ Products”: 0.016 mg/m2/hr (well below the GreenTag requirement limit of 0.5mg/m2/hr).
These recommendations are for general guidance only. Installation methods must be tested under actual service conditions to determine their suitability for a particular purpose.
Keep acoustic panels ﬂat. Panels must be kept ﬂat during the handling and installation process. Bending or folding sheets may create creases on the Soundmesh® G8 facing. Once formed, these creases are diﬃcult to remove.
Cutting (if required). The panel can be hand-cut by a knife (sharp utility knife or similar), or machine-cut by a bench saw or rotating blade cutter with a toothless blade.
Note: It is recommended to wear gloves during cutting. The Soundmesh® G8 facing edges may irritate or cut the skin.
Clean substrate surface with Megasorber AC5, acetone or similar. The surface must be dry, free of oil, dust, grease, rust and other contaminants.
Install the panels direct-ﬁx using Megasorber A200 or A100 adhesives, with express ﬁnish edges or between panels using powder-coated aluminium trim.
Clean dirt and marks on the Soundmesh® G8 facing with Megasorber
M8 Clean block and water. Dry with a microﬁber cloth. Remove excessive adhesive on hands, cloth or equipment with Megasorber AC5.
Direct-ﬁx acoustic panels using Megasorber A200 adhesive.
Available in 600ml sausage for caulking gun and 290ml cartridges for cartridge gun.
- Apply adhesive on the back of the acoustic panel (NOT on the Soundmesh® G8 facing).
- Install the panel immediately after application of the
Full-size panel (1.2m x 2.4m) adhesive application
Minimum bead size (glue width) = 10mm to 15mm diameter. Recommended usage: approx. 1.5 to 2 sausages per full-size panel (1.2m x 2.4m), or approx. 2-3 cartridges per full-size panel.
Direct-ﬁx with Megasorber A100
- Connect a hose and spray gun to the new canister. Roll the canister backwards and forwards vigorously for 1-2 minutes to ensure the adhesive has not settled or separated during transit.
- Spray adhesive onto the back of the acoustic panel (not on the Soundmesh® G8 facing). Spray one coat to seal the porous surface vertically and then a second coat horizontally to achieve maximum adhesive contact.
- Spray adhesive on the substrate
- Allow adhesive to dry thoroughly. The adhesive should be touch-dry in 3-5 minutes (depending on conditions).
- Bond both surfaces together within 10 minutes of the adhesive being touch-try.
- Apply uniform pressure over the surface after
Note: we recommend A100 on a smooth surface, such as refrigeration panels, plasterboards and metal panels. A100 is not suitable for uneven or textured surfaces. For uneven or textured surfaces, such as concrete soﬃt and brickwork, we recommend A200 adhesive.
Leave a gap of 20mm to 30mm between panels
Powder-coated aluminium or metal trims
FM50 Acoustic Panel
Information for Specifiers
Please feel free to use the information to include in your project specifications.