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.

Product
features

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

Megasorber
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.

Colours

black

dark grey

grey

aquatic

sandstone

white

Architectural applications

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

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Key Features

  • 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

Benefits

  • Reduces reverberation noise effectively
  • Excellent fire resistance: no ignition, melting, dripping or spread of flame
  • Low installation costs
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Long service life

Acoustic Properties

The Megasorber FM panel provides superior acoustic performance.

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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’


Architectural specifications

Megasorber FM sound-absorbing panel is inherently fire-resistant and lightweight and provides superior acoustic performance.

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Engineering 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℃.

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Product Codes

Standard thickness 25mm, 50mm, 100mm

Product CodeThicknessPanel Size
Megasorber FM2525mm1.2m x 2.4m
Megasorber FM5050mm1.2m x 2.4m
Megasorber FM100100mm1.15m x 2.35m

Other thicknesses available: (minimum order quantity applies) 12mm, 38mm & 75mm

Note:

  1. Base foam is either white or light-grey;
  2. 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.
  3. Product code with optional extra:
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Thickness tolerance is ± 5%, and sheet dimension tolerance is ± 1%.
  8. 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.
  9. Water repellent facing is recommended for easy surface
  10. Recommended adhesive is Megasorber A200 or Megasorber

FM25W-RW-DS

Thickness (mm)

12

25

38

50

75

100

Base Foam

W = White

G = Grey

Soundmesh® G8

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

Optional extra

DS = G8 on both sides

Blank = G8 on one side only

Physical Properties

  1. Base foam colour: White or light grey;
  2. Density, weight and thermal insulation (R-value) properties
Product CodeFM12FM25FM38FM50FM75FM100
Nominal density (kg/m³)251613121110
Nominal weight (kg/m2)0.300.400.500.600.801.0
R-value*0.350.741.121.472.212.94

* Calculated value based on thermal conductivity @ 15

Flammability

  1. 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:
IgnitabilitySpread of FlameHeat EvolvedSmoke Developed
0004
  • BS 476-6:1989+A1:2009 Fire tests on building materials and structures – Fire propagation of products:
Fire propagation index, ISub-index, i1Sub-index, i2Sub-index, i3
7.45.32.10.1

AS ISO 354-2006 Measurement Results

HzFM12FM25FM38FM50FM75FM100
1000.000.070.110.150.270.40
1250.000.10.160.220.320.60
1600.050.140.230.330.610.89
2000.050.170.400.630.770.96
2500.100.310.520.840.951.05
3150.150.480.751.141.121.07
4000.200.720.951.251.161.02
5000.300.881.051.151.081.00
6300.401.041.071.171.011.01
8000.501.041.101.131.011.01
10000.651.031.091.080.960.96
12500.751.091.101.080.940.94
16000.901.051.041.020.960.96
20001.001.040.980.941.000.92
25001.050.990.910.90.960.96
31501.050.980.900.870.940.94
40001.000.90.890.90.950.95
50000.850.820.890.870.920.92
NRC0.50.80.901.001.001.00
a0.40(H)0.60(MH)0.901.001.001.00

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).

Installation instructions

These recommendations are for general guidance only. Installation methods must be tested under actual service conditions to determine their suitability for a particular purpose.

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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.

  1. Apply adhesive on the back of the acoustic panel (NOT on the Soundmesh® G8 facing).
  2. Install the panel immediately after application of the

Application Pattern

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

Spray Adhesive

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Spray adhesive on the substrate
  4. Allow adhesive to dry thoroughly. The adhesive should be touch-dry in 3-5 minutes (depending on conditions).
  5. Bond both surfaces together within 10 minutes of the adhesive being touch-try.
  6. Apply uniform pressure over the surface after

Spray patterns

 

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.

Finish

Express Finish.

Leave a gap of 20mm to 30mm between panels

Powder-coated aluminium or metal trims

FM50 Acoustic Panel

Ceiling
Walls
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Information for Specifiers

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