Acoustic Pinboard

WhisperPin® is a fabric-covered acoustic pinboard, perfect for areas where noise negatively affects the sound environment.

How It Works

Each acoustic pinboard panel contains an acoustic absorber. The soundwaves pass through the outer skin of fabric, through to the infill where the sound energy is absorbed. The WhisperPin absorber (12mm) mean NRC Rating varies between 0.35 – 0.85 depending on the application (direct stick or cavity)

The panels are constructed with a patented polymer tracking system that eliminates the use of adhesives, nails, tacks, or tape while maintaining constant rigidity. This system enables tightly stretching our commercial grade fabric over the acoustic absorbers to create the acoustic art. The framework can therefore be re-used by changing the fabric ‘skin’ if a change of decoration is required.

Sustainable Acoustic Absorber

100% PET (50% recycled) and low VOC. The NRC ranges from 0.35-0.85 depending on the application (direct stick or cavity.)

NRC Explained

To quantify our product as a commercial acoustic solution, each is tested and awarded an NRC (Noise Reduction Coefficient) rating. The NRC relates to the absorption effectiveness of the material, and is calculated by averaging how absorptive a material is at four different frequencies.

Our Whisper acoustic products are tested at 125hz, 250hz, 500hz, 1,000hz, 2,000hz and 4,000hz. Taking the average number, it is then applied to the NRC scale of 0 to 1. A perfectly sound absorptive material achieves a 1, whereas a 0 indicates no absorption.

Made In Sydney

Materialised manufactures acoustic pinboards in-house. This commitment to quality is defining the new standard for design flexibility, acoustical performance and value. We print designs onto a flame retardant fabric with a modified weave, allowing air to freely pass through, whilst maintaining printed integrity. Choose designs from our vast print library or work with our team of in-house designers to supply your own.

Acoustic Pinboard Specs & Detail

The acoustic absorbers are manufactured from thermally bonded polyester fibre with up to 80% recycled fibre content from post-consumer PET packaging such as empty drink bottles.

  • 100% PET – 50% recycled
  • GreenTag GreenRate Level A – coming soon
  • Safe, non-irritant, non-toxic, and non-allergenic
  • Products are 100% recyclable
  • Low VOC
  • Weight: Approx. 2400 gsm per panel
  • High reuse potential

NRC Rating varies between 0.35 – 0.85 depending on the application (direct stick or cavity)

  • Tested to AS ISO 9705:2003 (R2016) in accordance with AS 5637.1:2015
  • Group 1 SMOGRA (in m2/s2 x 1000) is 7.4
  • Class A fire rated – Tested as a stretched fabric panel assembly according to ASTM-E84 and ASTM-E2573 fire test standards.
  • 100% Post-Industrial recycled content in most track profiles.
  • 100% Recyclable
  • PVC Free is available in select tracks

A flame retardant fabric with a modified weave is used for our art, allowing air to freely pass through, whilst maintaining printed integrity.

We understand that every space is unique, therefore our custom design options allow for an almost unlimited choice of design and colour, or you may choose to use your own images.

Can’t decide what images to use? Head to our extensive Image Library. The library provides a curated collection of designs ranging from abstract, landscapes, photographic and botanicals that suit any project.

There is a range of custom sizes or we can customise. However, transportation of the panels must be considered. The maximum size is 1200 x 2400mm.

Each panel is reinforced with four corner inserts that are riveted into the track profile.

100mm of bleed is used for tucking the fabric and for proper alignment of patterns.

WhisperPin® is supplied fully assembled and ready to hang, just like normal artwork. Installation is simple and is done using an aluminium split batten z-clip (included) connecting to the panel’s track profile. The other half is screwed into the wall. Screws are not included.

Gently vacuum regularly with appropriate attachment. If subject to spillage, blot  immediately. Keep blotting until spillage is removed. Warm soapy water or upholstery shampoo can be used for any marks or stains. Pre-test all solutions on a hidden area. Always rinse with clean water and blot dry to finish. If in any doubt, contact Materialised.

Technical Overview & Drawings

Polymer track stretching system (bold lines)
Absorber (curved lines)
Fabric (dashed lines)

For more information, please contact us on: +61 (0)2 8558 3500 or email us at sales@materialised.com