Collaborate Shell work pods provide a very high level of acoustic and visual privacy, allowing workers to complete focused individual tasks in a comfortable enclosed environment. Includes Collaborate Shell worktop.
Standard wall materials absorb 3%, Collaborate has been tested and absorbs 76% of sound waves!
Imagine standing in the middle of a room with all concrete surfaces and one open window, and you blow a loud whistle. The sound that hits the open window passes right through. The sound that hits the concrete surfaces in the room begin to reflect back. The NRC (Noise Reduction Coefficient) of the open window would be 1.00 which is the absence of sound reflection. The NRC of concrete is .03, indicating that 97% of the noise that hits the concrete surfaces will reflect back off the surface. The NRC value of a surface simply denotes its ability to absorb vs reflect sound. The higher the NRC value, the stronger the sound absorption and the lower the sound reflection in the room.
Collaborate panels have an NRC rating of 0.76 which means that 76% of the sound wave entering into the material will be captured and converted. Collaborate dramatically contributes to reduction of noise bleed in open plan environments.