• August 18th, 2021

AIL Sound Walls extends product line with STC-rated Tuf-Barrier Plus

The product innovation team at AIL Sound Walls has developed a variation of our reflective Tuf-Barrier sound barrier wall system with an STC rating of 36.

Those familiar with our existing product lineup will know that we previously offered the reflective Tuf-Barrier panel along with two types of perforated absorptive panels — Silent Protector (with mineral wool batt) and Silent Protector Plus (with mineral wool batt and backer board). Cut-away views of four types of AIL Sound Wall panels

The new Tuf-Barrier Plus product was created by adding the mineral wool batt and backer board from Silent Protector Plus to the non-perforated Tuf-Barrier for a heavier reflective panel (7.5 lbs/sf / 36.5 kg/m2) with surprising sound mitigation properties. It has been independently tested at a leading acoustics laboratory and shows very impressive performance stats.

Tuf-Barrier Plus was developed in partnership with Ostergaard Acoustical Associates — a frequent specifier of our sound barrier wall solutions. They saw the cost/performance benefits of adding the mineral wool batt and backer board to the non-perforated panel to better control lower frequency sound and encouraged us to develop this product extension. In fact, Ostergaard has already specified Tuf-Barrier Plus in several projects, including some larger distribution centers where low frequency truck noise is often an issue.

Like our other panels, Tuf-Barrier Plus is also available in our longer XL panels that can span up to 16′ to further reduce installation costs with fewer foundations, posts and panels to handle.

More about Tuf-Barrier Plus

The AIL Group of Companies