Quiet Mark making waves for Armourcoat with dedicated ‘Quiet Zone’

Quiet Mark making waves for Armourcoat with dedicated ‘Quiet Zone’

Armourcoat created a ‘quiet space’ on its stand at Surface Design Show, to highlight the benefits of its acoustic plaster system and its Quiet Mark Award. The company also featured among the main stage speakers and presentation to the 2019 Surface Design Award winners.

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Minster Buildings, 3 Minster Court reception areas and atrium, London.

The Surface Design Show, held at Islington’s Business Design Centre, is a must-attend trade event to source products, gain new insights and connect with innovative and exciting materials such as Armourcoat Acoustic.

The system comprises of a special mineral wool composite panel that is bonded onto the substrate and finished with a seamless layer, presenting an elegant marble-based plaster finish while allowing sound energy to pass through the surface.

The Armourcoat stand focused on creating a ‘quiet space’ at the show using the new acoustic plaster system recently granted the Quiet Mark Award – the international mark of approval from the Noise Abatement Society Charitable Foundation.

Through its pioneering acoustic tests, Quiet Mark awards its distinctive Purple Q Mark to products and services that show excellence in low-noise and high-performance.

Poppy Szkiler, Founder and Managing Director of Quiet Mark, shared seasoned insights as a third-generation noise reduction campaigner on the main stage. As Executive Producer of the critical-hit feature documentary ‘In Pursuit of Silence’, Poppy discussed acoustic solutions for a noisy world.

Armourcoat also supported the 2019 Surface Design Awards, sponsoring the ‘Sustainability’ category.

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About Quiet Mark

In our stressful lives, we are often surrounded by a cacophony of sound we have little power to stop. The louder the noise around us, the more energy we waste to overcome it. In 2012, Quiet Mark embarked on a journey to create a solution to the problem with a positive, relevant consumer champion campaign for the use of quieter technology in our homes, workplaces, living spaces and outdoor environments.

Quiet Mark, associated with the Noise Abatement Society charity founded in 1959, sprang from the response to public complaints received by the Society’s National Noise Helpline, concerning the volume of excessive noise made by household tools, appliances and technology which surround us, dominating everyday life.

Quiet Mark has provided the answer with a trusted universal award-symbol and system of support for consumers and industry alike to help transform the aural environment for the benefit of all, by conducting expert independent technical assessments and commending a selection of quietest technology and noise reduction solutions available on the market.

The response from global industry has been momentous and positive with over 60 leading global brands across first 50 product categories, from dishwashers to garden tools to noise reduction solutions, on board including AEG Electrolux, BSH Bosch, DeLonghi, Dyson, Fisher & Paykel, Interface, Karcher, Logitech, Magimix, Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic, Philips, Pilkington Glass, Rockwool, Sage, Samsung, Siemens, STHIL, Whirlpool.

These companies have decided to invest responsibly in acoustic design, achieving awards for the technical excellence of their quieter products or solutions to unwanted noise, they use the distinctive purple Quiet Mark logo to help consumers and buyers easily find them in retail stores or online.

If we all choose to ‘Buy-Quiet’ and industry-at-large makes noise reduction solutions a priority at R&D design stage we can collectively stop the harmful effects of noise pollution, reverse the problem and protect the health of the generations to come.

Quiet Mark received an honourable mention in the IHS Markit Innovation awards, presented at ShowStoppers, IFA Berlin 2018.

Jess Bacon
Jess Bacon

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