Acrylic DONCHAMP® Noise Guard/ Noise Barriers

Supplier: Allplastics Engineering By: Vic Kalloghlian
04 February, 2021

At Allplastics Engineering we are proud to have been chosen as a distributor of the DONCHAMP® range of PMMA Acrylics including the NOISEGUARD noise barriers in Australia.

The exponential growth in highway and bridge infrastructure projects across the Australian continent has resulted in tremendous demand for noise abatement solutions.

In today’s urban environment noise abatement and mitigation are  indispensable requirements for motorways, tunnels and bridges in close proximity of residential and commercial precincts. Traditional timber and concrete noise barriers often have unfavorable visual impact, both for residents and road users, who may experience a “tunnel” effect.

In Australia various road and transport authorities have proposed the use of clear or tinted colour transparent noise barriers for key projects.

Shatter resistant options are available by the embedding of a filament within the noise barrier with the additional benefit of preventing bird strikes.

DONCHAMP® NoiseGuard cast acrylic is a specially designed & developed acrylic grade, which is highly weather resistant (30-year Clear limited manufacturer’s warranty), excellent clarity & optical properties, exceptional mechanical properties & rigidity, simple to fabricate (cut, bend & polish), whilst reducing the environmental noise pollution levels & hazardous high winds from roads, highways, bridges & rails.

DONCHAMP® NoiseGuard is the perfect solution for noise/acoustic barrier applications:

Advantages:

  • Strength / mechanical properties.
  • Easy to clean & maintain.
  • Superior optical properties.
  • Excellent noise reflection values.
  • High rigidity.
  • Dimensionally stability.
  • Exceptional UV stability (manufacturers guarantees available).
  • Light weight.

Grades Available:

? DONCHAMP® NoiseGuard

(Gloss surface finish)

? DONCHAMP® NoiseGuard FSR

(Filament Shard Retention)

? DONCHAMP® NoiseGuard Velvet

(Satin finish 1 or 2 sides)

? DONCHAMP® NoiseGuard ST

(Solid/low transparency gloss/satin finish)

 

Specialty Properties - DONCHAMP® NoiseGuard (FSR):

 

? Specially formulated, with filament protection embedment.

? Shatter resistant with the addition of our IP developed filament embedment.

? Fragment shard retention system further enabling safety for the travelling public.

? Built-in visible lines to protect bird strikes, ensuring the safety of the native birdlife.

? 30 Year clear manufacturer’s limited UV warranty against yellowing & discoloration.

? Certified by MFPA Leipzig to European standard (EN1793, EN 1794) & ZTV-Lsw 06.

? Excellent light transmission & optical clarity.

? Superior finish (no manufacturing lines, distortion, refraction & inclusions).

? Easy to shape/thermoform into cosmetically pleasing curves.

? High surface hardness (as opposed to other plastic polymers)

? Approx. 11 times more break resistant than glass.

? Light weight (approx.. half the weight of glass).

? 100% recyclable product.

? Available in a range of contemporary design colours.

? Light surface marks can be easily polished out.

? Unique & excellent safety benefits for high traffic & high winds areas.

 

The combination of both the functional and visual attractions, makes DONCHAMP® NoiseGuard panels an excellent choice for acoustic / wind barrier applications on highways, bridges and railways. The transparency of the panels opens the landscape for the road/rail user, whilst offering sound control and protection to the public (both residents and road users). DONCHAMP® NoiseGuard also can be easily transported, having approx. 11 times the break resistance of glass & considerably lower weight. Any light surface marks on DONCHAMP® NoiseGuard can be polished & marks removed.

DONCHAMP® NoiseGuard through its unique manufacturing process has one of the highest transparent substrate surface hardness, enabling ease of use in numerous commercial applications.