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Ecore CEO Dodge Named ISRI Director, Tire Chapter Chairman

Arthur Dodge, III, CEO and President of Ecore International, has been elected Director of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and Chairman of the ISRI’s Tire Chapter. ISRI, a non-profit trade association consisting of more than 1,600 private and public for-profit companies, promotes public awareness of the value and importance of recycling in the…

Press Release: Ecore & Pliteq Lawsuit Settled

Ecore, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfaces, has successfully settled a lawsuit against Paul Downey and Pliteq, a business that sells building products for commercial sound control. The lawsuit arose as a result of Pliteq buying Ecore products through third parties and selling those products as its own manufactured product. “We…

Reverberation Time of a Balloon Pop
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Reverberation Time of a Balloon Pop

Here is a video showing what a balloon pop sounds like in a reverberant field versus an anechoic field. This footage was taken during a facility tour in Lancaster, PA at the Sound Advice-sponsored event “Autumn in Amish Country” in October 2014. Cameo by James Cottrell of The Sextant Group, and commentary courtesy of Bob…

IIC Tests: What they Sound Like
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IIC Tests: What they Sound Like

Here is a video showing what IIC acoustical testing sounds like on Ecore Commercial Flooring’s Forest rx (rubber-backed sheet vinyl) on an 8″ concrete slab with no ceiling. This footage was taken during a facility tour of Architectural Testing in York, PA at the Sound Advice-sponsored event “Autumn in Amish Country” The people you see…

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PDF of ASA Presentation Posted

We presented at the 167th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America earlier this month in Providence, RI.  The presentation was titled: “Sound Transmission Issues in Higher-Story Fitness Facilities.” A PDF of the slideshow may be found at the bottom of the Resources page.

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Need to reach a certain IIC rating? Read this before you contact an acoustic consultant.

This is something that comes up every day in my line of work: IIC [and STC] ratings of floor-ceiling assemblies.  I get calls from homeowners, architects, contractors, developers, product distributors- pretty much anyone involved in flooring whether they’re on the design side, sales side, or construction side.  Almost always, it goes the same way: Customer:…

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