What Is Acoustic Cotton?
Acoustic cotton is a soundproofing material that limits echoes and reverberations while reducing sound transfer.
This lightweight material has a few powerful acoustic properties that make it an excellent choice for residential and commercial applications.
Acoustic cotton panels feature skin-safe materials that you can cut to fit any space. The cotton fibers create a soft, absorbent surface that traps sound. As a result, a room with acoustic cotton panels will have less noise from echoes and reverberations.
What’s more, because the material is dense, it limits sound transfer. A soundwave has to work hard to pass through this material, meaning it loses energy in the process. Any sound that passes through is softer than it started.
Is Cotton a Good Sound Absorber?
Cotton is an excellent sound absorber. As a soft, light material, cotton is easy to pack into dense panels. Increasing a panel’s density helps it absorb sound since there is more material to disperse the energy. Cotton panels also trap sound due to their fibrous nature. Cotton fibers create small air pockets within the panel. Sound can enter the pockets, but it will lose energy on the inside. With less energy for its exit, less sound will reverberate or echo back toward the source.