StudiofoamPro is the first melamine-free acoustical foam with a
Class A fire rating. Even though its profile is a slim 1.5” thick,
StudiofoamPro offers a higher noise reduction coefficient (NRC =.90)
than 2” Studiofoam Wedges, Auralex’s most popular product and a world
ProStudiofoamPro presents a low-cost option for sound absorption in
churches, restaurants, clubs, professional settings and other venues
that require Class A fire-rated acoustical treatment.
Due to Auralex’s proprietary chemical formulation, StudiofoamPro has
all the traditional benefits of Auralex’s industry-leading Studiofoam,
including outstanding durability due to reduced oxidation.
StudiofoamPro will not rot, crumble or suffer surface harm from normal
use like other Class A alternatives such as melamine are reported to.
Plus, it's more affordable!
StudiofoamPro is available in two sizes: 2’ x 2’ and 2’ x 4', both
1.5” thick. It is charcoal gray and features beveled edges similar to
the elegant SonoFlat and ELiTE ProPanels.
Since Auralex became involved in acoustics decades ago, they’ve
known that the Holy Grail of acoustical treatments was the invention of
a version of Auralex Studiofoam that would yield excellent absorption
characteristics AND a Class A fire rating. Auralex has worked with the
chemists for years and years on this concept, but until now had never
been able to come up with the magic formula. Now they have.
a big deal for you. Here’s why.
Some types of public buildings and some local fire codes require
that acoustical materials be Class A flame retardant. (Class A
indicates that the product’s “flame spread” and “smoke developed”
ratings fall below certain thresholds. Auralex’s popular Studiofoam has
always exhibited a strong Class B fire rating. Some competing products
are also Class B, but some are Class C and some are not flame retardant
at all, such as the products that were involved in the nightclub fires
you may have read about.) Until now, when one needed Class A acoustical
treatments under such circumstances, one’s choices were basically
cloth-covered fiberglass and a special flame-retardant type of foam
better-looking or better-performing cloth-covered fiberglass panels
than Auralex. Auralex calls them ProPanels and they are wildly
successful, primarily because the quality is second to none. The edges
are laser straight and corners don’t exhibit the frayed cloth that many
competing products do. The panels are beveled for a clean, professional
look that you'll love. But ProPanels are not as affordable as
Studiofoam has always been, so they weren’t ideal for some customers’
can be a decent absorber and does offer a Class A fire rating, but it
is quite expensive and its physical attributes make it very sensitive
to physical damage. It is quite brittle and not forgiving at all, so
while it may look good when installed, it often doesn’t stay looking
that way. Auralex has sold melamine, but it’s obviously not the ideal
So, while Auralex has been able to provide a couple different
products to customers who required Class A fire ratings, they’ve not
had a product with the perfect combination of appearance, pricing,
absorption and flame retardancy. This is why they’ve kept pushing their
chemists over the years to come up with a Class A Studiofoam formula.
They knew they could develop such a fantastic product, but it sure has
taken a long time and a lot of effort. Many times, the chemists wanted
to give up, but Auralex wouldn’t let them.
worth the effort, though.
Now Auralex can offer the ideal product: Class A flame retardancy,
excellent pricing, a pro look AND the renowned physical characteristics
of Auralex Studiofoam. StudiofoamPro exhibits the same reduced
oxidation and long-lasting physical properties Studiofoam has always
been known for, so your investment in StudiofoamPro will continue to
yield benefits for many years to come.
The reduced oxidation and physical resiliency of StudiofoamPro makes
it appropriate for use in classrooms, nightclubs, studios and more
where physical contact with the product might occur or where the
environment is less than ideal. In these cases, there’s simply no
better product choice than StudiofoamPro. Competing products’
formulations can lead to extreme oxidation under less-than-ideal
conditions, as shown in the unretouched photo here, which is of a pile
of a well-known competing product. This will NOT happen with Auralex
Studiofoam or StudiofoamPro. Auralex guarantees it.