Sonobex - Noise barrier technology


Loughborough University has invented innovative noise barrier technology to provide a cost-effective, less intrusive noise reduction for busy transport links. Full-scale prototypes are currently on trial in road, rail and industrial applications.  



A pioneering application of acoustic metamaterials.  Cylinders are precisely arranged to most effectively absorb the frequency of soundwaves in a specific environment

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Many advantages over conventional sound proofing - light and air permeable facilitates drainage, typically uses less than half the material of a solid barrier

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Sonobex has been established to raise the investment to commercialise the technology.  Demonstrator prototypes are installed in the UK with further trials are planned for Europe

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Joanne Whitaker
Head of Intellectual Property Commercialisation
Loughborough University
Daniel Elford
Luke Chalmers
Gerard Swallowe
Fedor Kusmartsev
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