Fräsch Press

Apr 2021
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How Installation and Testing Affects NRC Ratings

Noise Reduction Coefficient is a value between 0.0 and 1.0 that describes the sound-absorbing performance of a material. NRC ratings are primarily used to evaluate the sound absorption of a given material to reduce reverberation and increase speech intelligibility in a space. How Does a…

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Mar 2021

The Importance of Classroom Acoustics

Managing classroom noise is not simply a matter of unruly students. Many classroom’s average noise levels exceed recommended guidelines and are likely to compromise children’s ability to hear the teacher and their peers. Excessive classroom noise includes everything from highway traffic and playground noise to…

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Acoustics, Noise Reduction and NRC Ratings Explained

When looking into sound-absorbing solutions for architectural spaces, Noise Reduction Coefficient, or NRC rating, is the gold-standard the industry uses to rate different materials, products and applications. On the surface the rating is relatively simple: A higher rating means better performance. Easy peasy, right? It…

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Mar 2021

PANL Takes a Front Row Seat at OSU College of Osteopathy Tahlequah

Acoustics is increasingly important in the educational space for a multitude of reasons. In addition to the general distractibility of excess noise, speech intelligibility is one of the most important factors in creating a productive learning environment. We recently worked with Childers Architect to provide…

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Feb 2021

Fräsch announces the release of Linyfelt, a new ceiling and wall acoustical application

Fräsch, an innovative acoustical design company specializing in sustainable acoustical solutions, announced today the launch of a new acoustical application that is both beautiful and easy to install on both ceilings and walls. Linyfelt is a new acoustical product with a contemporary design aesthetic and…

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Jan 2021

14Six8: Beautiful. Functional. Sustainable.

We like to think we always keep beauty top of mind. Or is it sustainability? Or acoustic performance? It may sound like a tall order, but the fact of the matter is we don’t like to sacrifice one thing for another. And you know what?…

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Jan 2021

Did you know… you can clean AND disinfect PET?

Proper cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in public spaces and offices has become increasingly important in the post-COVID environment. Luckily, PET is made from recycled plastic water bottles – so not only is it capable of being properly sanitized it’s also extremely easy! Follow these simple…

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Jan 2021
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Fräsch announces a new, sustainable acoustical application series in partnership with 14six8

Arlington, TX January 15th, 2021 – Fräsch, an innovative acoustical design company specializing in sustainable acoustical solutions, announced today the launch of a new series of acoustic products in partnership with the prestigious architectural design firm out of the UK, 14six8. The new 14six8 series…

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Oct 2020
Acoustic tiles with optimal sound absorption by Fräsch

CUBISM acoustic tiles draw inspiration from origami

PET acoustical felt is nothing if it’s not versatile; it can be cut, shaped, printed, and molded. Add to that the available colors (or the option for paint) and the visual possibilities are endless! However, one of the bigger challenges of working with PET has…

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Sep 2020
VP of Sales acoustical solutions at Frasch

Michael Ackelbein joins Fräsch as VP of Sales

Fräsch, an award-winning PET solutions provider to the A&D and acoustical space, is excited to welcome Michael Ackelbein in the newly created position of Vice President of Sales. Michael Ackelbein, formerly VP of Global Sales at Company C, brings 20+ years of diversified executive leadership…

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Aug 2020
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ICFF Brand Spotlight – Fräsch

Silent Treatment Geometry, “functional and beautiful,” as co-founder Slavka Younger puts it, is at the heart of Fräsch’s designs, whether it’s Hive’s hexagonal honeycomb layout, the raised, textural Wedge block, the echo-alleviating Brik wall, or the tapered, human eye-shaped Teardrop. Had the Arlington, Texas-based acoustics…

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Jan 2020
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Como Community Center Gives Neighborhood a Hub To Match Its Dreams

By Julieta Chiquillo All year long, the Como Community Center in Fort Worth is a whirl of sporting events, after-school activities and community celebrations. But the center does more than offer recreation. It’s the heart of a small and proud historically African-American neighborhood with a trove of traditions…

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Nov 2019
PANL PET Felt dividers by Frasch

Fabulous, Functional Fella Acoustical Felt

Fella Acoustical Felt, from Stille by Fräsch, is a durable acoustical dampening material whose uses are limited only by your imagination. Case in point is the inspiration gallery on the Fella website, showcasing all manner of interesting applications—from the more traditional iterations of wall, ceiling, and floor…

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Nov 2019
PET Felt Christmas Tree by Frasch

Fräsch’s Sustainable Christmas Trees Are Colorful and Charitable

By Adrian Thompson at Interiors + Sources (Click Here to See the Original Article) Get ready for the holidays this winter in sustainable style with the Fräsch Christmas tree—a seasonal offering first from the office furniture and acoustical solutions company. Photo credit: Fräsch Each tree—available in 26 colors…

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Sep 2019
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Innovative Acoustics Solutions at Frasch

By Valerie Dennis Craven at Interiors and Sources Slavi Younger, co-founder at Frasch, discusses how the company can work with designers to create personalized and innovative solutions to their acoustical challenges, ranging from custom spaces to technology integration. Listen now: Listen on your favorite app: Anchor | Apple Podcasts | Breaker | Castbox | Google | Overcast | Pocket Casts | Stitcher | TuneIn

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Jun 2019
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5 Design Trends That Were Everywhere at NeoCon 2019

By Megy Karydes at Architectural Digest (Click Here for Original Article) Business casual is taking on a whole new meaning in today’s workplace. Like our workforce, our physical workplace is expected to be flexible, productive, well-connected, and mindful of our health and wellness. Those trends were definitely…

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Jun 2019

4 Interesting Products From the Floor at NeoCon 2019

By Christoph Trappe at Interiors + Sources Tired of looking at new products found at NeoCon 2019? We didn’t think so. Check out these four products Christoph Trappe found from Flexco, CF Stinson, Frasch and Symmetry. 1. Flexco—Tuflex FLEXCO® Tuflex® Force® is a premium-engineered flooring system designed…

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May 2019
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2019 NYCxDESIGN Awards Winners and Honorees Announced

Frasch is a winner in 3 categories! WINNER: Architectural Products – PANL Contract Bench + Stool – STÜL Artisanal Wallcovering Technology – MELO See Full Feature Here

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Apr 2019

Stille Acoustics: PANL Acoustic Solution

Featured Wall Treatment my Contract Design Network PANL is a versatile acoustic panel solution that can be used as a partition, wall tile, or suspended ceiling element, available in standard or custom patterns, 25 colors, and thicknesses of 9 and 12mm.

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Jan 2019

8 Product Design Companies to Watch in 2019

These eight innovative companies won 2018 Best of Year awards in the product categories for their forward-thinking design. We predict they’ll be top companies to watch in 2019. 1. Diabla: Touffu by Manel Jiménez Ibàñez and Violeta Alcaide Weishaupt Architects came together to design this bold…

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Dec 2018

Melo Awarded Best of Year by Interior Design

What a great time in NYC! The Javits Center was rocking with over 1,000 attendees excited to celebrate furniture design’s most prestigious annual event – the Best of Year awards, hosted by Interior Design Magazine. Our partners Slavka Younger, Gary Nightingale and Steve Kinder were…

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Nov 2018
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Melo: An Acoustical Wall Art Speaker by Frasch

American furniture manufacturers, Frasch, have combined an acoustic wall tile with an integrated Bluetooth speaker to create Melo. On their own, the acoustic wall tiles are able to absorb sound as a result of their felt composition. The concealed Bluetooth speaker is embedded within the tile…

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Featured in D Magazine Incubator – Dallas Innovates

What a fun week! Fresh off a trip to Germany for Oratec (more on that soon), we were thrilled to be featured in an article by Dallas Innovates, a joint partnership publication by D Magazine and the Dallas Regional Chamber. We got to spend a…

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Nov 2018

Fräsch Brings Audio to Acoustic Wall Tiles

It’s an old saying: if walls could talk. With Melo, they do. Fräsch partners Steve Kinder, Gary Nightingale, and Slavka Younger have combined an acoustic wall tile with an integrated Bluetooth speaker. On their own, the hexagonal tiles absorb sound to a noise reduction coefficient value of…

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