LABORATORY

One of the 5 Acoustic Qualified Accredia Laboratories in Italy, Z Lab is the undisputed leader in research and development for manufacturers of materials and systems with innovative acoustic characteristics. The Laboratory doesn’t realize only certifications and tests, it also develops and research new solutions to improve sound insulation, sound absorption and to reduce the noise level of the product. The Acoustic and Thermal Laboratory has obtained the Accredia Qualification (LAB N° 1416), in compliance with the norm UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 "GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMPETENCE OF TESTING LABORATORIES AND SETTING".

Furthermore, Z Lab is the unique Acoustic Laboratory in Italy qualified by Accredia for Acoustic design in compliance with the acoustic requirements of new and existing buildings (the D.P.C.M. 5/12/1997) and for the new Building acoustics - Sound classification norm, UNI 11367.

The experimental activity conducted in the Laboratory is characterized by the use of technological instrumentations and high qualified technical team.

 

FOR CONSTRUCTION

  • Sound insulation materials
  • Sound absorber materials
  • Windows, doors and roller shutter
  • Raised floors and countertops
  • Furnitures
zlab-acoustic-laboratory-isolation-panels

Sound insulation is a basic need for buildings, for workplaces and for the soundproofing of industrial machinery.

Z Lab supports manufacturers of sound insulation materials in the certification of their product through the Qualified Acoustic Laboratory, in the research and development of performance materials in terms of sound insulation.

Several italian manufacturers of sound insulation materials have relied on the Z Lab experience for search campaigns and they have achieved important results.

Our proven experience of our Laboratory and our technical personnel and the advanced instrumentation, such as acoustic intensimetr, are the guarantee of the success for the launch of new sound insulation products suitable for different application areas.

zlab-acoustic-laboratory-absorber-materials

In meeting rooms, theaters, auditorium, call centers, the necessity to reduce the acoustic reverberation and ensure a quality of listening is crucial. For the acoustic treatment involving the use of sound-absorbing acoustic materials that absorb noise.

Z Lab supports manufacturers of sound absorber materials in the certification of their product through the Qualified Acoustic Laboratory, in the research and development of performance materials in terms of sound insulation.

Several italian manufacturers of sound absorber materials have relied on the Z Lab experience for search campaigns and they have achieved important results.

Our proven experience of our Laboratory and our technical personnel and the advanced instrumentation, such as acoustic intensimetr, are the guarantee of the success for the launch of new sound insulation products suitable for different application areas.

zlab-laboratory-soundproofing-window

Doors and windows are in most cases the most critical elements: the glass is important but its insulation doesn't coincide with the insulation of the window. In fact noise also passes through the frame, the gaskets, the sealing between the frame and sub-frame and the box for the blind. All these elements have to be taken in consideration.

Z Lab supports manufacturers of windows (windows, doors, roller shutter) materials in the certification of their product through the Qualified Acoustic Laboratory, in the research and development of performance materials in terms of sound insulation.

Several italian manufacturers of windows, doors and roller shutter have relied on the Z Lab experience for search campaigns and they have achieved important results.

Our proven experience of our Laboratory and our technical personnel and the advanced instrumentation, such as acoustic intensimetr, are the guarantee of the success for the launch of new sound insulation products suitable for different application areas.

zlab-laboratory-acoustic-absorption

Acoustic comfort in the workplace, such as offices, facilities for education and health care, high tech industries and public areas, is fundamental to have a good work environment in order to promote the welfare and the performance of people.
 
Raised floors and countertops have become key elements of the interior acoustic design, because if not properly treated they can become critical for sound insulation, connecting adjacent environment and disregarding then function of insulating partitions and for sound absorption, through problems of reflection and then subsequent reverberation.
 
On the contrary, if they are properly treated, they can seamlessly be integrated in the indoor sound insulation and they can contribute in the sound absorption.

zlab-laboratory-furniture-absorption

In meeting rooms, theaters, auditorium, call centers, the necessity to reduce the acoustic reverberation and to ensure a quality of listening is crucial. For the acoustic treatment involving the use of sound-absorbing acoustic materials that absorb noise.

At the acoustic treatment can work together important components of furniture (chairs, lamps, furniture, curtains) and be determined in environments where the acoustic treatment of walls and ceiling is severely restricted.

FOR INDUSTRY

  • Extractor fans
  • Cooling machines
  • Washing machines
  • Hairdryers
  • Air conditioning and fans
  • Vacuum cleaner and aspiration
zlab-acoustic-absorption-cookerhood

The extractor fan is often a particular troublesome source of noise and it is less and less tolerated by the consumer, due to the steady improvement of sound insulation of our homes and the improvement of the noise characteristics of the latest appliances. In fact, even at the European level, it has been paid special attention to the noise emission by household appliances, especially for the cooker hood, through the regulation of a new label, which requires the manufacturer to return a certain extent of noise level.

The noise level with the suction performance, the power consumption and design, become one of the parameters of consumer's choice and the label will certainly direct the consumer to the product with a lower level of noise.

Z Labs supports manufacturers of kitchen hoods in the certification of their product through the Acoustic Qualified Laboratory in both research and development of new products that are more silents. Z Lab intervenes with solutions of passive noise reduction (damping of engine vibrations transmitted casing, casing solutions for sound absorption, fluid flow analysis of aspiration) and solutions of active noise (active noise control).

Our proven track record of Laboratory and technical personnel, with the availability of advanced hardware and software tools (such as intensimetry acoustics and acoustic finite element analysis) represent the guarantee of the success of the trial.

zlab-laboratory-uni_en_iso_10140-2

The low noise level is always a quality appreciated for each type of appliance.

The refrigerator becomes a key element to the acoustic comfort of our house as it runs continuously, day and night, so a noisy fridge can be particularly annoying especially at night.

In fact, even at the European level it has been paid special attention to the noise emitted by household appliances, especially refrigerators, through the regulation of a new label, which requires the manufacturer to return a certain extent of noise.

The noise level then becomes one of the parameters of consumer's choice and the label certainly allow to direct the consumer towards the product with a lower level of noise. The noise is mainly determined by the compressor, that is the engine, which comes into operation to maintain the cold inside the compartments. If it is well insulated and efficient, the compressor makes less effort, and the unit is quieter.

Z Lab supports manufacturers of cooling machines in the certification of their product through the Acoustic Qualified Laboratory in both research and development of new products that are more silent, going to intervene with solutions of passive noise reduction (damping of the engine vibration transmitted to the housing, the housing solutions for sound absorption, fluid flow analysis of ventilation and cavitation) and solutions of active noise (active noise control).

Our proven track record of Laboratory and technical personnel, with the availability of advanced hardware and software tools (such as intensimetry acoustics and acoustic finite element analysis) are the guarantee of the success of the trial.

zlab-washingmachines-acoustic-absorption

Washing machines and dishwashers can be particularly troublesome sources of noise, because they are often made ​​to work for the sake of saving energy during the night (with less noise and resulting in greater discomfort) or because our homes have problems of poor sound insulation.

In fact, even at the European level it has been paid special attention to the noise emitted by household appliances and in particular for washing machines, through the regulation of a new label, which requires the manufacturer to return a certain extent of noise. The noise level then becomes one of the parameters of consumer choice and the label certainly allows to direct the consumer towards the product with a lower level of noise.

Even in washing machines using sound absorbing materials has led to more noise, achieved thanks to special suspension that absorbs very high loads and technological mechanisms that control the vibrations caused by the centrifuge. The shock absorbers and suspension system in fact allow to reduce the vibrations of the machine even at high spin speed. The more innovative models are equipped with inverter motors that make faster washing cycles and decrease the noise during the spin cycle.

Z Lab supports manufacturers of washing machines in the certification of their product through the Acoustic Qualified Laboratory in both research and development of new products that are more silents, going to intervene with solutions of passive noise reduction (damping of the engine vibration transmitted to the housing, the housing solutions for sound absorption, fluid flow analysis of ventilation and cavitation) and solutions of active noise (active noise control).

Our proven track record of Laboratory and technical personnel, with the availability of advanced hardware and software tools (such as intensimetry acoustics and acoustic finite element analysis) are the guarantee of the success of the trial.

zlab-hairdryer-acoustic-absorption

Hairdryers are useful items, as we all know, but in general they can be very noisy. The problem of noise emitted by the hairdryer is not just about individuals. It can certainly be a problem not being able to dry your hair, for example, at night, if that were necessary. But who is more affected by the fact that hairdryers are so noisy, are professionals.

It has been found, from a survey, that professional haidressers who are therefore exposed to the noise of the hairdryer all day, often suffer from headaches as well as having problems with ringing in the ears and other stress-related. The noise level then becomes one of the parameters of the consumer's choice, particularly for the professional.

Z Lab supports manufacturers of hairdryers in the certification of their product through the Acoustic Qualified Laboratory in both research and development of new products that are more silents, going to intervene with solutions of passive noise reduction (damping of the engine vibration transmitted to the housing, the housing solutions for sound absorption, fluid flow analysis of ventilation and cavitation) and solutions of active noise (active noise control).

Our proven track record of laboratory and technical personnel, with the availability of advanced hardware and software tools (such as intensimetry acoustics and acoustic finite element analysis) are the guarantee of the success of the trial.

zlab-airconditioning-iso_354_2003

The air conditioning can be a particularly bothersome source of noise in all areas of the home and it features continuous operation, even during the night.

In fact, even at the European level it has been paid special attention to the noise emitted by household appliances and in particular of air conditioning and ventilation, through the regulation of a new label, which requires the manufacturer to return a certain extent of noise. Then the noise level becomes one of the parameters of consumer's choice and the label certainly allows to direct the consumer towards the product with a lower level of noise.

Z Lab supports manufacturers of air conditioning and fans in the certification of their product through the Acoustic Qualified Laboratory in both research and development of new products that are more silents, going to intervene with solutions of passive noise reduction (damping of the engine vibration transmitted to the housing, the housing solutions for sound absorption, fluid flow analysis of ventilation and cavitation) and solutions of active noise (active noise control).

Our proven track record of Laboratory and technical personnel, with the availability of advanced hardware and software tools (such as intensimetry acoustics and acoustic finite element analysis) are the guarantee of the success of the trial.

zlab-vacuumcleaner-acoustic-absorption

The use of the vacuum cleaner becomes often a cause of trouble for the rest of the family, neighbors, and also for the user.

In fact, even at the European level has been paid special attention to the noise emitted by household appliances and in particular of air conditioning and ventilation, through the regulation of a new label, which requires the manufacturer to return a certain extent of noise. Then the noise level becomes one of the parameters of consumer's choice and the label certainly allows to direct the consumer towards the product with a lower level of noise.

Z Lab supports manufacturers of vacuum cleaner and aspiration systems in the certification of their product through the Acoustic Qualified Laboratory in both research and development of new products that are more silents, going to intervene with solutions of passive noise reduction (damping of the engine vibration transmitted to the housing, the housing solutions for sound absorption, fluid flow analysis of ventilation and cavitation) and solutions of active noise (active noise control).

Our proven track record of Laboratory and technical personnel, with the availability of advanced hardware and software tools (such as intensimetry acoustics and acoustic finite element analysis) are the guarantee of the success of the trial.

  • Z Lab-Services-Architectural acoustics-Industrial acoustics-Environmental acoustics-Laboratory-RAMS Analysis
    Acoustics measurement for partition wall
     
  • Z Lab-Services-Architectural acoustics-Industrial acoustics-Environmental acoustics-Laboratory-RAMS Analysis
    Sound power measurements in free field according to norm UNI EN ISO 3746
     
  • Z Lab-Services-Architectural acoustics-Industrial acoustics-Environmental acoustics-Laboratory-RAMS Analysis
    Provisional acoustics analysis for nebulizer system
     
  • zlab-acoustic-laboratory-rams-analysis
    Research and Development for White Industry
     
  • zlab-acoustic-laboratory-rams-analysis
    Research and Development for a hair dryer
     
  • Z Lab-Services-Acoustics-Laboratory-RAMS Analysis
    Acoustic Measurement for isolating material
     
  • Z Lab-Services-Acoustics-Laboratory-RAMS Analysis-brianza-plastica
    Acoustic Measurement for polyurethane and rubber isolating panels
     
  • Z Lab-Services-Acoustics-Laboratory-RAMS Analysis
    Acoustic Measurement for isolating materials
     
  • Z Lab-Services-Acoustics-Laboratory-RAMS Analysis
    Acoustic Measurement for hemp fiber panel
     
  • Z Lab-Services-Acoustics-Laboratory-RAMS Analysis
    Acoustic Measurement for modulated structures for doors and windows laying

     

     

     
  • Z Lab-Services-Acoustics-Laboratory-RAMS Analysis-nafco
    Acoustic Measurement for NAFCO Srl
     
  • Z Lab-Services-Acoustics-Laboratory-RAMS Analysis
    Acoustic Measurement for reflected thermal plaster
     
  • Z Lab-Services-Acoustics-Laboratory-RAMS Analysis
    Acoustic Measurement for padding for furniture
     
  • Z Lab-Services-Acoustics-Laboratory-RAMS Analysis
    Acoustic Measurement for material made up of different materials
     
  • Z Lab-Services-Acoustics-Laboratory-RAMS Analysis
    Acoustic Measurement of products for thermal and acoustic isolation
     
  • Z Lab-Services-Acoustics-Laboratory-RAMS Analysis-rockwool
    Acoustic Measurement for drywall partition with rock wool
     
  • Z Lab-Services-Acoustics-Laboratory-RAMS Analysis
    Acoustic Measurement for rolling shutter system