Nuove Dimensioni Ambientali, S.p.A. (N.D.A.), the Italian supplier of solutions for acoustic insulation, uses Basotect® to absorb sound and thermally insulate its Zeus® ventilation system. Zeus is designed to provide thermal insulation and sound absorption in building air vents and the inside is lined throughout with light gray Basotect G. BASF’s open-cell melamine resin foam is used in a thickness of 20 mm for this application. The foam ensures that the 54 dB rated Zeus ventilation system meets the strict noise control requirements that apply to residential buildings in Italy. The minimum requirement of 40 dB is established in the DPCM (Decreto del Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri) dated 5 December 1997.
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