Autex Acoustics
commercial & residential sound control

CONTACT INFO

824 Saint Andrews Cir.
Paso Robles, CA 93446-4637
Fax: 805-457-8932

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Founded in 1967, Autex is a manufacturer and distributor of 100% recyclable polyester products. From their humble beginnings manufacturing carpet and underfelts, Autex have lead the way in developing innovative, high quality polyester products and solutions designed to meet customer’s needs. Pioneering new materials and systems; Autex’s ranges of interior acoustics have enhanced the sound clarity in schools, theater and commercial buildings in over 25 countries. Autex manufactures in the UK, New Zealand and Australia with plans to locally manufacture in the USA.

As well as a dedicated focus to proactive product development, Autex are committed to best practices. Certified in ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Quality and Environmental Management Systems; Autex continue to achieve new standards in their global environmental foot-print.

Incorporating Autex’s interior acoustic solutions into architectural design greatly diminishes reverberated noise by absorbing sound and creating a comfortable environment. Autex’s range of interior acoustics and wallcoverings can be printed on, custom cut to shape and specified to fit any application where sound control and design aesthetic is crucial.

From hospitality to offices, classroom and theaters; obtaining optimum levels of acoustic absorption is ideal for gaining a higher quality of life, increased productivity and better learning environments. Autex’s experienced design engineers are available to work alongside architects, interior designers and facility planners to create bespoke solutions that achieve the best possible acoustic outcome to redefine your environment.

ALL PRODUCTS

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Acoustic Wallcovering - Composition

Reduce reverberation noise and add a vibrant feature to your environment with Autex Composition. An acoustic and decorative wall fabric, Autex Composition is the simple choice for managing echo and creating a durable interior solution. Available in a range of over 25 classic colors, Autex Composition provides the freedom to create a unique look in any space. Made from a 100% polyester, needle-punched velour fabric and thermally bonded to an acoustic backing, Autex Composition reduces the need for extensive wall preparation and painting. Transform your walls into acoustic notice boards by taking advantage of the tackable and hook-and-loop receptive surface, providing the perfect complement for commercial offices, libraries, and the education sector. Made from 100% polyester fiber; Autex Composition contains a minimum of 60% post-consumer recycled content and is manufactured under Autex's ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited Quality and Environmental Management Systems. It is also moisture resistant so that it won't stain, rot or break down making Autex Composition the safe, non-toxic, long-lasting and sustainable acoustic wall treatment.

Autex Composition Data Sheet
Autex Composition Color Guide
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Acoustic Wallcovering - Sordino

An acoustic and decorative wall fabric; Sordino was developed specifically to manage reverberated noise and create modern durable interior solutions. Available in a range of over 25 premium colors with a smooth sophisticated flat pile, SordinoTM offers unlimited design options. Sordino is constructed from a 100% polyester, needle-punched velour fabric thermally bonded to an acoustic backing. Adhered to the wall substrate, Sordino reduces the need for extensive wall preparation and painting. Ideal for use on vertical surfaces; Sordino can also be used as a tackboard, effectively transforming your walls into acoustic notice boards. Sordino is suited to the Tertiary and Secondary education sectors, commercial offices, theaters, libraries, retail and the hospitality industry. Apply Sordino as a simple yet sophisticated high-end solution to controlling noise in interior environments. Made from 100% polyester fiber; Sordino contains a minimum of 60% recycled content and is manufactured under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited Quality and Environmental Management systems.

Sordino Data Sheet
Sordino Color Guide

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Acoustic Panel - Cube

Discover the limitless design flexibility of Cube a lightweight and semi-rigid panel that has sound absorbing properties. Designed with solid color throughout, Cube has the potential to be used in a large array of spatial design and interior solutions. More than just a traditional interior acoustic panel; Cube can be employed as a base material for creative solutions where design and aesthetics are important. Cube is made from 100% polyester under Autex's ISO 14001 accredited Environmental Management System. Containing a minimum of 65% post-consumer recycled material (PET bottle-flake); Cube is completely safe, non-toxic, non-allergenic and non-irritant.

Cube Data sheet
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Acoustic Panel - Quietspace®

Engineered for superior sound absorption and balanced acoustic design; Quietspace® Panel is a premium sound solution for wall and ceiling applications. Utilizing the latest cutting and printing technology, any image or design can be recreated as a unique acoustic detail, custom panel or artwork. An ideal alternative to fabric wrapped frames, Quietspace® Panel is light-weight, semi-rigid, impact resistant and incredibly durable, allowing interior designers to explore new horizons and break established boundaries, whilst achieving high levels of sound absorption. Quietspace® Panel is supplied to site in sheet form that can be cut and framed on site eliminating issues with on-site variations in wall size and shape that have traditionally posed problems for fabric wrapped panels manufactured and finished off-site. Quietspace® Panel is made from 100% recyclable polyester and manufactured under Autex's ISO 14001 accredited Environmental Management System. Quietspace® Panel contains a minimum of 60% post-consumer recycled material (PET bottle-flake).

Quietspace® Panel Data Sheet
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Workstation Acoustic Panel

Employ greater flexibility in commercial design with Autex's Workstation; a 100% polyester needle-punched fabric, thermally bonded to an acoustic backing. Workstation combines superior noise absorption with unique finishing options for an ideal working or learning environment. Durable and lightweight, Workstation can be used in a wide array of commercial applications, including office dividers and partitions, sustainable furniture and as a creative medium for sound absorbing feature pieces. Workstation will help increase privacy in open offices, reduce reverberated sound and assist in controlling background chatter noise; creating a private, comfortable and functioning workplace environment. With the ability to custom print and cut, the bright and clean colors of Workstation can inspire unique designs and creative solutions where functionality and aesthetics are crucial. Made from 100% recyclable polyester and manufactured under Autex's ISO 9001 accredited Quality Management System, Workstation contain a minimum of 60% post-consumer recycled material. Non-toxic, non-allergenic and non-irritant, Workstation is the ideal solution to redefining your office environment.

Workstation Data Sheet
Workstation Color Guide

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Acoustic Hanging Baffles - Quietspace® Lattice

Redefine your environment with Quietspace® Lattice; a premium range of suspended acoustic absorbing baffles constructed from Autex Cube. Artistically designed with functionality in mind; Lattice is ideal for reducing reverberated noise and controlling the echo of background chatter. Constructed from Autex Cube; Lattice is made from 100% polyester and manufactured in New Zealand under Autex's ISO 14001 accredited Environmental Management System. Containing a minimum of 65% post-consumer recycled material, Quietspace® Lattice is the obvious choice for sustainable acoustic control. Quietspace® Lattice is a non-toxic, non-allergenic and a non-irritable product making it ideal for environments where health and safety is key including hospitality, offices and the education sector.

Quietspace® Lattice Eclipse Data Sheet
Quietspace® Lattice Trapezium Data Sheet
Quietspace® Lattice Torus Data Sheet
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Acoustic Hanging Baffles - Quietspace® Frontier™

Remarkable and revolutionary; Quietspace® Frontier™ is a completely configured modular acoustic ceiling system for targeted or whole room sound absorption. An ideal application for open-plan settings, Quietspace Frontier creates a unique feature that enhances spaces visually and acoustically. Adjustable prior to and post installation; Quietspace Frontier can be suspended or direct fixed with its patented aluminum channels and connector clips, allowing for complete creative and acoustic flexibility. Made from Autex Cube™ in 13 vibrant colors, Quietspace Frontier is available in four clever modular designs that can be mixed and matched to create unique forms and patterns. For a personal approach, the Autex design team can create custom fins to add life in any environment. Cube is made from 100% recyclable polyester and manufactured under Autex's ISO 14001 accredited Environmental Management System. Containing a minimum of 60% post-consumer recycled material (PET bottleflake); Cube is completely safe, non-toxic, non-allergenic and non-irritant.

Quietspace® Frontier™ Data Sheet
Quietspace® Frontier™ Lookbook

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3D Tiles - Quietspace®

Open the realms of acoustic design flexibility with Quietspace®3D Tile; a modular acoustic wall tile designed to create a contemporary finish and add simple and effective acoustic control to any interior environment. Lightweight and semi-rigid; Quietspace® 3D Tile redefines sustainable design whilst reducing reverberated sound and controlling background noise. Made from 100% polyester and containing a minimum of 60% post-consumer recycled material, Quietspace® 3D Tile is completely safe, non-toxic, non-allergenic, non-irritant and certified low VOC. Suitable for residential, office, education, retail and hospitality spaces; redefine your environment with Quietspace® 3D Tile.

Quietspace® 3D Tile - S-5.26 Data Sheet
Quietspace® 3D Tile - S-5.34 Data Sheet
Quietspace® 3D Tile - S-5.37 Data Sheet
Quietspace® 3D Tile - S-5.50 Data Sheet
Quietspace® 3D Tile - S-5.53 Data Sheet

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Acoustic Office Furniture - Loch™

Create your own space with Autex Loch; a personal slide-on acoustic divider for a quiet and sheltered desk space. Available in three unique styles; Loch is a simple acoustic solution for privacy in open plan settings. Turn open collaborative desk spaces into intimate, personal workstations with the effortless slide-on/slide-off capability of Loch. Allowing for an infinite number of configurations; Autex Loch can be adjusted and moved to suit the dynamic requirements of a fast paced modern workspace. Made from Autex Cube - a lightweight, semi-rigid and pin-receptive acoustic panel; Loch promotes a personalized and acoustically balanced area without interruption to a collaborative environment. Cube is made from 100% polyester and manufactured under Autex's ISO 14001 accredited Environmental Management System. Containing a minimum of 65% post-consumer recycled material (PET bottle-flake); Cube is completely safe, non-toxic, non-allergenic and non-irritant.

Loch Data Sheet

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Students Benefit From Revitalized Learning Spaces

Three Gisborne Schools have recently undergone a much needed retrofit of their older and relocatable, kitset classrooms as part of New Zealand's Ministry of Education Modern Learning Environment program. This project was initiated when it was identified that these types of buildings had potential structural failings and an upgrade of the structural integrity would present several benefits and extend the building life a further 20 years.
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Auckland City Council

Achieving a customer-centric approach has become increasingly an important goal for Auckland City Council; as such, the focus on creating a "found space retail experience" has become a crucial element for their new Customer Service Centers.
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Frankie Pendant

Autex worked in collaboration with Rebecca Asquith and Tim Wigmore from Designtree on designs to create acoustic furniture and lighting. The project was hugely successful and we sat down with Rebecca to discuss the process and results.
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Herne Bay Living

In this modern and stylish Herne Bay Home, a true sense of design and flare is manifested by black and white fixtures that surround an impressive collection of art and personal touches.
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Vend

Like many office spaces, Point of Sale specialists; Vend have a multi-purpose meeting space that facilitates meetings and conferences between their offices worldwide. For this to be effective their conferencing approach requires a realistic virtual presence between participants. Room acoustics and speech intelligibility are fundamental components in making video conferencing a difficult task.
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Albany Primary School

Albany Primary School recently completed an exciting building project which included a new administration block and staff room. Project Manager, Robert Palmer (EBS) chose Autex Quietspace® Ceiling Tiles due to their superior sound absorption properties and high green building' credentials.
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99 Designs

Situated adjacent to the Richmond train line and housing a spectrum of working and playing spaces, 99 Designs required a robust acoustic strategy to meet the sound-control requirements of its diverse program.
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Takanini Child & Family Center

Creating a comfortable yet stimulating space for children has become an essential focus for child care centers across the country and Takanini Child and Family Center is no exception.
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Cliff Top Remuera

Nestled on top of a Remuera cliff is a stunning home designed by Malcolm Taylor and his team at Xsite Architect. This contemporary, state of the art home has been designed with acoustics in mind and is a comfortable, stylish, functional work of art.
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GHD

For Architectural firm GHD, having an effective video conferencing rooms that provides a realistic virtual presence between participants was an important feature in the design of their new office.
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Supreme Award for Redefined Heritage Building

Keeping the rustic charm of a heritage building is often sacrificed with the demands of a modern workplace. Faced with a 400sqm 100-year-old heritage building, Architect Jose Gutierrez was faced with a number of issues affecting the performance of the space as a functioning workplace for the newly rebranded TRA's 40 staff.
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Creative Solutions for Innovative Learning Environments

New technologies in schools have resulted in a paradigm shift in the way educational spaces are created and used. Today's learning environments consist of flexible speaking and listening spaces where collaboration, group work, complex problem solving, digital information gathering and publishing occur.
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Designing Acoustics that Complement Company Brand and Culture

When you walk into a business for the first time it's not uncommon to get an instant feeling about what type of company they are, and all too often a customer will form an impression on this. Having taken the time to create a solid brand that is consistent and clear it is important for a company to represent this in the space they operate, not only for the customers but so employees also feel a part of the message and culture that the brand represents.
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Premium Acoustics for a Busy Call Center

Founded in 2006 by brothers Reg and Louis Rix, Carfinance247 is one of Manchester's fastest growing business and is recognized as UK's No.1 car finance broker. As the business expanded it soon became apparent that the fast-paced, busy sales environment produced excessive levels of noise, making it difficult for advisers to communicate with customers over the phone.
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Acoustic Solution for Westmount New Learning Center

Westmount School recently refurbished their Kaipara campus to include a new learning center designed around forward thinking learning styles. The modern learning center includes a large open collaborative area, banquette seating and glazed brainstorm and project rooms. Although aesthetically pleasing; the hard surfaces and large open area had the potential to produce high levels of noise reverberation and create a disruptive learning environment.
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A Lively Space for Work and Play

Holistic design studio Think and Shift are award winning spatial and product designers who deliver exceptional results. One of their recent projects involved the retrofit of their own Auckland based studio The Aviary'. The vision for this project was to design a functional studio space shared by multiple creative businesses; somewhere they could work creatively, meet with clients and have a lot of fun.
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Acoustic Balance for Historic Building

Designed by a local architect William Owen in 1895, Parr Hall is Cheshire's only surviving professional concert Hall. Over the years this historic hall has hosted many a notable artist including The Rolling Stones, The Who and Arctic Monkeys as well as famous comedians such as Jimmy Carr and Andy Parson.
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State of the Art Aquatic Center

The long anticipated Sir Owen G. Glenn National Aquatic Center opened its doors to the public earlier this year. The state of the art swimming complex has set a new standard in aquatic excellence, providing kiwis with a world-class training environment as well as the capacity to host national and international competitions.
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Acoustic Transformation for British International School

Located in the heart of the bustling Singapore Business District, Tanglin School is a British International School catering for students from Nursery right through to Sixth Form (3-18 years). Entering its 90th year of educating students from all around the globe; Tanglin School are always looking to improve and provide state of the art facilities and have collaborated with Autex to transform a classroom into a modern learning environment.
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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Center

Proudly showcasing the rich culture of Australia's Aboriginal people; over the last 25 years Tjapukai Cultural Center has allowed visitors to interact and learn more about the Tjapukai way of life and traditional practices. While recently renovating their cultural center, they experienced some concerns with the spaces acoustic performance.
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Acoustic Solution for Industrial Office

Located in central Auckland; BQH Quantity Surveyors occupy an industrial style office featuring high ceilings, wooden floorboards and exposed brick walls. Though modern and aesthetically pleasing; these highly reflective surfaces can cause acoustic chaos if no reverberation treatment is implemented.
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Capturing the Imagination of a Nation

Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War opened at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa on April 17th 2015 to mark this year's WWI centenary. The result of a creative collaboration between a national museum and Academy Award-winning special effects company WETA; the exhibition integrates the disciplines of film-making with exhibition design and immersive story-telling.
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Industrial Warehouse to A-Grade Office

The Regatta Group's newly converted state-of-the-art headquarters has been recognized as the UK Project of 2015 at the FX International interior design awards. The award-winning 6.8m project inspires awe and evokes a sense of collaboration and community, as well as a feel for the great outdoors.
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Acoustic Excellence for Schools

Background noise and reverberation can create problems for students as competing background noise can cause students to easily miss key words, phrases and concepts. When designing for educational environments it is essential to ensure effective acoustics are achieved.
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Hilton Brown Swim School

Recent findings about teachers losing their voice and struggling to be heard over a loud class in the education sector has come as no surprise. As research has found this can addressed by lining the walls of the classroom with an acoustic fabric, but how can reverberation issues be addressed if the walls and floors cannot be treated and are made from hard reflective surfaces?
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Importance of Acoustics in Hospitality

Interior acoustic quality in environments such as bars, cafs and restaurants can have a significant impact on patrons and staff alike, affecting the business itself. Numerous factors impact the overall acoustic quality of these spaces such as the speech, background noise and architectural design of the room itself.
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Charlie & George

Creating an environment which was inviting and comfortable was an essential goal in ensuring "Charlie & George" was a welcoming space for their customers. Since opening in September 2013, staff quickly noticed that the concrete floors and large glass windows were creating echoes and reverberated noise, impacting the experience that they wanted to provide their customers.
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Liberated Team Environment - The Future Workplace

Unispace's recent move into their new Auckland CBD office was driven by a number of factors; proximity to clients, showcase of in-house design-project management capabilities and as a working example of a functional future workspace. Taking this opportunity to completely rethink the way their employees work - allowing maximum flexibility and productivity - the new Unispace office sets a new standard and is truly unique in both design and functionality.


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