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Entry Level Sound Insulation Panel System

ZIPS Modul panels are mounted directly onto the surface of single-layer enclosing structures: walls and ceilings, without using a frame. Improves sound insulation of walls and ceilings by 16-18 dB. Maximum noise reduction is achieved in the frequency range corresponding to the human voice.

Eight Special Vibration Joints

ZIPS Modul panels are attached to walls and ceiling by special vibration joints that prevent transmission of noise from insulated surface to external surface of the structure.

Unique design of vibration joints and the method of ZIPS panels attachment through these joints are patented.

Additional Sound Insulation for Walls and Ceilings of up to 18 dB

The use of lightweight sound-absorbing and heavy sound-reflecting layers in the panels, as well as the absence of rigid connections in the form of framework, ensures efficient reduction of transmitted sound waves.

Additional airborne sound isolation value for ZIPS Modul is from 16 to 18 dB.

Features of the material usage, ready-to-use soundproofing structures and examples of implemented projects can be found in the "Usage" tab.
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Features

ZIPS Modul sandwich panels are optimal when it comes to price/sound insulation ratio. They efficiently deal with noises such as loud talking, shouting, TV, dog barking, water noise.

 

Which ZIPS is Best for Myself? Comparison Table

SystemMaterial to be sound-insulatedEfficiency, dBTotal thickness,  mmNoises to be reducedSuper power and its application
ZIPS Vector Foam concrete, brick, tongue-and-groove block ΔRw up to 12-14 dB 53 Talking, TV, radio The thinnest panel of the ZIPS family. More often is used for sound-insulation of walls and partitions.
ZIPS Modul Brick, concrete ΔRw = 16-18 dB 83 Loud talking, shouting, TV, dog barking, water noise Effective system, suitable for solution of 80% of all household noise issues
ZIPS Cinema Concrete, brick ΔRw = 19-20 dB 133 Loud talking, shouting, TV, dog barking, water noise, noise from a loud audio system or a home theater The most effective sound-insulating system in the entire ZIPS range. When you use this system, it means that everything that can be done has been done.
ZIPS III-Ultra Foam concrete, brick, concrete ΔRw = 16-18 dB 55 Loud talking, shouting, TV, dog barking, water noise The ultimate system in terms of the thickness/efficiency ratio. Despite being thin, it ensures great additional sound insulation and is suitable for 80% of tasks.
ZIPS-4 Foam concrete, brick, concrete ΔRw = 16-19 dB 55-105 Loud talking, shouting, TV, dog barking, water noise Family flagship . This system is for those who value their time and money. It not only ensures top efficiency despite its lesser thickness, but also allows to level the surface using adjusting supports, thus avoiding wet processes.
ZIPS Slim Foam concrete, aerated concrete, tongue-and-groove block ΔRw = 11 dB 37.5 Conversations, TV, radio The thinnest panel of ZIPS family. It is used for sound insulation of inter-flat walls made of foam concrete with a thickness of < 200 mm

Maintenance info

Composition and description

ZIPS Modul sound-insulating panel system consists of 70 mm (2.7 in) thick ZIPS Modul sandwich panels and special 12.5 mm (0.5 in) thick finishing plasterboard sheets. The total thickness of the system is 83 mm (3.2 in).

ZIPS Modul sandwich panels are a combination of moisture-resistant gypsum plasterboard layers and a basalt fiber slab. Each sandwich panel includes eight vibration insulating joints for installation on the surface.

Storage

ZIPS Modul panels must be stored in dry, enclosed premises, away from any precipitation.

The panels should be stacked horizontally on wooden pallets, boards, or other padding materials to avoid sagging.

Features of the material usage

ZIPS Modul sound-insulating panel system is used for additional sound insulation of walls and ceilings. It is mounted onto single-layer structures without a frame.

Do not use the system for partitions and ceilings less than 80 mm (3 in) thick.

Installation guides, video instructions, certificates, acoustic measurement protocols and other materials for download can be found in the "Support" tab.
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Physical Properties

Work size of panels (excluding ridge area):
1,200 х 600 mm (47 x 24 in)
Sandwich panel thickness:
70 mm (2.7 in)
System thickness with the finishing plasterboard layer:
83 mm (3.3 in)
Panel weight:
20.5 kg (45 lbs)
Surface density of the system:
39 kg/m2 (8 lb/ft2)

Acoustic Properties

Airborne Sound Insulation

Index of additional airborne noise soundproofing
∆Rw = 16-18 dB

Measurement results

Frequency, Hz100125160200250315400500
silicate brick wall 120 mm (4.8 in) (Rw = 50 dB) 41 42 39 39 44 41 42 42
silicate brick wall 120 mm (4.8 in) + 70 mm (2.7 in) Zips Modul + 12,5 mm (0.5 in) gypsum plasterboard (Rw = 68 dB) 43 46 47 55 63 62 64 70
Frequency, Hz630800100012501600200025003150
silicate brick wall 120 mm (4.8 in) (Rw = 50 dB) 45 49 51 55 57 60 64 66
silicate brick wall 120 mm (4.8 in) + 70 mm (2.7 in) Zips Modul + 12,5 mm (0.5 in) gypsum plasterboard (Rw = 68 dB) 74 79 82 88 91 92 93 94

Downloads

Features of the material usage, ready-to-use sound-proofing structures and examples of implemented projects can be found in the "Usage" tab.
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Popular questions

Jovanović Željko 6 December 2022
Do I have to use gypsum plasterboard?
Expert answer

By adding a finishing layer of specialized gypsum plasterboard to the ZIPS system, you can preserve the system's sound insulation efficiency, boost its bearing capacity, and make finishing easier.

For a better effect, we recommend using a weighted gypsum plasterboard with a surface mass (about 12 kg/m2 (2.4 lb/ft2)).  

Marko 6 December 2022
Can I attach a shelf onto ZIPS Modul?
Expert answer

Yes, you can. Most household hanging items fit inside the maximum load of 50 kg (110 lbs.) per linear meter that may be attached to the ZIPS structure.

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Miljan Cekić 6 December 2022
Can I install ZIPS Modul if my renovation is already finished? Plaster, putty, and non-woven wallpaper have been already applied to the wall and parquet flooring has been installed. Still, I want to soundproof an adjoining wall.
Expert answer

Yes, you can install the ZIPS Modul panel system even if your renovation has already been finished. You can install it directly onto the wall. You do not have to remove the wallpaper. You just need two layers of Ultrakustik Tape 100 laid along the perimeter. The sound-insulating lining should be brought up to the ceiling overlap and rest on the floor screed (the finish coating should be cut off).

Isidora 6 December 2022
How do I install an electrical outlet to the ZIPS structure?
Expert answer

We recommend using surface mounted outlets and switches, while the hole for wires, if laid behind the sound-insulating structure, should be insulated with Ultrakustik VS sealant. If a built-in option is required, then Ultrakustik Box outlet boxes can be used to preserve the efficiency of the design.

Srđan Petrović 6 December 2022
Can I install the panels on an uneven surface?
Expert answer

We recommend installing the system only on smooth/putty-leveled surfaces. ZIPS Z4 is an exception, as it can adjust to unevenness up to 50 mm (2 in).