Anaheim, CA (January 24, 2008)--Doing its part to lessen both the impact on the environment and the country's dependence on fossil fuels, especially foreign crude oil imports, Auralex Acoustics introduced Eco-Friendly StudioFoam, reportedly the first "green" acoustical foam product on the market, at the NAMM Show.
Auralex's new StudioFoam products now include soy components, reducing petroleum-based chemical usage by up to 60 percent. This greener formula helps reduce global warming emissions without impacting the product's longevity and acoustical properties, according to the company.
Auralex said its StudioFoam has been manufactured for some time without harmful chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which have been implicated in the depletion of the ozone layer. In making the conversion over to the new soy-based hybrid formula, Auralex now boasts of an improved performance and durability over conventional petroleum-based foams for these products.
"Green initiatives are no longer reserved for environmentalists; consumers as a whole are moving towards ecologically-friendly lifestyles and products," says Dave Paxton, director of operations at Auralex Acoustics. "Auralex is proud to be doing its part in conserving the environment and reducing global warming and our dependence on fossil fuels. Auralex will continue to create products that are beneficial to the audio industry as well as those that are conducive to our environment."
The new Eco-Friendly StudioFoam is available in the same color choices and cuts as the original. There is no increase in cost to either the dealer or consumer. The new offering meets and exceeds the quality of product and testing data (acoustical and fire) that the professional consumer demands, according the company.
Auralex Acoustics, Inc.