low-noise pipe systems address challenges of rapid urbanisation in APAC

New sustainable pipe systems with advanced noise-reduction will enhance urbanisation efforts across the region, minimizing the impact to the acoustic environment.


Rapid urbanisation and rebuilding efforts across the APAC region have led to rising noise pollution, where infrastructure is presenting real issues in multi-storey buildings. This includes hospitals, hotels, residential complexes and offices. Pipe noise, in particular, is compromising comfort and living standards as people stay home more than ever before, and this can be far costlier to fix post-build than if addressed during planning.



Wavin, a world-leading solutions provider for the building and infrastructure industry, has launched (March 2021) a new generation of low-noise pipe systems, Wavin AS+, providing advanced noise reduction in soil and waste systems for the creation of better, quieter buildings.


Wavin has more than 60 years of expertise and is part of Orbia, a community of companies bound together by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. Wavin has 11,500+ employees in over 40 countries worldwide. It is focused on tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges in safe and efficient water supply, sanitation and hygiene, climate-resilient cities and better building performance.



Mr. Freek Crum, President, Wavin APAC said, “More than 30 years ago, Wavin introduced the world’s first, plastic low-noise soil and waste system, and we’ve continued to invest significantly in enhancing our low-noise innovations. We’re proud to launch the Wavin AS+ in APAC, as it represents a whole new level of performance for these systems, and is an ideal solution for engineers and installers creating our buildings of tomorrow.”


Noise pollution -even indoors- is a major side effect of urbanisation and can affect physical and mental health and cause sleeping problems. People in urban areas are willing to invest significantly more for greater comfort and silence in their apartments these days.


Wavin AS+ features a compact design ideal for small and narrow spaces, a unique material composition that delivers perfect sound absorption, and a patented blue seal that enhances leak- and failure-proof installation – created after countless hours of noise level testing and exploring new materials to provide the ultimate in noise reduction.


Wavin AS+ is constructed using unique high-density material and features specially-made noise-reducing brackets, certified with industry-standard sound testing at the Frauenhofer Institute in Germany. In order to further reduce sound, Wavin has also developed a unique Wavin Low Noise bracket. It is a single bracket that can be used in multiple configurations in order to optimize the noise performance of the system.


Providing the support you need to accurately predict the noise levels of a soil and waste installation, the accompanying Wavin SoundCheck Tool calculates noise levels based on individual parameters, alongside the AS+. Wavin’s SoundCheck Tool which can be used to stimulate piping system acoustics to check that noise pollution regulations are met.


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