Datlink is a local supplier of thermal and acoustic products that are made from recovered & recycled polyester (PET – coke/water bottles etc.). Our product range includes fibre blankets and fibreboards to address both thermal insulation and acoustic problems.
The goal of Datlink is providing an upgraded insulation and roofing solution to all sectors of the industry. Recent legislation stipulates improved thermal solutions within both heavily and lightly populated working and living environments and covers the full range from domestic through to industrial buildings. Recent educational drives, seminars and courses have helped make the legislation more understandable for both end-users and specifiers, but the knowledge of which products are the best ‘fit for purpose’ within this legislation still requires continuous input. Datlink prides itself on supplying this input to professional architects, engineers and end-users across the construction and supply industry.
Just as important as choosing the correct product is identifying the correct details and fixing methods that ensure that the product choice is installed according to the specifications. The Datlink team is dedicated to making sure that the correct products are used in accordance with the client’s brief, the legislation and the allocated budget. This ensures that the client ultimately benefits from a ‘fit for purpose’ solution which conforms to best practice for the occupancy of the building.
MD of Datlink Insulation & Acoustics, Craig Fussell, has one major goal; that is to make sure that the company supplies both a full technical design support service at the design stage and an efficient and cost-effective supply of the suitably specified material. This hands-on approach ensures that the client actually receives their originally designed ‘fit for purpose’ environment and avoids unnecessary disappointment if the original (correct) specification was changed without their full understanding of the implications.
Our product range:
EM-Sulation: a polyester fibre blanket that is supplied in roll form (blankets) in various thicknesses and densities. Friendly to the touch and will not irritate the skin, it will not collapse over time and retains its loft.
ThermocousTex Board: a thermally bonded polyester board ideal for both thermal and acoustic insulation in various thicknesses and densities. Installed as a suspended ceiling, under the roof over purlin or as side cladding within buildings.
ThermocousTex Fibre: a thermally bonded polyester fibre supplied in roll form (blankets) in various thicknesses and densities. Ideal for both thermal and acoustic insulation it is installed on top of the ceiling, over purlin or in the cavity wall.
Datlink Insulation & Acoustics have been involved in a number of prestigious projects where both our Insulating and Acoustic products have been used successfully. These include Cape Town International Airport, Gautrain, Oliver Tambo Airport, Canal Walk Shopping Centre,
Grand West Casino, Sun City, various Western Cape Schools, Cape Town International Film Studio, Worcester Rural Clinic, Vodacom Data Centre, Christel House School, Herzlia School, V&A waterfront Clock Tower, Westemere Railway Station, Northpine Technical High School, Silverstar Casino, Kigali Airport, Sasani Film Studio, Nelspruit High Court, CRC Church Pretoria, Rivers Church Durban and Sandton, Denel Manufacturing, Exclusive Books Hyde Park, Private Sound Studios and various domestic projects.
INSULATION INDUSTRY LEGISLATION Datlink Insulation and Acoustics is a registered member of TIPSASA (Thermal Insulation Products and Systems Association SA ) and subscribes to the standards as set out in SANS10400-XA, SANS 428 and SANS 204. These standards collectively address the stipulated thermal and fire requirements within the Building Regulations.
EM-Sulation™ Polyester Ceiling Insulation Polyester Fibre insulating blanket manufactured using recycled polyester (PET Coke bottles etc.). Supplied in roll form in various thicknesses…
Thermocoustex plain fibre is a thermally bonded polyester fibreblanket manufactured using recycled polyester (PET Coke bottles etc.). Themocoustex fibreblanket is an excellent thermal insulator, an excellent acoustic insulator from external noise, as well as an excellent acoustic absorber of internal noise.
ThermocousTex™ Concealed Fix Roof Sheeting installation instructions over Purlin. Step by step insulation.
TIPSASA Membership Certificate Datlink’s membership certificate to TIPSASA (Thermal Insulation Products & Systems Association SA).
ThermocousTex™ Acoustic Liner – A thermally bonded polyester blanket, faced with an acoustically permeable black woven glass cloth, manufactured using recycled polyester (PET Coke bottles etc.) ideal for both thermal and acoustic insulation.
Datlink TiPSASA Gold Membership Certificate Thermal Insulation Products & Systems Association SA A division of the Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation
Thermocoustex plain board is a thermally bonded polyester board manufactured using recycled polyester (PET Coke bottles etc.) and is ideal for both thermal and acoustic insulation. Thermocoustex is suitable for domestic, industrial and commercial ceilings and offers excellent acoustic and thermal performance in one product.
To reduce the unpleasantly loud and irritating noise reverberation within the most multi purpose school auditoriums, a simple retro fit solution using cost effective ThermoCoustex boards will resolve the problem. In this example, ThermocousTex boards were vertically suspended off steel wires spanning across the underside of the roof, and then clipped onto the wire at equal spacings resulting in vertical fins. These acoustically absorbing boards substantially reduced the reverberation times within the auditorium to acceptable levels…
Datlink Insulation and Acoustics is proud that our products, ThermocousTex Fibre and Romatherm Insulation, were specified and supplied to two new schools in the Western Cape in March’15. ThermocousTex Fibre was installed over purlin on straining wires and sandwiched up against the steel roof sheet. This contact with the roof sheet prevents drumming of the roof sheet which creates an environment within the school that is not prone to losing teaching days from excessive rain, wind or traffic noise. Further to this drastic noise reduction is the fact that ThermocousTex has excellent insulation properties…
ThermocousTex Fibre Blankets (Foil) were specified and installed over purlins on straining wires in the Bellville Station. This product was specified as it has both excellent acoustic dampening benefits (by preventing the steel roof sheets from vibrating) and excellent thermal insulation properties. These benefits have created an environment within the Train Station that is both thermally controlled and acoustically “calm”…
As a member of TIASA (Thermal Insulation Association of South Africa), Datlink Insulation and Acoustics is required to re-new existing Fire Tests on their products every five years. This was done recently on ThermocousTex Fibre Blankets and ThermocousTex Boards. Both products maintained their original Fire Rating of “no-flame spread” and were rated with the B/B1/2 rating as before, which conforms to the legislation as set out in the Building Regulations SANS 10400-XA.
The Noise Reduction Coefficient (commonly abbreviated NRC) is a scalar representation of the amount of sound energy (acoustic energy) absorbed upon striking a particular surface. 35mmThick ThermocousTex Boards have a NRC Value of 0.85 and are available in white, marble, and black colours, all of which have identical acoustic performance. These boards are ideal for noisy environments where efficient, cost effective sound absorption solutions are required. Examples of applicable noisy environments are recording studios, church’s, airports, train stations, schools, sports centres, auditorium’s, etc.
A combination of ThermocousTex Fibre Blankets and ThermocousTex Boards has been specified and fitted in the roof and ceilings to reduce external noise from rain, wind and traffic and absorb internal noise within the classrooms, hallways and open spaces. Noise reduction within the teaching and learning environments greatly improves learning progression, concentration and reduces stress in both teachers and learners. This results in improved academic performance and creates a more enjoyable environment overall.
Thermocoustex Fibre and Thermocoustex Metro Boards were specified and fitted in both Cape Town International and Kigali International Airports. The main benefits of using the fibre and boards as a combination are the substantial reductions in noise from outside air traffic and weather, together with the excellent sound absorption of “people noise” within the building.
The benefits of using Thermocoustex in churches are: Reduce sound reverberation for the congregation i.e. improved hearing and speech intelligibility. Reduced feedback on stage. Improved thermal insulation of the church in accordance with SANS 10400-XA and SANS 204. Noise reduction from outside sources such as rain, wind, aircrafts, traffic etc.
Datlink is proud to announce that they are part of the Western Cape Governments 110% Green Flagship initiative. This Flagship initiative has made more than the usual commitment towards a Green Economy. 110% Green has taken up the call towards building an economy that connects the well-being of our environment with the growth of our economy…
A combination of Thermocoustex Fibre Blankets and Thermocoustex Boards were used on the walls, ceiling voids, below the roof and inside air conditioning ducts to achieve the acoustic requirements of the film studio, as well as comply with the SA10400-XA Energy Efficiency regulations.
ThermocousTex Board is an environmentally and people friendly themally bonded polyester board that is used for thermal and acoustic insulation in the building sector.
ThermocousTex Fibre is an environmentally and people friendly thermally bonded polyester blanket that is used for thermal and acoustic insulation in the building sector.
Insulation: Terraco, Ambient Basecoat DP, Acoustic Basecoat Plastering Compound for use as part of the Terraco Ambient Acoustic Ceiling System
Insulation: Terraco, Ambient Finishcoat DP, Acoustic Finishcoat Plastering Compound for use as part of the Terraco Ambient Acoustic Ceiling System