Partnering opportunity

Austrian manufacturer of acoustical sheep wool ceiling and wall panels is looking for distribution partners.


An Austrian company uses an innovative process to manufacture sound absorbing, sustainable panels for interior usage. The panels are made of natural materials (mainly sheep wool) . The company is already active in some foreign markets in Central Europe and wants to expand its activity to new countries in cooperation with experienced local distribution partners. The aim is to reach building contractors, architects, interior designer to apply their product mainly in commercial building projects.

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The Austrian company developed in cooperation with a German based company a special method to produce panels from sheep`s wool. The sheep`s wool is exclusively sourced in Austria and all-natural. Moreover the used binder materials are all bio-degradable. The panels have been developed for usage in any interior, where sound transfer might be a problem to be solved or acoustics or indoor climate should be optimized. This can be commercial, industrial, educational as well as residential interiors. Owing to the stretch ability and flexibility of the panels agitations of buildings can be offset. The panels consist of different layers of wool fibre which are crimped with each other through an innovative process, leading to a light and able to take its own load building material. The surface is soft and felted for a better acoustic effect, the core is hard, but porous and therefore sound absorbing. They can be easily assembled on ceilings, walls or partitions by gluing or nailing. The panels can be customized in different kinds of densities and colors. Also curves can be crafted or logos/signs implemented in the texture. Lights, loudspeaker or ventilations can be hidden behind the top coat. For "eager to try out new things customers" different kinds of natural materials (e.g. larch needles, hay, flowers) can be incorporated in the panels to change smell and appearance. Nuclear material: natural sheep`s wool (natural differences in color) Front material: graying wool felt out of homogenized wool (color mixing possible) Magnitude: 12-14 mm Size (L/W): 90/90 cm Weight: ~3 kg So far the company is distributing and selling the product successfully in the German speaking part of Europe and partly Italy. As innovative product designer, developer, manufacturer and seller they want to broaden their distribution network in the current markets and expand to further foreign countries. Therefore they are looking for distribution partners abroad. The aim is to find a partner to distribute, sell and possibly also install their acoustic ceilings and wall panels. Advertising materials as well as in depth product and assembling training can be offered.

Advantages and innovations

In comparison to other acoustical ceiling and wall panel system, the Austrian product meets not only special visual and design standards, but also offers a range of positive product features: • manufactured from renewable raw materials • positive ecological footprint (global warming kg CO2 coefficient: -0,2) • innovative, patented production process applied • easy assembling • air-purifying (chemical absorption of toxics up to 96% in 24h) • improved acoustic and indoor climate (air humidity, heat insulating) • allergy-free (no mites!) • dirt-resistant, self-cleaning and anti-bacterial • naturally flam-resistant owing to usage of pure sheep`s wool • almost seamlessly workmanship possible by felting • custom-made solutions possible (e.g. three-dimensional curved elements)

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Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

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