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About Matrix Industries

ATS LogoMatrix Industries is the Australian leader in design, engineering and manufacture of acoustic mounts for the building industry. We are Australia’s largest manufacturer of resilient wall ties and have been supplying this specialised market for almost 30 years. Matrix Industries acoustic mounts are used successfully throughout Australia and overseas in cinemas, recording studios, lecture rooms, laboratories, airports, music and drama facilities, sporting complexes, offices, home theartre rooms and separating walls in apartments and townhouses. The Matrix Industries unique and patented products provide a solution to the problem of sound and vibration transfer through masonry and stud walls and floors.

History

Matrix Industries Pty Ltd was formed in 1985 to manufacture and market a range of patented and design registered products for the building industry. As the Building Code of Austrtalia (BCA) gradually recognised the issues relating to noise and vibration in domestic and commercial buildings, Matrix Industries developed and produced solutions to reduce acoustic and vibration transfer in buildings. Matrix Industries now offers a range of resilient wall ties, isolated wall bracketsfloor and ceiling mounts as well as whole room and building solutions.

Philip Thornton, Managing Director and founder of Matrix Industries, has been involved in the building and construction industry ever since graduating in engineering from the University of NSW in 1977. Philip has worked as a project engineer, design engineer and as both an acoustics consultant, and structural engineer. He designed, developed and produces a range of resilient wall ties and floor mounts as well as solutions for acoustic and vibration control for the building industry. The design of these products was particularly challenging as the Australian Standard requirements were very strict on minimum lateral strength whilst undergoing both vertical and horizontal displacements. Philip is available to do acoustical consulting and engineering consulting in the Taree and surrounding area.

Matrix wall and floor mounts satisfy the strength requirements and exceed the acoustic and vibration standards for the building industry. The mounts act not only as wall ties for both masonry and stud walls but satisfy the requirements of acoustic and vibration standards for discontinuous construction. The Matrix floor mounts are excellent at reducing the acoustic and vibration levels for multilevel apartments.

Matrix Industries operates from a factory and offices on Oxley Island, 20 kilometres east of Taree on the Mid North Coast of NSW.

Matrix Wall Ties

MB01Matrix ties are rated as medium duty in tests conducted by the CSIRO for compliance with AS 2699.2000 Part 1 – MB01 Wall Ties.

The ties acoustically isolate the inner and outer leaves of a masonry wall with no compromise in strength compared to conventional rigid ties. Matrix ties can transmit the maximum wind loads whilst accommodating differential movement of the brick or blockwork.

The ties are made in two halves and joined with a lightly compressed foam. This allows a significant reduction in airborne noise, impact noise and structure borne vibration. Conventional ties transmit noise and vibration from one side of a wall to the other as many owners of apartments can testify.

Matrix Industries is now developing a range of resilient and remedial wall ties for the building industry including wide gap masonry wall tiesstud and batton isolating tiesceiling mounts, as well as distributing a range of remedial ties and crack stitching bars.