Acoustic Insulation Solutions (NVH)
Develop quieter, more comfortable vehicles without incurring increased weight with 3M car insulation solutions
In the world of NVH (noise, vibration and harshness), Thinsulate™ Acoustic Insulation addresses one of the most difficult automotive design and engineering challenges: how to create and manufacture innovative vehicle designs without adding weight. Because added insulation weight can impact vehicle handling, comfort, aesthetics, and fuel consumption, weight-saving solutions are increasingly important. When compared to insulation of comparable acoustic performance, Thinsulate Acoustic Insulation is one of the lightest weight acoustic insulations available.
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The Thinsulate™ Brand Difference
Thinsulate Acoustic Insulation utilizes 3M's advanced microfiber technology and is comprised of polyester and polyolefin fibers. Polyester provides loft and resilience while polyolefin fibers provide superior sound absorption. Precision 3M microfiber manufacturing methods, plus exacting quality assurance standards produce product performance, which is consistent from lot to lot.
Easier to Handle, Cut and Install.
For improved handling and increased structural integrity, Thinsulate Acoustic Insulation is easily die-cut and edge sealed and can be attached to trim, headliner or body panels using a variety of attachment methods to meet various design and manufacturing specifications. Thinsulate insulation requires no special safety equipment.
By weight Thinsulate Acoustic Insulation has one of the highest ratings in the industry. Independent tests show it helps improve speech intelligibility under various combinations of throttle settings, engine speeds and road surface conditions.
Thinsulate Acoustic Insulation is available in numerous configurations to provide the widest range of cost/performance options to the designer. High-performance Thinsulate insulations are ideal for many different applications on a single platform. 3M application engineers can provide expert advice regarding optimal insulation weight, placement and other parameters for individual applications.
Thinsulate Acoustic Insulation is the perfect car insulation solution for noise and vibration damping in headliners, wheel wells, door panels, door pillars, instrument panels, trunks, and more. Specific benefits include:
- Superior sound absorption with excellent medium- to high-frequency absorption, tailored to meet exact sound insulation needs
- Maximum weight reduction: Thinsulate Acoustic Insulation is gram for gram one of the lightest acoustic sound insulation on the market when compared to insulation of comparable acoustic performance.
- Excellent conformability allows it to fit into any cavity and offer space saving solutions.
- Exceptional design freedom for engineers and designers