Browse Publications Technical Papers 2006-01-0508

Development of a Light-weight High-dampening Liquid-applied Sound Deadener Material 2006-01-0508

We have developed a new liquid-applied sound deadener material (LASD) that replaces asphalt-type dampening materials to reduce both automotive weight and the workload of factory associates. Compared to a loss factor of 0.30, this LASD is 62% lighter than conventional materials; compared to an area weight of 2.4kg/m2, it displays a 172% higher loss factor.
This effect was obtained because the developed liquid-applied sound deadener material uses acrylic resin with a maximum tan δ at 34°C, with the expansion ratio set to 1.8 times. In addition, the viscosity of the liquid-applied sound deadener material was adjusted so the thixotropy would be high at shear speeds of 10 to 3000S-1 to minimize irregularities in the surface when a slit nozzle is used to apply the sound deadener material.


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