Sika Wins 2018 Altair Enlighten Award for Ultra-Lightweight Acoustic Damper

SikaDamp®

Exceptional Cost/Weight-to-Perfomance

SIKADAMP® solutions comprise a broad family of sound deadeners based on elastomers, bitumen or butyl, which can also be coupled with a constraining layer. Designed for best-in-class weight-to-performance ratios, while still providing industry-leading damping performance, SikaDamp® can be applied at any point during vehicle assembly or installed at the stamping location.

SikaDamp® is versatile in application as a magnetic, self-adhesive, melt-adhesive or peel-and-stick product in standard and custom shapes. Placement and shape of parts can be highly tuned through laser-vibrometer analysis of the entire body panel system, which allows for targeted, cost-efficient use, while achieving maximum damping effect.

ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT DAMPING

Up to 80 % weight reduction compared with similar products. Targeted damping is a highly effective way to eliminate the noise associated with vibration in bodypanels. SikaDamp®-Ultralight is a constrained layer material which provides highly effective damping.  

CONSTRAINED LAYER DAMPING

Best-in-class acoustic performance, highly effective on doors and panels. Hybrid versions combine acoustic damping and panel stiffening in a single product.  

MONOLAYER DAMPING

Highly versatile for flat, curved, crimped, vertical and overhead use. Can be applied throughout the body production process.  

Automated application of body in white sealing elements

SikaDamp® Autopad is a butyl based system especially designed for an automated application of sealing elements for sheet metal holes to ensure corrosion safety, water tightness and a targeted noise damping function which can enable weight reduction.

INCREASED STIFFNESS COMBINED WITH STRUCTURE BORNE NOISE REDUCTION

SikaDamp®Hybrid ia an advanced material system that adds stiffness and improves the structure noise performance of the treated components (e.g. a door panel). It combines the high acoustic performance of SikaDamp® with the sophisticated panel stiffening effect.

Benefits

  • Full range of solutions that allows effective structure-borne noise reduction of car body elements
  • From extreme lightweight, versatile to high performance with possibility to automatize
  • Flexible design options (die-cut), highly customizable
  • Improved targeted acoustics without compromising weight
Interior Noise reduction using SIkaDamp® acoustic solutions