Highly targeted, highly effective damping

As vehicle manufacturers place increasing emphasis on lightweight strategies, modern steel body panels are becoming thinner and thinner, or are being replaced by aluminum. These lightweight structures typically come with a loss in stiffness, which increases vibrations in the body structure and increases compartment noise. Through selective application to the vibrating surface, SikaDamp® allows engineers to effectively damp noise while still achieving the overall weight reduction they need.

SikaDamp

SIKADAMP® products, from the first idea through simulation and prototyping are developed and manufactured tailored for the reduction of structure-borne sound, weight
reduction, sealing and im­pact sound insulation.

LIGHTWEIGHT DAMPING MATERIALS

Constrained layer expandable material system which achieves up to 80% weight saving with even higher acoustic performance.

Automated application

SikaDamp® products can be robotically applied. An automated system which combines the benefits of damping pads and LASD application.

Applications

  • From body shop to assembly line
  • Large and thin panels e.g.

            Door, hood and roof
            Floor pan
            Wheel house
            Trunk, quarter panels

Benefits

  • Reduced body panel vibrations
  • Contributes to overall lightweight strategy
  • Increases body panel stiffness
  • Automated application possible
Acoustic System Products

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