Heavyweight Performance for Lightweight 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.

INCREASED STIFFNESS AND STRUCTURAL NOISE REDUCTION

When applied to thin panels, SikaDamp® adds stiffness and improves
the structural noise performance of the treated component (for example,
during a door slam).

Applications

  • From body shop to assembly line
  • Large and thin panels (ex. doors)

Benefits

  • Reduced body panel vibrations
  • Contributes to overall lightweight strategy
  • Increases body panel stiffness
  • Helps reduce structural noise (ex. door slam)
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