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Materials For Thermal and Acoustic Insulations
Some materials come in handy for thermal and acoustic insulations. These materials are respectively useful to reduce the heat flow and obstruct sound transmission (and vibration) in applications.
Thermal insulation reduces heat transfer between objects within the radiative influence or thermal contact. On the other hand, acoustic insulation is a process used to inhibit the ability of a building structure to transmit sound through it. To achieve any of these effects in applications needing it, you'll use thermal and acoustic insulation materials.
Examples of the applications that may require heat flow reduction or sound transmission blockage include industrial equipment, telecommunication equipment, cell phones, household appliances, HVAC system, etc.
Thermal Insulation Materials
Mineral wools:This connotes different forms of insulation. It can mean insulation made from rock wool, slag wool or glass wool. Mineral wool isn't combustible. So, it's appropriate if you want to insulate a large space.
Cellulose: Cellulose is made from reused cardboard, paper, and other materials. It is eco-friendly. It also has nearly no oxygen in it, so it reduces fire damage.The side effect of cellulose is that it may harm you if you're sensitive to dust from paper.
Fiberglass: This is an effective and widely used thermal insulation material. Fiberglass contains strands of glass weaved in insulation materials. It is cheaper. However, it contains silicon and some hazardous components. So, if you install fiberglass without using safety equipment, it can damage your body organs like the eyes and skin.
Polystyrene: Polystyrene is a water-proof and foam-like thermal (and acoustic) insulator. Unlike other insulators, it has a smooth surface. There are two types of polystyrene - expanded and extruded. However, the side effect is that this material uses a hazardous chemical called Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD).
Thermal Insulation Materials
Neoprene: Neoprene is produced from the polymerization of chloroprene. It is a top-notch, quality, durable acoustic insulator mostly seen in construction equipment. It is also resistant to environmental factors such as ozone and oxidation
Rubber: It is an efficient acoustic insulation material you can use for many applications. Rubber is also cost-effective.
Polyurethane and Polyimide Foams: This is a water-resistant insulator often used in machines to stifle and prevent noise from emanating from the machine. Anyways, it's also used for thermal control.
EAR ISOLOSS FOAM: It is an efficient and low compression foam you can use to prevent sound transmission. It has a broad temperature rate, stable force depression, good chemical stability and high resistance to flame and chemicals.
Adhesive-backed sheets: This is one of the most widely used acoustic insulators.
At Tape Innovations, we have varieties of high-quality and cost-effective insulators. We also have in stock humid-resistant, non-combustible materials. Contact us for your thermal and acoustic insulation materials