Noise and vibration tend to be very efficiently transmitted through stiff, metallic and therefore resonant structures. One common way of overcoming the considerable nuisance this can cause for the occupants is by absorbing the vibration and actually converting it to heat using viscoelastic dampening materials.
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Although 1 to 5 mil viscoelastic will suffice in some applications, many applications require thicker materials, some .500' thick and thicker. Luckily, Gleicher has pioneered and developed the manufacturing technology necessary to effectively produce materials from 0.010' to 0.500' thick and thicker, giving engineers the design flexibility they need for most applications.
Dampening materials help convert vibrational energy into negligible heat making it easier for vibrational structures to recover faster after each vibration cycle. These materials effectively reduce noise, product fatigue and enhance performance.
Viscoelastic Damping materials control resonance induced vibrations in vibrating structures or devices. By controlling vibrations, Viscoelastic Damping Polymers reduce noise and improve product fatigue and performance.