DETROIT, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Woodbridge is pleased to announce the development of an industry leading flame retardant foam, for a range of under-hood acoustical and thermal insulating applications, to meet increasingly stringent OEM needs. This new material represents a significant breakthrough in flammability performance for Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) solutions, offering enhanced sound absorption and transmission loss properties, versus competing materials including metals and engineered fibres.
WhisperTech™ V0 foams now provide excellent engine-bay sound management capabilities, while exceeding industry regulations for flammability of polymeric materials. WhisperTech™ UL-94 V0 rated foams self extinguish, once exposed to an open flame, in both horizontal and vertical test protocols. This formulation can also be specifically engineered to meet specifications including; Coloring including black, Heat Aging, Humidity Aging and No-Drip performance.
WhisperTech™ foams can be fabricated in mechanically cut sheets, or molded into custom fit complex geometries, to meet exacting levels of acoustical performance. Domenic Sinopoli, Executive Director of Sales and General Manager StrataForm™, The Woodbridge Group®, states "WhisperTech™ UL-94 V0 rated, low density flexible urethane formulations are used to balance cost and NVH performance requirements, for Hood Liners and Dash Insulators. This solution also offers excellent thermoforming performance, using a variety of face materials to optimize the finished product."
Pejman Hashemi, WhisperTech™ NVH Solutions Product Manager, The Woodbridge Group®, notes "These extreme flame retardant formulations, are available for a wide range of molded components in contact with the engine such as: Beauty Covers and various acoustical insulators for Manifolds, Valve and Cam Covers, Fuel Rails, Air Intakes and Pumps. Additionally, these products can integrate fasteners and mounting brackets for ease of assembly."
Woodbridge continues to engineer and deliver innovative acoustical and thermal solutions globally, to meet exacting levels of acoustical and thermal performance. WhisperTech™ V0 foams are available in a wide range of density, hardness and thickness, to optimize cost and performance. WhisperTech™ V0 products are offered in sheet stock and molded components, and are certified to meet today's most stringent flammability specifications.
The Woodbridge Group® and its partners in The World Polyurethane Alliance™ operate 60 facilities in 18 countries, as global leaders in the development and production of polyurethane and expanded polypropylene products. Automotive applications include components for seating, structural support, interior soft trim products, headliner systems, cargo management solutions, and engineered products for occupant protection and acoustical management. Woodbridge also offers contract assembly and sequencing and supply chain management, as well as a full range of value added services including engineering and design. For more information, please visit www.woodbridgegroup.com
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WhisperTech™ NVH Solutions Product Manager The Woodbridge Group®
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