Foil Acoustic Foam Gasket
Here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd we manufacture and supply a diverse range of high-quality gaskets, using a multitude of different materials, including foil-faced acoustic polyurethane foam. Class O acoustic foam is manufactured and stocked in block form, where it can be converted into products at various thicknesses starting from just 1.5mm thick.
As our foil-faced acoustic foam gaskets are produced in-house on state of the art machinery, we can manufacture bespoke items to match our customer's samples or drawings, from a simple rectangular picture frame gasket to a more complex shape with cut-outs - we can offer a solution.
Whether it’s a small sample batch or a multi-thousand run, we have a machine to quickly and accurately produce perfectly formed gaskets in a range of sizes, these include a number of presses, CNC and kiss-cut machines. As all conversion and laminations are carried out on-site, we can supply these foam gaskets in a range of finishes, with foils on one or both sides, self-adhesive backed or even as barrier sheets.
What are Foil Faced Polyurethane Foam Gaskets?
Foil-faced polyurethane foam is a combination of Class ‘O’ acoustic foam is an open-cell, lightweight foam covered in layers of aluminium foil, used for acoustic control, noise and vibration treatment and as thermal insulation material.
When used as sound absorption panels or flooring, the material attenuates the sound waves, lowering their amplitude to reduce and control the noise whilst the captured energy from the sound waves is dissipated as heat.
Foil-faced acoustic foam is flame-retardant and meets UL-94 V-0 and BS476 part 6 & 7, it is Non-toxic, HCF & CFC Free doesn’t support fungal growth, is dust-free making it an ideal material for gasket production for use in marine, building and construction, automotive, heating & Ventilation and manufacturing applications.
These foam gaskets can take the form of a strip or pad but are generally an intricately cut shaped piece of material placed between two surfaces to create a low-pressure seal preventing the leakage of liquids or gas and to seal against the intrusion of dust and debris when under compression.
For information on Foil Acoustic Foam Gasket please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Product Specification & Key Characteristics
- Fire Resistance - BS 474: Part6: 1981 / BS 476: Part 7: 1971
- Temperature Resistance: 90°C continuous
- Effective airborne absorption for small cavities/enclosures
- Easy to cut
- Wipe clean surface
- Foil Layer - tough, water/oil resistant to protect the insulation material
- Enhanced noise reduction in marine/offshore installations
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Why use Foil Faced Polyurethane Foam Gaskets?
Many customers use class foil-faced polyurethane foam and products manufactured from this material as a solution to sound, vibration and thermal insulating applications. Acoustic foam materials and products can be found used in most industries including engineering, construction, automotive and HVAC to name a few.
Class O acoustic foam is primarily used for sound reduction and in many other applications as the material has high performance in fire protection and thermal insulation. The addition of the foil facing adds additional thermal and insulation properties, as the aluminium foil reflects and isolates heat, whilst offering extra shielding against vibration and noise.
Foil-faced polyurethane gaskets are resistant to wear and tear, and are often found used in plant machinery, hydraulic power pack enclosures, internal engine compartments and compressor housings to fill gaps and irregularities between 2 surfaces and to provide a solution to unwanted rattles, noise, vibrations, to seal against air, gas, dust and liquids, and can also be used to cushion between moving parts to reduce friction and damage to components and equipment.
Advantages of Using Foil Faced Polyurethane Foam Gaskets
Using foil-faced polyurethane foam gaskets offers a huge number of benefits and uses. Not only do they offer additional soundproofing, but they also act as sound and vibration absorption panels, and can help sound transmission loss.
These gaskets can be used as components within soundproof enclosures in which noisy machinery and equipment can be housed and also in many automotive and HVAC applications.
As both the foil and the class ‘O’ foam are flame retardant, it is often one of the safest materials to use within building and construction under flooring, within walls and ceilings, especially studios or home cinema rooms and even in engine rooms such as on marine vessels.
The foil offers resistance to moisture and oils, which is also easy to clean, it is lightweight, easy to apply foam odour free and can be recycled.
Benefits of Using Foil Faced Polyurethane Foam
- Can be used as floor, wall or ceiling linings for soundproofing enclosures and rooms
- Reduces unwanted vibration, noise
- Flame retardant
- Can be supplied as foil faced on both sides or with a self-adhesive backing on the other face
- Available in various thicknesses and weights
- Doesn’t support mildew or fungal growth
We at ASG supply a variety of materials with acoustic properties, with Class O acoustic foam being the most popular where a combination of soundproofing and flame retardancy is required. It is a lightweight and flexible material excellent for use as pipe lagging, duct lining and engine room/automotive insulation and much more. Class O acoustic foam is available in various forms including:
- Class O acoustic foam sheet
- Convoluted egg box foam
- Class O acoustic with barrier foam
For help deciding which material you require, please give our sales team a call.
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