Different noises and vibrations are inevitable when driving. These come from the engine compartment, tyre noise, and aerodynamic turbulence.
All of these noises must be decreased to improve the acoustic comfort within the vehicle, and reduce exterior noise pollution.
Through the use of our insulators it is possible to control these phenomena, making the vehicle more comfortable and vibrating less.
There are 5 principal sounds to take into account:
When designing a vehicle, all of these noise sources are taken into account, in order to reduce them or remove them entirely. Our customers can rely on our experience to improve the acoustic performance of specific vehicle parts in both the design phase and the optimization of the production process.
GEOPANNEL® uses modern diagnostic methods and, in the design and production of new parts, we provide to our customers all our technical department’s experience and knowledge, as well as our advanced laboratory where products are submitted to acoustic tests in order to achieve the required effectiveness.
Our acoustic laboratory includes an Alpha Chamber under the Renault D49 1977 regulation and Kundt impedance tube.
Furthermore, we have a Lambda-meter to determine thermal resistance of materials; a Climatic Chamber to test materials’ behaviour to prolonged exposure to humidity, cold and heat; several Smoke Chambers with burners under ISO 3795 (FMVSS-302) to determine the flammability of materials; and a laboratory where the chemical composition and mechanical properties of our finished products are tested under each OEM’s guidelines.
Our processes allow the manufacture of felts made of cotton, polyester, jute, polypropylene and other
natural fibers, ranging from 15 to 250 Kg/m3 and from 4 to 120 mm.