Monthly Archives: April 2012

Inherent thermal insulation helps tyres improve fuel efficiency

30/04/2012 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive industry news, Automotive insulation, Thermal Insulation

Thermal insulation is not all about raising comfort levels for the occupants of a car – although if you’ve ever been in an overheating vehicle on a summer’s day, you might think that’s the main priority. However, Japanese specialist tyremakers FALKEN have been looking into ways to improve the inherent thermal insulation properties of tyres, […]

Thermal insulation assists VW Scirocco climate control

27/04/2012 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive industry news, Automotive insulation, Thermal Insulation

Thermal insulation is a useful way to reduce the strain on a vehicle’s climate control systems, and that’s part of the purpose it serves in the new Volkswagen Scirocco range. Described by the manufacturer as a subtle refresh of the existing line-up, thermal insulation is an as-standard feature of GT trims and above, available on […]

‘Aero-acoustic refinements’ deliver first-class noise levels in Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

The new Mercedes-Benz GL-Class offers “first-class” luxury with excellent noise, vibration and harshness levels, thanks to a rigid body, optimised powertrain and “aero-acoustic refinements”. According to the manufacturer, the GL-Class delivers comfort on a par with the S-Class, in part thanks to new-style automotive insulations used in its construction. “Relaxed (and therefore safe) driving in […]

Noise reduction but no steering impairment in new Hyundai Santa Fe

The new-generation Hyundai Santa Fe has been designed to offer excellent levels of noise reduction and vibration dampening, without cutting out the important feedback delivered to the driver through the steering column. Many motorists rely on the general feel of their vehicle – along with the noise of the engine and the dashboard dials – […]

British company speaks out on noise reduction at international automotive conference

The MD of a British company specialising in vehicle noise reduction was a guest speaker at an international conference for the automotive industry held in Germany last month (March). Jim Griffin of Automotive Insulations, gave a speech about noise reduction in electric vehicles doors to delegates from across Europe at the 6th International Congress Automotive […]