Monthly Archives: March 2013

Acoustic insulation can help drivers prepare for Road Safety Week

31/03/2013 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive industry news, sound insulation

Road Safety Week may not take place until November 18th-24th, but the charity Brake are already urging employers to raise awareness among their workforce – something that could be achieved in part by equipping company cars with acoustic insulation. The theme for this year’s event is due to be ‘tune in’, and that includes everything […]

Acoustic and thermal insulation ‘an extra’ on Vauxhall Cascada

30/03/2013 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive insulation, sound insulation, Thermal Insulation

We’ve recently seen acoustic and thermal insulation fitted as standard into soft-top convertible hoods from several manufacturers. So it seems a shame that Vauxhall have made it an optional extra in their new Cascada model – although it provides a useful basis for comparison. According to Vauxhall, their standard air-insulated soft-top roof offers good levels […]

Underbody insulation can help reduce pothole noise

28/03/2013 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive insulation, sound insulation

Underbody insulation is often used to prevent road noise from getting into the interior cabin of a vehicle, but with many roads now suffering from a high number of potholes, it could be more useful than ever. A report from the Asphalt Industry Alliance notes the prevalence of potholes on UK roads, which have been […]

Fiat 500L designed for acoustic insulation

Several design features of the new Fiat 500L offer acoustic insulation benefits as standard, delivering a vehicle that lives up to the promise of “performance with comfort”. Each acoustic insulation element and noise-reducing design feature was developed through 10,000 hours of anechoic chamber testing, “to ensure that the sound of the car travelling on the […]

Acoustic insulation gives Alfa Romeo Giulietta comfort with sports styling

Acoustic insulation ensures that the latest models in the Alfa Romeo Giulietta range combine the styling of a sports car with the comfort levels of an everyday road car, according to the manufacturer. The Giulietta’s latest additions – including the new Veloce – are on show at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show. Acoustic insulation […]