Monthly Archives: September 2013

Lightweight acoustic insulation for lightweight vehicles

30/09/2013 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive insulation, sound insulation

Mazda’s all-new Mazda3 provides a useful example of how, with lightweight acoustic insulation, good levels of noise reduction can be achieved without adding unnecessary weight to vehicles. The new model promises “smooth, quiet comfort with improved refinement”, starting from the principle that lighter cars are more likely to vibrate, leading to increased cabin noise. Despite […]

How to achieve growth in a small business

30/09/2013 //
by alastair
Posted in sound insulation

AI’s MD Jim Griffin explains how the business has emerged from the recession bigger and better. We have all had to face difficult economic times over the past few years. However, many small businesses have now ridden the storm. This is good news for everyone, as SMEs account for around half of all private sector […]

Coventry & Warwickshire lead the way for UK exports

25/09/2013 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive insulation, Car industry Warwickshire, In the News

The Coventry Evening Telegraph have reported that Coventry and Warwickshire is a great example of how the UK economy can rebalance towards manufacturing, engineering and exports – but more still needs to be done.   That paper added that this was the overriding message from a major event at the University of Warwick’s IIPSI building, […]

AI helps lead West Midlands export success

24/09/2013 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive industry news, Car industry Warwickshire, In the News

According to a report in The Evening Telegraph statistics show the West Midlands is still firmly in the fast lane in the international race for growth. According to new information published this month by HM Revenue & Customs, exports reached over £6.5billion between April 1 and June 30. Compared to the last quarter, exports from the […]

Kia extend noise reduction to Soul

Earlier this month, we saw how acoustic insulation and designed-in rigidity had helped to add an element of noise reduction to the new Kia Optima line-up. Now the manufacturer has revealed similar changes for the Kia Soul, again shaving roughly 3 decibels off of the noise levels experienced during a typical journey. Kia say: “The […]