Monthly Archives: January 2014

Comprehensive acoustic insulation keeps Merc V-Class quiet

30/01/2014 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive insulation, sound insulation, Thermal Insulation

The new Mercedes-Benz V-Class promises quiet interiors, thanks to comprehensive acoustic insulation. According to the manufacturer, “the new top-of-the-range model offers very smooth running characteristics, and interior noise has been reduced significantly – thanks, among other things, to comprehensive insulation”. This claim is based on the top-of-the-line V 250 BlueTEC engine, compared with the six-cylinder […]

VW have fun with electric vehicle noise reduction

Electric vehicles take noise reduction to new levels – with their own naturally near-silent engines, noise insulation for the interior cabin is more about keeping out road noise and the buffeting of the wind at high speeds. But the lack of noise from the vehicle itself raises safety questions, which manufacturers have been working hard […]

Engine bay noise insulation can help meet sustainability targets

24/01/2014 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive sound insulation, sound insulation, Thermal Insulation

With an ongoing focus on sustainability in the private transport sector, engine bay noise insulation could be one way to ensure levels of noise pollution are kept manageable in the years to come. Many of our articles focus on acoustic insulation for the interior cabin; but while this can help to ensure comfort for the […]

AI’s new head office construction caught on camera

Cameras have been set up at the construction site of AI’s new headquarters, currently being built at the north Rugby Central Park industrial estate adjacent to junction 1 of the M6. AI has commissioned the new build of the 65,000 sq. ft. premises to accommodate their expanding workforce after experiencing a period of unprecedented growth […]

Vauxhall tackle NVH through ‘sound engineering measures’

Vauxhall have designed their new 1.6-litre Ecotec engine with built-in sound engineering measures to deliver low levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). The Ecotec direct injection petrol engine has already made its first appearance in the Vauxhall line-up, appearing in the Cascada convertible. But it is now also available in the Astra GTC, delivering […]