Monthly Archives: July 2014

First Mini five-door hatch continues high standards of acoustic insulation

30/07/2014 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive industry news, Automotive insulation

The first-ever five-door Mini hatchback, due to go on sale this autumn, promises to deliver the same high standards as its three-door equivalent, including acoustic insulation, NVH comfort, and quality materials throughout the vehicle. It is the first Mini Hatch to come with rear passenger doors, recognition of the fact that Minis have become a […]

In-car noise reduction may reduce teen driver crashes

In-car noise reduction could have an important role to play not only in ensuring drivers of all ages are comfortable behind the wheel, but also in reducing the risk of a serious incident involving a teenage driver. Research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health looked at how passenger behaviour affects the safety of a […]

Acoustic insulation keeps Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo convertible quiet

Acoustic insulation in the hood is part of the commitment to a quiet ride in the Alpina B4 Bi-Turbo convertible – unless you’re screaming along with the top down. The convertible can reach 62 mph (100 kph) in just 4.5 seconds – only 0.3 seconds slower than its hard-topped coupe sibling – although you’ll need […]

Thermal insulation keeps VW Golf cool

18/07/2014 //
by alastair
Posted in Automotive insulation, Thermal Insulation

Thermal insulation in the interior cabin is one of the measures helping to keep occupants of the new Volkswagen Golf Match comfortable whatever the outside temperature might be. Design features to manage the interior temperature of the cabin include a tinted rear window which acts as thermal insulation, helping to control heat levels inside the […]

Government minister visits Automotive Insulation’s HQ

Government minister visits Automotive Insulations’ new headquarters A prominent government minister visited AI’s new site in July to see firsthand what the company has achieved and to formally open the newly built headquarters. The Minister for Skills and Enterprise Matthew Hancock was shown around the factory by AI’s Managing Director Jim Griffin and was also […]