Laminates

Lamination is the technique of manufacturing a material in multiple layers, so that the composite material achieves improved strength, stability, sound insulation, appearance or other properties from the use of differing materials.

A laminate is usually permanently assembled by heat, pressure, welding or adhesives. At Acoustafoam we understand that every application of our product offering differs, therefore we offer the service of adding a laminate to any foam we sell.

Laminates that we offer:

Polyurethane (PU).

Polyurethane is a resilient, flexible and durable manufactured material that can take the place of paint, cotton, rubber, metal or wood in thousands of applications across virtually all fields. It can be hard like fibreglass, squishy like upholstery foam, protective like varnish, bouncy like rubber or sticky like glue.
PU seals surfaces such as wood, metal and paint to protect them from rot, corrosion or fading. As an adhesive, polyurethane resists moisture and heat, so it is ideal for use in the sun or underwater. It also insulates walls, temperature-controlled vehicles and consumer coolers.

PU laminate is available in white or black and is applied via a laminator which heats the PU film onto the foam.

Foil Faced
Foil faced materials are ideally used to stop vapour or moisture whilst they reduce heat loss through radiation and reflects any extra heat from another source.

Our foil faced laminate is Class O certified.

Felt
Felt can be made of natural fibres such as wool or synthetic such as acrylic by matting, condensing and pressing fibres together. Felt is made by a process called wet felting where the natural wool fibres, stimulated by friction and lubricated by moisture, move at a 90-degree angle towards the friction source and then away again, in effect making little ‘tacking’ stitches. While at any given moment only 5% of the fibres are active, the process is continual, so different ‘sets’ of fibres become activated and then deactivated, thereby building up the cloth. We are able to offer felt in fire retardant and non-retardant.

Polymeric Barrier
A vinyl sound barrier mat loaded with naturally occurring minerals. The Product is free of lead, unrefined aromatic oils and bitumen to improve the sound insulation of existing panels at all frequencies.
They are effective in overcoming coincidence dip resonance found in stiff lightweight composites such as plywood sheets and hollow core panels.

There are 3 densities available: 3, 5 and 10 Kg/m2.

Glass Fibre
Glass fibre is commonly used as an insulating material. It is also used as a reinforcing agent for many polymer products; to form a very strong and light fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite material called glass-reinforced plastic (GRP). Glass fibre has roughly comparable properties to other fibres such as polymers and carbon fibre. Glass fibre is also known as needle mat as it offers uniform thickness and density, high temperature performance up to 650 degrees and contains no binders. The properties of the glass fibre are excellent thermal conductivity at elevated temperatures, non-toxic and exceptional sound absorption properties. Uses of regular glass fibre include mats and fabrics for thermal insulation, electrical insulation, sound insulation, high-strength fabrics or heat and corrosion-resistant fabrics.

Aluminium Coated Glass Fibre
Using a special adhesive to cover fibre cloth with aluminium foil leaves the product with an even and smooth surface. It is with high reflectivity, high tensile strength, good sealing performance, airtight, heat insulator, sound absorbent and waterproof. The applications are shells of air conditioner and water heaters along with protective coatings for water and ventilating pipes.

Please contact our Sales Team at Acoustafoam for help: 01952 581340.Laminates