WhisperTech(TM) Acoustical Foams Deliver Targeted Sound Comfort for Automotive Components

Jan 19, 2010, 10:15 ET from The Woodbridge Group

DETROIT, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Automakers continue to enhance the driving experience of today's vehicles in a number of ways, including striving to further reduce noise vibration harshness (NVH). Acoustic technology used in automotive design, incorporates specialized materials and systems engineered to meet specific sound comfort levels. WhisperTech™ sound management foam components are utilized to help deliver a more targeted vehicle sound profile, in several vehicles on display at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

This optimized sound management technology is engineered to absorb specific sound frequency ranges, or act as a barrier between the many sources of unwanted noise around a vehicle, and the passenger cabin. They are made from lightweight, low cost, acoustical polyurethane, and can be fabricated through mechanically cut sheets, or molded to surround complex geometries.

The Woodbridge Group has gained its sound management expertise through many years of supplying Stratas™ automotive headliner solutions. These acoustical technologies fine-tune material properties and performance for foams, films, laminates and composites. Woodbridge also supplies acoustical components for hoodliners, floors and seats.

Recent seat cushioning development has shown that combining technologies can offer further noise control benefits. Woodbridge Network Venting (WNV™) technology, originally designed to deliver pristine quality, compliments other seat cushion noise control solutions, by offering relief from secondary noise sources also referred to as buzz, squeak and rattle (BSR).

Woodbridge also offers WhisperTech™ technology to improve the acoustical performance of engine bays, interiors and cargo hold applications. Production parts include; Engine Beauty Covers, Shock Towers, Fuel Pump Barriers, Hood Insulators, Valley Stuffers, Dash Insulators, Carpet Underlay, Tunnel Insulators, Seat Belt Retractors and Rear Lift Insulators.

WhisperTech™ acoustical foam solutions, now deliver fine-tuned sound comfort for many applications throughout the vehicle. Through improved noise control capabilities, this technology helps customers meet a more targeted vehicle sound profile.

The Woodbridge Group operates over 60 facilities in 21 countries, as the global leader in the development and production of polyurethane and expanded polypropylene products. Automotive applications include components for seating, structural support, headliner systems occupant protection and acoustical management. Woodbridge also offers assembly and sequencing services, as well as a full range of value added services including engineering and design. For more information, visit www.woodbridgegroup.com.

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John Bell

Director of Global Marketing

The Woodbridge Group

4240 Sherwoodtowne Boulevard

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada  L4Z 2G6

Phone: 905-896-3626

Email: john_bell@woodbridgegroup.com

SOURCE The Woodbridge Group