Polyurethane is one of the most versatile plastic materials. The nature of the chemistry allows polyurethanes to be adapted to solve challenging problems. Acoustafoam uses this range of materials to mould unusual shapes and to enhance industrial modern design demands within Floor mats.
Acoustafoam has used polyurethane technology for more than 30 years to manufacture Polyurethane Floor Mats for the agricultural, construction, military and industrial vehicles cab environment.
These floor mats can be coloured to match to the vehicle interiors and moulded into almost any three-dimensional profile.
The use of high and low-pressure dispensing machines, liquid polyurethane is injected into a dedicated mould.
Low volume mouldings are made from GRP tools, and high volume mouldings are made from aluminium tools which are hydraulically operated. Heating is also used to reduce cycle times. The material is injected into the moulds as a liquid so the part thickness can be varied. One of the benefits of polyurethanes over conventional rubber mats is its increased acoustic performances.
Acoustafoam uses a range of closed cell foams that can be integrally moulded (during the process), into the floor mat to reduce vibration translated through the mat and act as an acoustic decoupler. Polyurethane elastomers are polymers with terrific resistance to abrasion and solvents. These type of elastomers are non-cellular, non-expanding systems. Solid polyurethanes are used for manufacturing heavy duty, wear resistant components with no weight restrictions.
Acoustafoam has advanced technology blending methods that allow us to add fillers and increase the weight by up to 50% of a component. However, it increases the acoustic values of adding a heavy floor mat.
Acoustafoam produces floor mats for a range of small and large companies and ship products throughout the UK, Europe and other international destinations.