Our diverse selection of high-quality materials perfectly covers the insulation, damping, sealing and protection needs of various industries and sectors. We monitor the development of materials actively and always offer our customers materials that are proven to be functional and of high quality.
MATERIALS ARE SELECTED ON
THE BASIS OF THE APPLICATION
Examples of materials:
- Melamine plastic foam
- Felt materials
- Fibre materials, synthetic and natural
- Artificial leather
- Various fabrics
- Tape materials
- Cork materials
FIBRES AND THEIR PROPERTIES
Mineral fibre materials
Insulating wool fibres, such as glass wool, mineral wool and rock wool, are the most common mineral fibres. They are commonly used for soundproofing and heat insulation in machine construction and the construction industry. In addition to regular rock and glass wools, glass and aramid fibres and fireproof ceramic fibre materials can be used for more technical high-temperature applications. Technical fibre materials may also be used as coating in composite materials, for example.
The most commonly used synthetic fibre is polyester. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is used in plastic bottles, is the most commonly used polyester fibre. Polyester recycled from plastic bottles (rPET) is used to make various felt materials, acoustics products, filters, wadding and sound and heat insulants, for example. The fibres are bound together either mechanically using a needleloom process, or by melting Bico-fibres with lower melting points. Products made of polyester fibres, such as knitted blankets, can vary widely in terms of weight, thickness and colour. They are environmentally friendly and easy to recycle further.
Various plastic and aluminium films, non-woven fabrics, textiles and other coating materials can give a product a finished look and also improve its technical properties. A coating that is impervious to water and steam can be used to prevent liquids and dirt from getting into the material. Coating the material improves hygiene and resistance to various chemicals and substances.
In addition to cellular plastics and different kinds of rubber, fibre sealants are also an option. PTFE and graphite gaskets can be cut into the desired size and shape. The sealing material is chosen based on the intended application and the use conditions. Exposure to different weather and use conditions as well as various chemicals must be considered.
Adhesive tapes and glues
Products may be fastened using different kinds of glues and tapes. Self-adhesive tapes are often the easiest and most functional solution. The right tape is selected on the basis of the material that is being fastened, its use conditions, application and the customer’s requirements. The most common tapes are solvent and water-based pure and modified acrylic tapes and synthetic rubber tapes. Silicone and polyurethane tapes can also be used. The tapes can be one or two-sided and they can also have various carriers and liners. We also use hot-setting adhesives, powder glues and spray glues. When using PSA (Pressure Sensitive Adhesive) glues and tapes, the crucial factors are temperature, cleanliness of surfaces and the pressure used while fastening. Our engineers will help you choose the right adhesive material to ensure the best possible result.