damplate® is a sandwich sheet, consists of two galvanized steel or aluminium (EN AW 5754 /H22) plates with a visco elastic layer. Two plates are not touching each other due to visco elastic layer in between the two plates. damplate® is right choice for steel or aluminum structures and it's components are subject to vibrations which transmitted as structure-borne sound waves. This composite material displays high structure-borne and airborne sound damping properties and particulary designed for reducing acoustic loads where noise avoidance or damping is either uneconomical or impossible for design reasons. The viscoelastic core layer absorbs vibrations by allowing slight relative movement between the cover sheets and converting the vibration energy into heat. Compared with conventional steel or aluminum, damplate® can reduce structure-borne sound levels by up to 20dB.
Excellent damping ratio. Damping Loss Factor is greater than 0,426.
For skin damping lightweight solution Superior acoustic insulation performance above 20dB
Two versions of product is available up on application purposes for steel and aluminum surfaces.
Electrostatic dry powder coating surface (standart RAL9010. Other colour upon request)
Protective foil for coating surface Fire resistant viscoelastic layer EN AW 5754 (H22) aluminum and galvanized steel sheets
Easy to install and quicker application process.
Extended operating temperature range (-20 200 ºC)
May be formed by shaping machine.
Core layer of damplate® is made of a viscoelastic resin. When the composite sheet subject to flexural vibrations, there is slight relative movement between the cover sheets which results in periodic shear deformations in the viscoelastic interlayer. The internal friction generates in the resins and causes vibrational energy to be “ lost/converted” as mechanical energy, i.e. it is converted into heat; this dampens vibration in the composite sheet. Withins working range( 25-50 ºC) and the material achieves optimal vibration damping through a correspondingly high loss factor.
damplate® may be united by all common joining techniques. Mechanical methods including joining with screws or riverts, but also folding and clinching. Adhesive bonding, resistance and fusion welding are other commonly used methods. Most mechanical joining techniques commonly used with normal metal sheet and this can be applied to the composite material without tooling modifications.The strenghts of resulting joints are in the same order of magnitude as those obtained with steel sheet. Screws requires to tighten to a specific torque and it should be noted that the viscoelastic interlayer, which exhibits viscoelastic properties in the specified temperature service range, will yield locally under the resulting pressure. damplate® can be riverted both manually(e.g using hand-held riverting tongs) and with automatic machinery. Conventional riverting (from both sides) and blind riverting have both given good results. Self-piercing/riverting techniques with solid and semi-tabular riverts may also be used. Adhesive bonding eliminates ( or at least greatly reduces) the thermal and mechanical loading,as typical as of other joining methods. damplate® suitable for adhesive bonding and it is generally equavalent of steel or aluminum sheet and of indentical surface quality. Although it is important to note that only one of cover sheets is involved in the joint.
Cutting processes are known to give good results with damplate® including mechanical methods such as shearing,punching,blanking and drilling, but also water jet cutting.
Typical pretreatment and painting processes (electrocoating) can be used without impairing the baths. damplate® can be painted like normal steel and aluminum sheet. To prevent run-out the overheating temperatures should not exceed the admissible limits. damplate® will resist these temperatures without interlayer bleed-out cutting edges or decomposition of the visco elastic layer.
The damplate® core interlayer has a maximum nominal thickness of 0,100 mm, allowing damplate® to be recycled or disposed of in the same way as painted steel and aluminum scrap. It does not have to be treated as hazardous waste.
This product is mostly applied as a (sheet) construction in the machine construction, yacht and shipbuilding, dumping bunkers, partition walls, floors, footbridges, pipeline insulation and numerous ways of other applications. Additionally it is used on oil sumps, valve and transmission covers and dash panels. damplate® is available in two variants depending on application purposes in numerous metal grades ( steel or aluminum).