Sorbermel

fire retardant and sound absorbing melamine foam

Sorbermel™ is a flexible, light-weight, open-cell, light grey foam made from melamine resin. Highly flame retardant, and with excellent sound absorption and thermal insulation properties, Sorbermel™ is dimensionally stable and stiffer than polyurethane foams. It is a favoured choice in weight-sensitive applications.

It features a three-dimensional delicate network structure of slender filaments. Its open cell structure enhances sound absorption and traps noise energy to prevent it from reflecting back as echo. Sorbermel is ideal where moisture resistance is required. Being low-weight, it contributes to the energy efficiency of rail and utility vehicles.

Sorbermel™ can be easily laminated with many other suitable products to increase acoustic performance in any project. The perfect option for aesthetic challenges it can be used as baffles, acoustic panels, or as infills with other materials to form decorative acoustic composites.

Sorbermel™ achieves some of the highest classifications in fire ratings to meet national and international standards.

Sorbermel™ is the choice for various industrial applications such as the rail, automotive, marine, building, and construction.

Sorbermel

Technical data

Sorbermel™ is a flexible, light-weight, open-cell, light grey foam made from melamine resin. Highly flame retardant, and with excellent sound absorption and thermal insulation properties, Sorbermel™ is dimensionally stable and stiffer than polyurethane foams. It is a favoured choice in weight-sensitive applications.

Please refer to the Technical Data Sheet (TDS) for more information.

Applications

  • Rail engine compartment and cabin insulation
  • Automotive transport including buses, trucks and cars
  • Boats and marine engine rooms
  • Wall and ceiling linings and enclosures for industrial plant and equipment rooms, HVAC, ducting machinery, compressor and plant rooms
  • Electronic and electrical equipment, white goods
  • Computer and music rooms, auditoriums, schools, offices, restaurants, clubs, bars and hospitals
  • Other applications with stringent fire rating requirements

Features

  • Lightweight - offers energy efficiency and passenger safety in the transport industry
  • Wide sound absorption range and good thermal insulation properties
  • Excellent fire retarding properties without the addition of flame retardants
  • High continuous operating temperature
  • Free of mineral fibres
  • Resists hydrolysis - will not rot
  • Long service life - constant physical properties over a wide temperature range
  • Self-supporting – no additional structures required to maintain shape
  • Easily cut, shaped, fabricated and installed
  • Custom cut to customer requirements
  • Available with self-adhesive backing for ease of installation