constrained layer viscoelastic steel sandwich laminate
Soundsteel® MPM is a fully damped steel composite comprising two outer layers of steel, laminated together using a layer of a viscoelastic polymer, to form the laminate.
Using the “constrained layer” principle, the function of the viscoelastic interlayer is to damp disturbing structure borne sound.
Soundsteel MPM is free from resonance and coincidence phenomena which often detract from the performance of other acoustic insulation materials.
Soundsteel MPM can be used to fabricate acoustic doors, laundry and garbage chutes, ducts, enclosures, extraction hoods, and automotive components such as valve covers & oil sumps. Because of the steel base material, Soundsteel MPM can be used in severe environments where other damping materials cannot withstand.
The standard product is supplied with an electro-galvanised finish, and available in various metals and surface finishes. Using electro-galvanised, cold-rolled, low carbon steel allows the laminate to be used as a structural material in equipment construction.
Soundsteel MPM is also available with a choice 304 and 316 stainless steel grades, with surface finish of either polished, brushed or polyethylene (PE) coating for additional scratch resistance. When exposed to harsh environments, SS316 offers considerably high heat and corrosion resistance when compared to other grades of stainless steels.
Note: Powder-coated panels should not be bent. Bending should be completed on plain panels and painted on site. We recommend conducting trials on small samples pieces first.