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  • 3M™ Thinsulate™ Acoustic Insulation TAI4027

    • Mat material is engineered specifically as an acoustic absorber for automotive interiors
    • Non-woven sound absorbing fibers create a quieter vehicle environment
    • Hydrophobic fibers resist moisture, mold and mildew
    • Can be converted through standard techniques such as die-cutting
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    Specifications
    Attribute Name
    Value
    Applications
    Reducing NVH in Vehicle Door Panels, Reducing NVH in Vehicle Headliners, Reducing NVH in Vehicle Instrument Panels, Reducing NVH in Vehicle Pillars, Reducing NVH in Vehicle Wheel Wells
    Basis Weight Range (g/m²)
    400-499
    Brand
    Thinsulate™
    Manufacturing Segment
    Interior, Powertrain
    Surface Color
    White/White
    Surface Treatment
    Single Scrim
    Product Details
    • Mat material is engineered specifically as an acoustic absorber for automotive interiors
    • Non-woven sound absorbing fibers create a quieter vehicle environment
    • Hydrophobic fibers resist moisture, mold and mildew
    • Can be converted through standard techniques such as die-cutting
    • Global portfolio, technical expertise help ensure you choose the right solution to meet your goals

    Our 3M™ Thinsulate™ Acoustic Insulation TAI4027 is engineered specifically for automotive sound absorption in a thin, lightweight mat material. With an overall thickness of 26 mm and a basis weight of 415 g/m2, this material features excellent compressibility and recovery. A 100% polypropylene scrim protects and reinforces the web.

    A Material Designed for Automotive Acoustic Performance
    Part of our TAI family of acoustic absorbers for automotive OEM, 3M™ Thinsulate™ Acoustic Insulation TAI4027 (PDF, 70.75 Kb) is a thin, low density (16 kg/m3) mat insulation. It is an excellent NVH material for applications where noise and mass reduction are major goals. Its internal web features thick and thin fibers and is designed specifically to absorb vibration and help reduce unwanted noise from traveling throughout vehicles.

    Built for Lasting Noise Absorption
    The internal web of the product is composed of a combination of polyester (PE) and polypropylene (PP) fibers. The PP fibers are extremely fine, allowing for high-energy absorption without adding weight. The thicker PE fibers add loft, strength and stability to the web. The lightweight reinforcing white scrim is made from 100% polypropylene non-woven fabric for durability.

    Properties of 3M™ Thinsulate™ Acoustic Insulation TAI4027
    This acoustic insulation mat material has a caliper of 26 mm and a basis weight of 415 gm/m2. Fibers are protected by a single scrim.

    Compressible and Conformable for a Range of Applications
    3M™ Thinsulate™ Acoustic Insulation TAI4027 is designed for excellent compressibility and recovery. This is ideal for application to vertical surfaces in vehicle cabins, such as inside door panels and for stuffing pillars. Its light weight properties (PDF, 473.6 Kb) also make it effective for non-load bearing horizontal surfaces, such as package trays, luggage compartments and headliners, for extremely consistent noise absorption throughout the application.

    Our Thinsulate Acoustic Insulation TAI4027 can be processed using conventional techniques such as die cutting. It attaches easily using ultrasonic welding, hot melt adhesive or mechanical fasteners.

    Thinsulate™ materials come in a range of thicknesses to suit different frequency needs
    Thinsulate™ materials come in a range of thicknesses to suit different frequency needs
    Recommended Applications:
    • Door trim panels
    • Door hole seals
    • Head liners
    • Wheel wells
    • Trunk liners
    • Vehicle pillars
    • Instrument panels
    • Parcel trays
    Reasons Why Automotive Manufacturers Choose 3M™ Thinsulate™ Acoustic Insulation
    • Quieter Vehicles. Provides highly efficient acoustic absorption, particularly in middle- to high-frequency ranges.
    • Lighter Vehicles. Thinsulate acoustic insulation products are made from lightweight polyester and polypropylene non-woven fibers. 
    • Easy to Install.Lightweight and easy to handle compared fiberglass, shoddy, felt and PET.
    • Mold, Mildew and Moisture Resistant. Install just the insulation – there’s no need for an additional waterproof layer during application. Thinsulate acoustic insulation is also resistant to mildew growth, reducing the risk of offensive odors. 
    • Efficient Assembly. Attach our acoustic insulation using a variety of methods including ultrasonic welding, double-sided tape or mechanical clips.
    • Manufacturing Support. Thinsulate acoustic insulation is supported by a global network of 3M experts. Custom die cutting services are available.
    The Science Behind How Thinsulate Acoustic Insulation Absorbs Noise
    All sound is transmitted through the air as waves. These acoustic waves oscillate at differing frequencies. When oscillating waves contact the fine fibers of our Thinsulate acoustic insulation, the resulting friction turns their acoustic energy into heat. The heat irreversibly dissipates and reduces sound. As a result, 3M™ Thinsulate™ Acoustic Insulation applied to automotive interiors reduces interior noise for a quieter, more comfortable ride.

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