Operating on the open water offers unique challenges that Polymer Technologies has been helping marine manufacturers solve for decades. Our range of composite solutions ensures passenger comfort and safety on waterways and prevents structure-borne noise and vibration from engine machinery.
We help marine manufacturers reduce the amount of noise, vibration, and thermal energy transmitted from motors and equipment. Polymer’s composite solutions for marine applications are ideal because they are low density, flame resistant, and protect equipment from structural duress, ensuring its longevity for years to come.
For more information on our Marine achievements and innovations, please see our Case Studies.
Passenger comfort and safety are important considerations when designing marine vessels. Floor mats can be used to provide a durable, non-slip wear surface that increases transmission loss, like our selection of POLYDAMP® acoustical floor mats.
Floor mats provide a barrier that blocks sound waves and makes walking on surfaces safer. We have a variety of different wear surfaces, our most popular being the pyramid type wear surface and the modified twist floor mat with a closed cell decoupler. Get anti-slip and abrasion resistance while simultaneously blocking noise and vibration from entering through the bulkhead of a vessel by adding POLYDAMP® acoustical floor mats.
For additional noise reduction, we provide acoustical barriers with and without foam decouplers for use as a floor underlayment. POLYTECH® closed cell foams are typically used as decouplers for compression resistance, comfort, and thermal insulation while also separating the barrier and floor mat to optimize acoustical effectiveness. Our POLYDAMP® acoustical foams are also used in marine wall insulation applications.
At Polymer, our solutions help marine manufacturers significantly isolate noise, heat, and vibration within engine compartments or dissipate it into areas that do not directly affect the operator, passengers, or residents on the shoreline.
To prevent excess vibration, our line of SquishyFlex® Anti-Vibration Mounts help keep engines running smoothly. Our line of isolation mounts for outboard motors are ideal for heavy-duty application.
For bulkheads, we have a selection of cellular-based POLYDAMP® acoustical foam. Our flat, acoustic foam solutions are suitable for preventing excess heat and noise from entering into the cabin or exterior of the vessel.
Being able to ride on the waves within a certain decibel range is also important, as many boating locations are close to residential and recreational areas. To help meet strict sound restrictions, we have worked with marine motor manufacturers to develop custom molded foam solutions that improve noise reduction of their motor. See our case study to find out how we can help marine manufacturers provide a quieter ride on the open water.
Our solutions for marine bulkhead acoustical issues include various types of insulation applied directly to the bulkhead to reduce noise. We generally use acoustical foams, including melamine foam and urethane foam with and without a barrier. POLYDAMP® Hydrophobic Melamine foams alone, and with films and high mass fabrics, can be used for thermal and acoustical insulation applications. These specific foams and composites have a natural resiliency and resistance to compression set,ensuring effectiveness throughout the vessel's life.
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