At Avon Group we pride ourselves on our ability to continually exceed our customers’ expectations, in the fields of acoustic and thermal insulation management.
Our dedicated research and development team, who between them have many years’ experience, work tirelessly searching the globe for the best available materials, enabling us to be at the leading edge of material innovation and creation.
Through strategic partnering we are able to work with our key suppliers to jointly develop unique materials for specific applications. Key areas for our product development are based around “lightweighting” (the need to reduce weight) and the demand for higher temperature performance, especially around the engine compartment in the Automotive market.
From basic polyester, polypropylene and blended waddings to high performance laminates and engineered composites which can use technical Acoustic scrims, films and high temperature foils - we are able to create products to suit most acoustic and thermal applications across a wide range of market segments.
These wadding materials are available in a wide range of weights, thicknesses and densities. We can also alter the binder fibre content to alter the stiffness of the material to suit. Whilst white is the most common colour for these materials, we are able to offer darker colours if needed.
We have available a range of scrims and cover fleeces which can alter the aesthetic of the material as well as changing the performance characteristics. The scrims can be oil and water resistant if required.
We have, at our disposal, a number of different processing methods to deliver the desired components to our customer. These include heat sealing (edge sealing), thermoforming, vacuum forming, moulding, 3D profiling and simple die-cutting. Our engineers are always looking at innovative ways of creating complex parts in a more cost effective manner.
We have also developed a family of cost effective polyurethane foams to function in many application areas. These “light foam” materials not only offer excellent sound absorption and thermal insulation performance compared to other materials, but are also lightweight and recyclable. In Automotive applications, such as bonnet liners and under-engine shields, our light foams are ideal as they reduce the stresses on hinges and other fixings.
Our ability to combine materials in a variety of ways, give us the capability to “fine tune” products to solve specific Acoustic or thermal issues. Whether you need a barrier, absorber, dampener or any combination of these, we can accommodate your requirements.
This ever expanding range of materials, composites and laminates is constantly evolving and improving, allowing us to stay at the forefront of industry.
We also provide a range of pure non-woven products and non-woven products with a scrim.
These perform in a similar way to the PU/Non-woven products. Within this product range we can provide a number of densities, thicknesses and fibre sizes. This enables us to fine tune a product and to meet your exact requirements in terms of Acoustic performance and cost.
Due to their open fibre structure, non- wovens meet demanding Acoustic requirements, even at low base weights. Sound can be perfectly absorbed as a result of these open fibres. These are perfectly suited to areas requiring continued high performance at high temperatures, such as the engine bay, in addition to standard passenger compartment conditions.
Our non-woven products are in use with a number of European OEM car manufacturers.
Some of these products are used to keep the heat out of the passenger compartment but can also be used on electric vehicles to keep the heat in.
- Reduced fuel consumption, leading to reduced emissions
- Acoustically highly effective, leading to improved passenger comfort
- Excellent insulating properties
- Can be supplied either die-cut or thermoformed
- Cost effective solutions
The following list is a small example of the variety of materials and components we currently provide for the Automotive industry related to Acoustics;
- Adhesive backed felts for anti-rattle applications within dashboard and door panels
- Cut felt and foam parts for sealing areas in heating systems
- Insulation and sound proofing materials for boot, tailgate and under bonnet
- Sealing strips for light clusters
- Anti-squeak panels placed between different surfaces