Everyone wants a quiet ride so noise control is a must in the Automotive industry. Noise Vibration and Harshness, or NVH, is a term used to describe noise, squeaks, rattles and other noises associated with mechanical devices. The term is used extensively in the Automotive industry but in other markets too. Acoustical engineers find Specialty Adhesive Tapes a great way to mount NVH control materials.

NVH problems often occur with items that

  • Open and Close
  • Slide
  • Tilt
  • Rock
  • Twist
  • Vibrate
  • Roll
  • Shake
  • and even some that don’t move at all

We’ve all experienced that little noise in the car that just won’t go away or strange noises coming from some other device. NVH applications are everywhere, in machines, furniture, cars, appliances, and more.

Engineers in the Automotive industry work on NVH applications every day. Just open the hood to your cars engine compartment and you’ll see a layer of insulation mounted under the hood itself. This might be considered insulation but it’s also there to minimize engine noise. You might also see wires wrapped in some type of cloth tape. The cloth tape provides a soft and smooth surface which reduces squeaks and harshness should the wires rub against something. Other areas in an automobile like the cabin, glove box, dashboard, trunk, doors, steering, and more are all areas that have the potential to produce noises. NVH problems can also be a concern with other products like generators, compressors, home appliances, gym equipment and others.

To reduce or eliminate NVH materials like foam, cloth, plastics, rubber, felt, tissue and specialty films are used. I’m sure that I’ve missed a few but I think you’ve got the idea.

Like with many other applications pressure sensitive tapes are simple and easy to use. Generally no tools are needed. In addition, pressure sensitive adhesives can be applied to all of the materials I just listed making them ideal for solving noise problems. Pressure sensitive adhesive tapes are often supplied in cut shapes to help aid application and are ideal for use in tight areas.

Engineers everywhere rely on specialty pressure sensitive tapes as a fast, cost effective solution to NVH problems. Think about how specialty pressure sensitive products can solve your NVH problem.