TUFCOTE™ XL Acoustic Foam
TUFCOTE™ XL Acoustic Foam is the latest innovation in the Aearo Technologies portfolio of acoustic products. TUFCOTE™ XL acoustic foam is manufactured with an optimized cellular construction to create a new material capable of achieving a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 0.8 at 1-inch thickness. Available with an aluminized or black surface, this material can also protect fragile components from heat sources within the equipment.
Introducing TUFCOTE™ XL Acoustic Foams
The new TUFCOTE XL acoustic foams reach 0.8 NRC values at 1-inch thickness. The acoustic absorber features a unique PET facing on a polyurethane foam to accentuate absorption for very high NRC value. The XL foam meets HF-1 flame rating and the requirements of UL 2200.
World-Class Manufacturing Process
Failure Is Not an Option Aearo Technologies LLC's proprietary manufacturing process for TUFCOTE™ XL acoustic foams creates a superiorly constructed product designed specifically for power generation enclosures. Our thin sheet casting process chemically bonds the input materials (PSA/foam/surface). Unlike other urethane foams that are laminated (glued), TUFCOTE foam does not delaminate or separate. This is particularly important in high air flow areas of the enclosure or when installed over head of a heat source such as an engine.
The thin sheet casting process additionally allows Aearo Technologies LLC to manufacture TUFCOTE XL foams efficiently and economically. Together with integrated parts fabrication, maximized shipping programs and the highest ISO quality standards, it is no surprise that Aearo is a leading supplier to power generation OEMs.
Industry-leading performance, superior construction, highest possible value ➡ TUFCOTE XL Acoustic Foams
Advantages of Aluminized Facing over a Black-Faced Foam in High-Temperature Applications
TUFCOTE™ XL-AP acoustic foam utilizes an aluminized polyester surface to protect the foam while increasing both the thermal and acoustic performance.
Where to Use:
TUFCOTE XL -AP foam is ideally used inside the enclosure and around radiated heat sources. The reflective surface deflects radiant heat, lowering both foam and substrate (enclosure surface) temperatures. This allows the enclosure design to be more efficient and reduces touchpoint temperatures. A black urethane surface and an aluminized polyester surface were tested near a radiant heat source at a distance of 3”. The black urethane surface continued to absorb heat until the test was terminated. At conclusion, there was over a 75°F delta in substrate temperatures between the black urethane (150°F) and the aluminized polyester surface (75°F). In addition to improved efficiency, the aluminized polyester surface reflects interior lighting. This allows OEMs to reduce the amount of lighting and create a bright and clean enclosure.
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