Thermal Acoustic Insulation
Although it’s not always visible on aircraft, thermal acoustic insulation is essential to keep passengers comfortable and safe. Designing products to minimize the transmission of thermal extremes, structural vibrations, and reducing the overall in-flight noises requires and an understanding of different insulation materials.
Thermal acoustic insulation is crucial to aerospace, military, and many other industrial applications. Therefore, working with a knowledgeable textile company on your insulation needs is necessary to ensure high-quality results that exceed your expectations. At Tex Tech, our team has created thermal acoustic insulation solutions for demanding applications by custom-designing heat and sound-reducing products that meet your specifications.
Overview of Thermal Acoustic Insulation
- Analytical Capabilities
By using our extensive analytical capabilities to design and manufacture materials used for thermal and acoustic protection in the aviation industry, we have positioned ourselves as a leader in OEM acoustic insulations. Tex-Tech’s material scientists offer science-based solutions to develop thermal acoustic insulation for aircraft cabins with the right balance of lightweight materials that effectively reduce noise and vibration while withstanding extreme flight temperatures. OEMs of commercial and private jet aircraft prefer Tex-Tech as their material supplier for thermal acoustic insulations.
- Custom Designed Materials
Custom Designed Materials
Our custom-designed materials use unique fiber blends to address specific sound reduction or burn-resistance challenges in the most demanding applications. The lightweight materials are durable while providing the necessary protection from flame, heat, and cold. Our engineers create the ideal solutions for your thermal and acoustic insulation needs by combining unique fiber blends to achieve the best balance of performance and weight.
Some aerospace industry thermal acoustic insulation solutions we provide, with most products holding Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA), include:
- Seat fire-blocking
- Carpet underlayment that provides flame resistance and sound-absorbing protection for passenger comfort
- Moisture-absorbent materials used to protect the airframe
- Fuselage materials that help preserve the airframe Crew Rest Insulation Materials
How Thermal Acoustic Insulation Works
Materials Used to Create Thermal Acoustic Insulation
At Tex Tech, we use a wide range of materials to create our thermal acoustic insulation solutions. These materials are blends of flame-retardant fibers that are combined to create a lofty, nonwoven fabric. These fabrics can be used by themselves or they can be combined into blanket systems.
Our Materials Include:
These semi-crystalline fibers are popular because of their resistance to abrasion, chemicals, and extreme temperatures up to 400 °F. Examples include Conex and Nomex.
These more rigid crystalline fibers have fixed, longitudinally aligned polymer chains. They feature high durability and strength, and can function at temperatures up to 446 °F. Examples include Twaron and Kevlar.
Polyphenylene Sulfides (PPS)
These high-performance engineering-grade thermoplastics offer chemical resistance, durability, and strength. They can resist temperatures up to 375 °F.
Oxidized Polyacrylonitrile (OPAN) materials
These semi-crystalline thermoplastics can operate well in temperatures up to 450 °F; however, they suffer degradation rather than melting when exposed to higher temperatures.
These fibers provide excellent high temperature stability, low thermal conductivity, are resistant to chemical agents, and are incombustible while maintaining good flexibility. They can withstand temperatures in excess of 1,800 °F.
Industry Applications for Thermal Acoustic Insulation
Contact Tex Tech for
Innovative Thermal Acoustic Insulation Solutions
When choosing aerospace insulation or thermal acoustic insulation solutions for any application, it’s necessary to determine the best type for the most effective and efficient results. Tex Tech’s years of industry experience and extensive knowledge of different insulation materials allow us to create thermal acoustic insulation to meet strict tolerances while aligning with all FAA regulations. Our custom-tailored thermal acoustic insulation products will ensure you receive products that meet individual requirements to your specifications. Contact us to request a quote for your custom insulation solution, or use the contact information below.