With the ongoing disruptive megatrends taking place in the industry of automotives, auto OEMs and the suppliers are undergoing strong pressure for innovating according to the supplier of the materials Asahi Kasei. The company has claimed that its recently developed polyamide (PA) beads foam is offering rare possibilities for lightweight as well as noise-reducing applications.
The PA Foam is featuring the usual heat, chemical as well as oil resistant properties of the polyamide, and is combined with the amazing rigidity or the quality of noise reduction depending on the beads’ shape. PA Foam that consist of the round-shaped beads are also featuring some strong rigidity, which makes it an excellent alternative material for the aluminum and the metal that is used in structural applications, and also for the use for insulators, spacers, ducts, or any other lightweight pieces of the battery of the electrified vehicles.
Furthermore, PA Foam that has a C- or macaroni-shape deliver noise insulation adding to the typical properties of polyamide. Potential applications are observed everywhere around the car, and particularly in the compartment of engine where the material is able to unfold its rare qualities.
These qualities of reducing noise of the foam further contribute to greater comfort within the car. With the increasing popularity of sharing of car along with the expected beginning of autonomous driving, the interior of the automotive is becoming highly important as a place for relaxation as well as comfort. PA Foam could significantly contribute towards the quality of the new in-vehicle space for living through the insulation and also the reduction of noise that is radiating from the car itself, it could also minimize the noise coming from the outside of the vehicle.