Issue: Apr 2006

Design for Anti-Squeak and Anti-Rattle in the Passenger Interior of Automobiles

Advanced Pressure-Sensitive Material for Sound Damping in Automobile Manufacturing

by James Hilton

FLEXcon introduces their FLEXmark Flock Nylon product designed for interior anti-squeak and anti-rattle tapes for sound control in the passenger compartment of automobiles. FLEXmark Flock Nylon 3500 Black V-791 200 Poly H-9 (3.9 - 4.1) can be die cut by fabricators into specific shapes and affixed by manufacturers between two plastic parts/components to silence friction-based squeaks and rattles. The material is 'converting friendly'. It has been tested by an independent A2LA laboratory and meets the following automotive specifications: GM 6420M Type 1A, Daimler-Chrysler MS-JZ8-22 Table 1 Section 5B, and Ford ESB-M6G17A Parts 3.12.1 and 3.12.3.

FLEXmark Flock Nylon is a 35.0 mil flexible flocked nylon material, coated with a 4.0 mil (.004) thick high-performance acrylic adhesive and backed with a 2.0 mil (.002) clear polyester release liner. The film is a rug-like layer of tiny filaments adhered to a cotton base. These filaments compress, expand, or shift to fill in space between the plastic layers as temperatures change. The acrylic adhesive is designed to adhere to a variety of plastic surfaces including low-surface energy plastics such as HDPE, LDPE, and polypropylene, and maintains its high-shear properties in both cold and hot temperature
extremes. The 2.0 mil clear polyester release liner is dimensionally stable, provides good adhesive wet out, and a superb base for roll-to-roll converting and rotary die cutting - an important alternative to paper liners that can wrinkle and complicate converting during the rotary die cutting process.

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We are a Canadian fabricator (Jacobs & Thompson) that often supply Tier 1 adhesive backed flock felt (black)Please quote your best price of adhesive backed flock felt 1mm tk to Ford ESB M6G17A...we will require written approval to this spec...see our web page
Wayne Piche , Weston, Ontario

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