Insulation for Thermal Management and Noise Reduction
foam is an effective absorber suitable for applications involving noise control
and thermal management. Second Skin Audio provides a range of melamine foam
insulation for a variety of industries, mainly car audio, construction, rail
transportation, heavy truck, aerospace, medical, and marine manufacturing. The
foam is widely used because it is a versatile, flame resistant material that is
lightweight, semi-rigid yet flexible, and easy to customize.
of melamine foam are utilized for thermal and acoustical insulation
applications. While standard melamine insulation can absorb water, all of
Second Skin’s melamine products are hydrophobic (resistant to moisture and shed
Sound Reducing Insulation
cells in melamine foam make it an excellent noise reducing
insulation because sound waves can travel deeply into the foam. Once
there, the sound waves are converted to low-grade heat in the open cell
structure of the foam, stopping noise from reflecting, causing echoes and increasing
noise levels. Our foam is a popular sound reducing material for manufacturers
as it absorbs mid to high range frequencies while meeting aircraft (FAA, BSS,
etc), HVAC, and transportation vehicle’s flame, smoke, and toxicity standards.
foam prevents the convection and heat transfer of air, making it an excellent
insulator. The foam has a thermal conductivity of 0.25 BTU-in/ft²-hr-°F at 68°F
and is often used for heating, ventilation, and air condition duct lining. Due
to the rigid cell structure of the foam, it does not settle or fall apart over
time, unlike fiberglass, and remains an effective insulator for years.
lightweight, the foam provides exceptional resistance to heat, low-flame, and
smoke without adding excessive weight during application. Our foam meets all
aircraft (FAA, BSS, etc.), HVAC and transportation (rail) flame, smoke, and
toxicity standards. The foam is also available with a 1,000 degree thermal film
facing (Mega Block) and pressure-sensitive adhesive backings.
Flame Resistant Materials for Safety
One of the
key properties that sets melamine foam apart from other insulators is its flame
resistance. Our foam can withstand temperatures between -300°F to 356°F and has
an intermittent temperature range of up to +400°F. The fire-resistant
characteristics are a result of the high nitrogen content in the melamine resin
used to manufacture the foam. The resin creates an extremely flame-resistant
insulation without the need of additional fire-retardant chemicals. Melamine
foam does not drip or melt in the presence of open flame and exudes little
smoke. Once the ignition and fuel source are removed, the foam will extinguish.
Melamine foam, like Mega Zorbe Hydrophobic Melamine Foam (HMF), can be used in combination with traditional materials, but can also be used alone as a self-supporting insulation with little to no fasteners. Easier to install than materials like fiberglass/mass loaded vinyl/jute/closed cell foam, Melamine Foam with self adhesive high temp backing decreases manufacturing time and labor costs, all without sacrificing sound absorption, thermal insulation, or fire resistance.
Second Skin’s melamine products:
MegaBlock, MegaZorbe, and MegaZorbe Standard
products are engineered for sound proofing, not borrowed from the roofing