Porsche turns to melamine foam for acoustic and heat insulation


A melamine resin foam ensures the right sound effects under the hood of the Porsche Panamera Diesel. The foam is used for both sound and thermal insulation in the four-door Gran Turismo's engine compartment, transmission tunnel, and paneling near the engine.

Supplied by BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany), Basotect's low density in addition to its good acoustic properties and high thermal resistance is what especially attracted developers from the Stuttgart-based automaker. Basotect is used to absorb sound in vehicles wherever there are high operating temperatures over an extended period of time, such as in the separating walls between the engine compartment and the car interior, engine hood paneling, engine proximity shells, and transmission tunnels.
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