Die cut heat shields protect the interiors of vehicles and equipment against excessive heat from engines and exhaust systems. Depending on their construction, these die cut products can also reduce unwanted sounds. For example, die cut heat shields with an aluminum foil facing can be micro-perforated for noise reduction and embossed for flexibility. This thin-gauge foil reflects radiant energy, and can be laminated to thermal insulation that absorbs high heat and reduces temperatures quickly.
Die cut foils are used in automotive heat shields to provide thermal and acoustical insulation. These formable, flexible, thin-gauge materials can be micro-perforated for noise reduction, and can be laminated to high-temperature insulation to create foil-faced structures that absorb high heat and reduce temperatures quickly. As this case study shows, JBC Technologies provides die cut aluminum foils that solve design challenges and meet multiple requirements.
Die cut foils can be embossed, micro-perforated, laminated to high-temperature insulation, or laminated with pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs). These die cut products can be supplied as two-dimensional (2D) shapes, or die cut and formed into three-dimensional (3D) structures. 2D parts include flat, circular heat shields such as the gaskets used in convection ovens. 3D die cut foils can be formed into complicated shapes used in various applications, such as heat shields near exhaust systems in cars.
Topics: Die Cutting
Die cut foils are flexible, formable materials that provide heat shielding, sound deadening, sealing, and insulation. They are made of thin-gauge metals and used in the automotive, HVAC, and appliance industries. Aluminum foils support precision die cutting and can be embossed and/or micro-perforated. These die cut foils can be laminated to thermal insulation, and supplied with or without an adhesive backing.
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