Acoustical Foams Silence Medical Equipment
Thu, 04/16/2009 - 12:57pm
Acoustical foams for medical devices are available in several thicknesses and densities, with facings to tune the absorption spectrum and compensate for environmental conditions such as temperature and moisture. Die-cut and sized to fit specific equipment housing requirements, finished foams can be supplied with or without pressure sensitive adhesive backings. Suitable for quieting the hissing from oxygen concentrators and nebulizers, or the clicking from dispensing equipment and similar devices, the acoustical foams can be custom matched to medical OEM requirements. Line enclosures with sound absorbers typically reduce reverberant noise while barrier materials and composites can be used to block other unwanted noise.