Why Ecomass Is The Best Thermoplastic For Vibration Damping
Posted by Michael Luis on July 17th, 2022
Vibration damping is a thermal management issue. If your heat dissipation is inadequate, then the temperature rise from your equipment will be high and the dissipated heat will be low. Thus, it’s good to have an effective Vibration Damping thermoplastic available.
However, not all thermoplastics are created equal when it comes to vibration damping. You need a thermoplastic with certain properties to effectively damp vibrations. The best choice for vibration damper is Ecomass, which has a high modulus of elasticity (higher tensile strength) and excellent resistance to creep and demulsification properties.
All-natural materials tend to be very elastic, while man-made materials generally have a low modulus of elasticity. As a material warms up, it loses some of its elasticity and becomes more compliant, or less dense. The transition between elastic and compliant states is called the “cushion” or “damping” portion of the material. Ecomass does this job effectively and it is the best vibration damping material available on the market.
Other applications of Ecomass
Ecomass is designed to be used as a biaxially-active elastomer with a high glass transition temperature. However, it can also be used as a fully flexible, stretchable synthetic rubber. This makes it a good choice for applications where both flexibility and noise suppression are essential.
• Radiation shielding
Ecomass has excellent radiation-shielding properties thanks to its high glass transition temperature which makes it great for applications that require maximum absorptance. It is widely used in Electronic and Electromechanical Devices (EME) where ETC GLP-142 is the most popular radiation-shielding elastomer.
• Frangible projectiles
Projectiles made of Ecomass have very good shape stability and low angular velocity which make them ideal for training range safety. While many projectiles made of other thermoplastics have to be balanced with ease, these projectiles can be made very stable in just the opposite direction with only basic care. This makes them great training tools both indoors and out.
When it comes to weighting, Ecomass can absorb vibrations in three dimensions. This makes it a good choice for applications that require a deformable but highly resonance-free enclosure. It is widely used in the Agricultural & Forestry Industries for the protection of equipment against unnecessary vibration. It is also a popular choice for automotive applications where low weight and good handling are required.
How does Ecomass work?
Ecomass is a thermoplastic composite material that is formulated to meet specific requirements for impact and fatigue resistance. It is made of closed-cell semi-transparent PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) plastic.
When you buy Ecomass, the plastic pellets are loose and unformed and then form into a hard, dense material when the plastic is heated to a certain temperature. This is called “curing”. During the curing process, the plastic changes from being soft, absorbent, and squishy to a hard, durable, rigid material.
Advantages of Ecomass over other thermoplastics
It doesn’t delaminate as other thermoplastics do over time. It has a good impact and chemical resistance to a wide range of chemicals. It is flame-retardant. It does not chlorinated or brominated to stay inert against most toxic and corrosive chemicals. It can be relatively inexpensive to produce compared to other thermoplastics.
Michael Luis has an author, Who has been vehemently writing industrial Mechanism related articles for about 5years. He enjoys writing stuffs on vibration damping material, thermoplastic composite material and engineered thermoplastics related for Ecomass Technologies.