Acoustical Application Areas

Armacell Component Foams for Highway BarriersExpanded Foams for a Wide Variety of Industries

Armacell acoustical component foam products provide excellent acoustical properties for sound absorption and vibration damping that are practical for a wide range of commercial, industrial and residential applications. Below are some common uses but other applications may also be appropriate. Contact our Technical Managers regarding your particular application or industry specification requirements.

Residential Construction Air Gasket

  • Between drywall and bottom and top plates, foundation, subfloor
  • Window frame and the rough openings
  • Offers sound attenuation and vibration damping
  • Acts as an acoustic decoupler
  • Conforms to irregular surfaces when compressed, filling gaps and expansion joints

Armacell acoustic component foam products for metal roofing systems

Separation Walls

  • Excellent NRC and STC ratings
  • Meets ASTM E 84 25/50 or Class A requirements


  • Excellent noise abatement
  • Added cushioning

Metal Ceilings

  • Adds sound absorption performance to nonacoustic ceilings

Metal Roofing

  • Excellent performance in rainfall frequencies
  • Meets ASTM E 84 25/50 or Class A requirements

Acoustical Foam for Bridge and Highway Construction

White Goods

  • Eliminates structural and airborne noise
  • Suitable for all appliances, including ice machines and vacuum cleaners

Highway Barriers and Bridges

  • Excellent sound attenuation
  • Helps create acoustical isolation between highway and residential environment
  • Reduces destructive vibration between structural components

Heavy Transportation Equipment

  • Provides both noise reduction and vibration damping
  • Proven record in automotive industry to address NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) problems

Foam for Trains, Subway and Rail Transportation

HVAC Equipment

  • Excellent vibration damping and sound isolation
  • Fiber free
  • Elastomeric foam will not contribute to spread of mold and mildew

Railway Construction

  • Resilient pad provides for load distribution and reduces low frequency vibration
  • Vibration isolation solution for slab track and other high-speed rail systems
  • Mechanically decouples vibration transmitted from track to ground
  • Long-lasting, maintenance-free, UV resistant foam

For more information, contact us to talk to a Component Foam Technical Manager about acoustical applications.

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