Regufoam, for the insulation of contact noise.

What Is Regufoam Vibration Insulation Material?

All about Regufoam vibration insulation
Regufoam is an elastomer that consists of a mixed composition of high-quality polyurethane foam. The denisty types of Regufoam are indicated with a capital D and a number, the lower the number, the lower the denisty or rigidity. As the density increases, with a maximum of 990 kg/m³, the product starts to look more like a massive piece of synthetic material. The size of the cels becomes smaller and firmer, making it more resistant against resonance. Since Regufoam doesn't consist of foam flakes, but from one piece of material, the product has a long lifespan.

Where to use Regufoam for?
Regufoam is used to isolate sources that produce vibrations or resonances which in turn sets a foundation, a floor for instance, in motion resulting in impact noise or contact noise. By placing Regufoam between a vibrating source and the foundation, the material functions as a spring. This product ensures that the source cannot touch a foundation, and thus prevents it from transmitting vibrations.

Regufoam applications

For a few applications we processed Regufoam into a ready-to-use solution for solving various sound problems, such as: 

Which type of Regufoam do I need? 
In our Regufoam range you will find various density types of Regufoam and two types of thicknesses, 12 and 25 mm. Density types are D150, D220, D300 and D400 kg/m³. The higher the designation, indicated by a capital D, the tougher the material, and the higher the load it can carry, decouple.

In theory we use for a light devices/sources that vibratate lightly a viariant with a low density, D150 or D220, with a tickness of 12 mm. We don't want the source shaking because of it's own frequency. More heavy sources that produces vertical frequencies, a treadmill for instance, we need a longer 'spring' so a thicker type with sufficient impact resistance, in this case D220 25mm thick. Sources that have a high RPM, a washing machine of instance, is paced on pieces of Regufoam D300 12mm to prevent violent shaking of the machine/source.

As for simple applicationss, such as (mobile) airconditioning, treadmills, or swimming pool pumps, and other relatively light equipment, you can use the universal Regufoam Damper Pads. If you use Regufoam vibration insulation in pieces of about 120 x 120 mm you can use this 'rule of thumb':

  • Regufoam type D150 25 mm:     0 up to 100 Kg
  • Regufoam type D220 25 mm: 100 up to 200 Kg
  • Regufoam type D300 25 mm: 200 up to 250 Kg

Points of attention
When decoupling equipment that contain pipes, for water or other liquids,
make sure that they are stable and cannot wobble, since this could lead to play on the pipes which may cause leakage. Under machines with speed that builds up, Regufoam with a thickness of 12 mm should be applied. A lathe being a case in point, which shouldn't start to wobble but stand steadily. This also applies to machines with a high centre of gravity.

Regufoam in the industrial sector
Apart from simple applications, Regufoam can also be applied to solve more complex sound issues, such as for insulating appliances, foundations of machines, floors, walls and rails from cranes, trains, and trams. As for these applications, you cannot make use of just any type of Regufoam! When you send us all the details regarding your appliance or machine, we will be more than happy to calculate which type of Regufoam and how much material you will need. In this way, you are assured of optimal vibration insulation and a safe functioning of your equipment.

Questions?Customer service
Do you have any questions concerning this product or would you like to receive a product sample before making an order? Please feel free to contact us. Information with regards to the various types of Regufoam can be found on our Regufoam product pages.