10. July 2019 | Mobiltech
Alpha-Liner: optimum protection against tire noise
Each reduced decibel is decisive as external or pass-by noise in particular is increasingly regulated in Europe, Japan, but also in China. From 2024, newly registered vehicles in the European Union will be allowed to generate a maximum of 68 decibels of external noise, a challenge for manufacturers and suppliers alike in light of the current threshold of 72 decibels and already highly acoustically optimized cars. To achieve this substantial noise reduction, Alpha-Liner will make an important contribution.
Easy to clean and robust
Wheelhouse outer liners made of Alpha-Liner offer additional advantages as well. They are easy to clean and robust thanks to the plasticized surface, making them more resistant to stone chipping and ice accumulation in the wheelhouse. Compared to corresponding components made of plastic, Alpha-Liner convinces with a lower weight, ensuring a greater driving range especially for electric vehicles. In addition, the components are produced in a sustainable manner. Production scrap of the wheelhouse outer liners, which are primarily made of recycled PET fibers, can be fully recovered and recycled. World premiere of Alpha-Liner will take place on the occasion of the Automotive Acoustics Conference in Zurich, Switzerland, on July 9 and 10.
About the Automotive Acoustics Conference
What methods and solutions do vehicle acousticians employ to meet increasingly tightening noise and emissions limits around the world? These and other challenges in acoustic management will be discussed by globally leading experts at the Automotive Acoustics Conference in Zurich on July 9 and 10, 2019. The conference, which has been under the scientific leadership of Autoneum for more than 50 years, is the internationally leading convention for automobile acoustics. At this year’s edition, more than 20 acoustic experts from the automotive industry and science will present relevant and up-to-date findings. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about the latest product innovations including Alpha-Liner in an accompanying exhibition.