JBC Technologies introduces lightweight composite materials for thermal and acoustical protection

Aug 14, 2019   Technology

JBC Technologies has introduced TABshield®, a new product portfolio of lightweight, flexible, easy-to-install composite materials for targeted thermal and acoustical protection.

It is a lower-cost solution to traditional metal heat shields and is perfect for applications with space constraints. Additional benefits include low cost die cut tooling, embossing for better formability, and quick delivery.

"Lightweighting vehicles for improved fuel economy is a significant challenge for the auto industry," said Brenda Doskocil, Vice President of Business Development for JBC. "OEM's are being pushed for cost-effective options that take weight out of vehicles. Our team at JBC recognised a need in the market and, thanks to our vertical integration and technical depth, we were able to develop a composite material that both solves this issue and complements our existing light gauge aluminium product line."

JBC offers multiple customisations to its TABshield line to accommodate the varying design and performance requirements of automotive and appliance OEMs. Examples include the addition of pull tabs for ease in liner removal, embossing for better formability, micro-perforating for improved acoustical performance, and the option of a peel-and stick-adhesive backing for easier installation. TABshield is available in sheets, rolls, or die-cut shapes.

In addition to TABshield, JBC provides a variety of die-cut solutions ideal for thermal and acoustic protection - from ceramic blankets and glass mats, to embossed and micro-perforated foils, to other non-woven materials, synthetic blankets and polyurethane foams.

"For many years JBC has been producing and die-cutting composite heat and acoustical materials for OEMs," said Joe Bliss, founder and President of JBC Technologies. "The launch of our new TABshield product line positions JBC as not only a fabricator but also as a manufacturer that can provide an off-the-shelf heat shield solution with lightning speed or quickly produce a custom engineered solution."

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