Hankook advances tire-noise insulation technology

Neu-Isenburg, Germany – Hankook has updated its ‘sound absorber’ technology, which is already being fitted as OE on high-end SUVs and sport coupés, the Korean tire maker announced 7 Sept.

Acoustic foam used in the tire is no longer being fixed in place with a full-surface coating of the company’s Sealguard material.

sound absorberInstead a new heat-resistant silicone-based glue, that only requires a partial coverage to achieve the same effect, is being applied.

This updated adhesion process in conjunction…

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