An Optimization Study on Sound Insulation Property of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate/Hematite Coated Nonwovens

Özen I., Okyay G., Demiryürek O.

POLYMER COMPOSITES, vol.40, no.5, pp.1890-1896, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pc.24957
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1890-1896
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, nonwoven fabrics were coated with ethylene vinyl acetate/hematite blends. Three different hematite loadings (100, 300, and 600 g/m(2)) were applied. After evaluations of morphology, thermal stability, and mechanical properties of the coated structures, sound insulation property was investigated. In addition, a detailed statistical analysis was performed on sound transmission loss. It was found that sound insulation property changed depending on the frequency and hematite loading amount. A hematite loading amount of 160-190 g/m(2) can be used together with ethylene vinyl acetate as the matrix polymer for enhanced thermal and sound insulation properties without compromising mechanical performance. POLYM. COMPOS., 40:1890-1896, 2019. (c) 2018 Society of Plastics Engineers