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Noise and Vibration Damping


Improve vehicle comfort and perceived quality by controlling NVH.

Choose Molykote® brand specialty lubricants and Dow Corning® brand adhesive/sealants to help meet your needs for automotive interior noise and vibration damping. Our sound damping solutions can help you improve comfort and increase perceived quality by eliminating squeaks, rattles, buzzes and vibrations from interior systems, components and dissimilar materials.

Auto interior noise and vibration damping


Use Molykote lubricants for interior-noise damping
Smart Lubrication™ can help you prevent noisy squeaks, rattles, buzzes and vibrations from:

  • Sunroofs, windows and doors
  • Multimedia and navigation systems
  • Door panels, window lifts and climate-control vents
  • Shift assemblies, pedal/column systems and control cables
  • Seatbelt and airbag systems
  • Seat actuators, guides and springs
  • Consoles, cupholders, grip handles and interior trim
  • Visors, mirrors and system switches

Learn more about Molykote lubricants for automotive interior applications.

Depend on Molykote brand Smart Lubrication to reduce NVH in interior systems
Molykote noise-damping lubricants perform across a wide temperature range. They have good compatibility with automotive interior materials, provide reliable lubrication and resist abrasion, oxidation and water washout. Non-staining options are available. Choose from:

  • High-performance greases with a choice of consistencies for long-term lubrication and prevention of unwanted noise and vibration
  • Dependable anti-seize pastes with high solid-lubricant content for eliminating stick-slip squeaks and lubricating heavier loads operating at low sliding speeds
  • Dry-film anti-friction coatings for lubrication, corrosion protection and squeak-and-rattle prevention on inaccessible parts

Silicone adhesive/sealants provide more NVH control
See Interior Component Bonding for more solutions for reducing interior noise and vibration.

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    In addition to specialty sealants, elastomers and lubricants, we also offer more material options for other automotive interior applications.

A switch from polyurethane to silicone rubber for door seals and cushioning components ended a warranty problem involving hardtop convertible automobiles in hot climates.

Learn more about the properties and performance advantages of silicone rubber elastomers and other specialty materials from Dow Corning.

View more solutions for automotive interior applications

Interior system component lubrication
Airbag coating and sealing
Airbag development help
Stick-slip noise elimination
Interior component bonding
Other automotive interior solutions

Learn more

Dow Corning solutions for NVH May/June 2011 Automotive Design Magazine (PDF)
Smart Lubrication™ Solutions for Vehicle Exterior Design (PDF)
Smart Lubrication™ Solutions for Vehicle Interior Design – Smart science drives quiet comfort innovation (PDF)
Molykote® Anti-Friction Coatings Selection Guide (PDF)

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