Control noise and harshness
for designed effect
Fine-tune your market, from quiet, luxurious ride to performance
Ride, sound, and feel define the automotive experience. Tailoring noise,
vibration, and harshness (NVH) characteristics enables you to fine-tune the
market position of your products. Silastic® brand silicone elastomers
provide the tools you need to meet dampening and acoustical engineering
challenges in engine mount and exhaust system design.
Materials that meet today's challenges
Meeting tightening emission regulations often means higher temperatures.
Coupled with ever-tighter engine compartment configurations, your NVH designs
require muffler hanger and engine mount components with enhanced performance
capability. Silastic® silicone elastomers:
Have a wider operating temperature
range than most organic elastomers -- enabling use in
high-temperature engine mount and muffler hanger applications
Can be tailored or custom compounded to meet extreme or extended
Allow design flexibility including fabrication of complex three-dimensional (3-D) parts
Formulating for design-specific solutions
You can rely on Dow Corning to custom compound Silastic® silicone
high-consistency rubber (HCR) elastomers for specific dampening and active
noise control challenges. And, our material formulation experts:
Meet industry specifications
Optimize your fabrication requirements
Ensure performance in real-world conditions
Silastic® silicone elastomers:
Resist weather, road salt, and other extreme under-vehicle environmental
Retain their natural flexibility and continue to perform at low
temperatures that would cause most organic elastomers to become brittle
Resist compression set at both high and low temperatures
Maintain their properties longer than organic elastomers at higher
Learn how the noise, vibration, and harshness capabilities of
Silastic® silicone elastomers benefit these demanding
advantage of our expertise
With more than 50 years of silicone elastomer compounding expertise,
Dow Corning can custom compound or tailor a proven silicone elastomer
to help you achieve the best processing efficiency and performance value.
Learn about your custom
compounding and technical support options.
Tell us what you need.
Ask an expert to help you
specify the ideal Silastic® silicone elastomer for your application.