Buzz, Squeak & Rattle (BSR) & abrasion resistant tapes are frequently used where two components contact each other and could create wear that might compromise the function or life of the component(s) and/or an unwanted noise. Abrasion resistance is also typically a characteristic required in most anti-squeak or BSR tapes. Considering the large plastics content in vehicles, it is common for plastic components to contact each other creating unwanted noise and wear. Derby produces these tapes from several materials. Derby can produce these tapes using pressure sensitive adhesive laminated to:
- Non-woven – a type of felt that can be produced as thin as .3mm. A very inexpensive material with relatively good abrasion resistance.
- Flock – more expensive than non-woven, but flock is available in multiple colors and has better abrasion resistance. Flock is often used when the tape might be visible to the consumer.
- Foam – different types of foam can act as gap fillers while also performing as an abrasion resistant pad.
- UHMW – Ultra High Molecular Weight polyethylene can be produced as a clear tape, or in multiple colors, or even with a pigment additive in that adhesive that makes the tape show up under black light. UHMW has excellent abrasion resistance.
Protective masking is frequently used to temporarily cover and protect sensitive surfaces. It can be used to protect parts until they arrive at the OEM, dealer or consumer. Derby can provide a variety of masking products with adhesives to stick to most any surface. We can provide die cut parts, sheets, or rolls with or without perforations.
Gaskets can be found in a variety of automotive applications. The gasketing Derby typically produces is not engine gaskets, but gaskets that act as air seals, dust seals, water seals, and more. We have alliances with material manufactures that provide us nearly unlimited resources required to fulfill engineering needs in these types of applications. Our gaskets can be found in vehicles produced by nearly every automotive OEM. Please contact us for additional information.