The Influence of Rosin, Blowing Agent, and Mould Type on the Sound Insulation of Paper-based Foams
Keywords:Paper-based foams, Sound insulation properties, Orthogonal experiments
Wooden foams have been extensively researched in recent years because of their special structure and green features. At the same time, noise pollution is increasing, prompting sound insulation to become another research focus. In this study, a three-factor, five-level orthogonal experiment was designed, and 25 sets of specimens were produced for testing and analysis in 19 frequency bands. To measure the sound insulation, two criteria were used: the material sound loss rate (for determining mass) and the material sound loss rate (for determining volume sound). After measuring, these two values were compared. It was found that the material was highly isolated from high frequency noise. The amount of adhesive used and the choice of mould had a considerable effect on the sound insulation of the specimens as the foaming rate was varied. Good sound insulation can be achieved when the foaming rate is very low and when the foaming rate is very high.