Over the past several decades, the automotive industry has placed increasing priority on reducing engine, wind, and road noise to improve comfort. Unfortunately, as background noise levels continue to decrease, the squeaks, ticks, and rattles generated by the many components inside and outside the vehicle become increasingly noticeable, and annoying.
With the emergence of Hybrids and Electric vehicles, NVH reduction is becoming even more important.
Engineers responsible for reducing noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) regularly trust Krytox™ lubricants to resolve noise issues inside the vehicle (instrument panels, center consoles, closures and latches) as well as outside (door, decklid, and weather strip seals, sunroofs, and suspension bushings).
Why Krytox™ ?
- Unlike hydrocarbon-based lubricants, Krytox™ is chemically inert and compatible with all plastics, elastomers, and fabrics used in vehicle construction, and all automotive paint/clearcoat systems – and therefore will not compromise the appearance or mechanical integrity of any component or surface with which it comes into contact.
- The low volatility of Krytox™ enables it to resist drying out over time, so it can perform over the life of vehicle.
- Krytox™ is resistant to washout from water and salt from the road, and steam and detergents from car washes that physically remove other lubricants over time.
- Krytox™ provides a thick lubricating film to separate parts and keep them from squeaking, buzzing, and rattling during vehicle operation.
Creating Unique Car Interiors
Materials used in automotive interiors are selected for their surface appearance, colorability and dimensional stability.
Usage of Dissimilar Materials Combined with Higher Demand for Eliminating Buzz, Squeak and Rattle
Design engineers are challenged by the use and contact of dissimilar materials in car interiors without generating annoying noises. Quieter interiors and quality finishes are a must-have for modern vehicles.
Lubricant Capability Comparison
Design Advantages with Krytox™ Lubricants in Noise Reduction
Vehicle Interior and Elimination of Annoying Noises
Krytox™ performance lubricants are commonly used to reduce friction and rubbing. They cut down or eliminate buzz, squeak and rattle (BSR). Typical application areas for Krytox™ lubricants include:
Download this white paper to learn about the benefits of using Krytox™ high-performance lubricants to reduce NVH and BSR to provide a more quiet, comfortable ride for vehicle occupants. In these fascinating documents, Krytox™, the leading expert in automotive lubrication, takes inspiration from its years of experience to examine how OEMs and Tier 1 manufacturers can make the most of the latest lubrication to meet their targets.