Soundproof material selected for 2016 Toyota Prius


Teijin and vehicle parts manufacturer Hayashi Telempu have announced that V-Wave, a jointly developed soundproof material made with nonwoven polyester fabric, has been selected for the 2016 Toyota Prius, which was launched in Japan in December.

According to Teijin, nonwoven structures with vertically oriented fibres of V-Lap enables V-Wave to perform as well as conventional soundproof material, yet weighs only half as much. V-Lap is also environmentally friendly because it is made with recycled polyester.

Teijin and Hayashi Telempu are also using V-Lap and V-Wave to develop other lightweight sound-absorption automotive parts, such as for ceilings and doors.