New PU coating for loading platforms

Wear protection and noise level reduction

 In the Netherlands new regulations for noise reduction in town centers have instigated new measures to reduce noise levels during business deliveries. BASF has developed a solution – the “loading surface whisperer” made of PU. By applying a Polyurea coating of just 5 mm the noise level is reduced by 6 decibels.

The “loading surface whisperer” is simply a covering of Elastocoat® C laid onto a loading platform’s noisy, bumpy surface. The application means that haulage contractors, authorities that battle against noise pollution and the troubled local population are all well and truly traffic calmed.

In 1998 in the Netherlands for example, rules were laid down as to how much noise was allowed during the day. The maximum noise level between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. was set at 65 decibels and 60 decibels between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.

With a wealth of experience in other industries, BASF Polyurethanes developed the...

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