The construction sector continues to evolve, requiring innovative high-performing products that are efficient and easy to lay. Isolgomma deeply understands this need and for this reason places Research & Development among its top priorities.
The company has two laboratories specialised in research, controlling and testing for the Construction and Railway sectors, which also contribute to the auditing of efficient and quick processes according to standard ISO 9000.
Construction sector Laboratory
The recently built Acoustic Laboratory dedicated to the Construction sector and its collaboration with the Department of Technical Physics of the University of Padua make it possible to determine the insulation indexs such us ""Lnw"" ,""Rw"", according to standards ISO 140 and ISO 717-1.
The building is made up of two testing rooms on the ground floor and two on the first floor. On the ground floor, the two rooms are separated by a wall that has a 10 m2 surface and is dedicated to standards testing for airborne noise insulation. On the first floor there are two rooms for simultaneous testing, of which one is in standard 14cm reinforced concrete.
Thanks to this highly technological building, our R&D department can study solutions and materials while adhering to the most recent scientific methods and laws in order to obtain high performance products that are long-lasting and easy to install.
Next to the Acoustics Lab is a Mechanical Lab where all the static and dynamic acoustic and mechanical tests, such as Dynamic Rigidity, Compression Curve (instant and over time), etc., are undertaken. These tests allow us to produce technical data sheets for our products that fulfill national and international standards.
The Railway Laboratory is located in Pozzuoli (NA). The Region of Campagna was chosen as the seat of the lab because of the company’s close collaboration with the Engineering Department of University Frederick II of Naples.
The Lab’s main activity is to test the mechanical characterisation, performance, fatigue and forced aging of antivibrating mats. The center is equipped with a testing machine called “Resilient Pat” and with a “Mat Testing Machine” (RPMTM) built to carry out up to 100Hz static and dynamic tests on mats and plates. Furthermore, outside there is a field for conducting railway tests. Already two lifesize prototypes of railway equipment systems and tram/metro have been created, ready to perform static and dynamic tests using hydraulic pistons and vibrodine.