The world is full of lots of funny sounding types of rubber and other polymers. There is neoprene, polyethylene, urethane, polyurethane, natural rubber to name a few. Then there is a whole world of name brand polymers like Viscolas and Santoprene but the only one that you need to know about is Sorbothane. That’s a combination of the terms, “Absorb” and “Urethane.” So, it really isn’t that funny or random of a name after all.
Sorbothane was designed for the purpose of being the best impact and vibration-absorbing polymer ever. And it does the trick. Sorbothane is capable of absorbing up to 94.7% of impact and vibration energy. And it works so quickly that the energy is nearly completely gone within 1-2 cycles (think shakes or oscillations). In fact when we made a ball out of Sorbothane it wouldn’t ever bounce more than once.
Sorbothane acts like a fluid and retains its shape like a solid. It works for millions of cycles because unlike a foam rubber there are no air bubbles inside of it to break down. Its ultra-soft nature makes it excellent at converting vibration energy into heat. So when you install Silent Feet anti-vibration pads under your washing machine, the Sorbothane layer forms a barrier that turns all the annoying shaking, vibration, noise and other spin cycle energy into heat. There is no better material to protect your home and your sanity. Choose Silent Feet because they are the only washer pad that uses patented Sorbothane rubber.