Sorbothane is a synthetic viscoelastic urethane polymer. It has wide industrial applications from acoustic shielding to cushioning in shoe soles. The material combines some of the properties of rubber, silicone, and other elastic polymers. It is considered to be a good vibration damping material, an acoustic insulator, and highly durable. An unusually high amount of the energy from an object dropped onto Sorbothane is absorbed. The feel and damping qualities of Sorbothane have been likened to those of meat.


Sorbothane has been used to quiet PC's by being packed around the hard drive and other noisy spinning components, the Sorbothane dampens the vibrations going to the case - which acts like an amplifier. Less vibrations going to the case will equal a quieter PC. (see Quiet PC)

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