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Sound Control

At Mascoat, we put your crew’s safety and comfort first. All equipment causes vibrations (noise) that can transmit throughout a vessel or housing. This noise is not only dangerous to personnel but can also cause crews to become less productive due to discomfort. 

With IMO regulations regarding sound and noise onboard vessels becoming more and more stringent, Mascoat's sound solutions can help owners, shipyards and marine designers meet those noise requirements in an efficient, effective and economical fashion.

Sound Control-dB is a coating specifically designed to deaden noise caused by metal structural translation. It is applied easily via spray method, reducing installation times and ensuring a long lasting solution. In addition to this coating, we also offer VBS Isolation Mounts to decouple walls and ceilings from the superstructure to further reduce noise and vibration on marine vessels.

Sound Control-dB

Mascoat Sound Control-dB has been trusted by marine, transportation and industrial companies worldwide since 1995 to provide effective, long-lasting vibration and noise reduction in a coating form. Building on that trust, Mascoat released the newest version of Sound Control-dB (MSC-dB4) in 2021 with drastically improved sound damping characteristics, especially under 300 Hz, and higher application film builds. This results in better performance and quicker application times.

The coating’s revolutionary technology minimizes loud vibration due to structural translation and mechanical output, which significantly increases safety and ensures vessel comfort for crew and passengers. Typical application thicknesses range from 40–160 mils (1–4 mm), depending on the application. Whether you utilize Mascoat Sound Control-dB4 to dampen noise from pumps, engines, machine housing or ductwork, you can expect superior performance, durability and cost-effectiveness. Though it requires minimal application effort, the coating lasts for years without maintenance and reduces annual repair expenditures for Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI). 

VBS Isolation Mounts

For years Mascoat has helped make vessels quieter with Sound Control-dB, the industry leading sound damping coating. Building on the tradition of keeping crew and passengers safer and more comfortable, Mascoat is proud to introduce VBS Isolation Mounts. These durable, effective brackets can secure and isolate a wall or suspended ceiling with no metal-to-metal contact between the ceiling rail system and the superstructure. This means that vibrations traveling through the ship will be decoupled from the suspended ceiling, creating a much quieter vessel.


  • Limits vibrational transfer from the superstructure to walls and suspended ceilings, reducing panel noise
  • Rapid installation with no need for multiple bits to attach and tighten the brackets
  • Locking pin and ring are able to be reversed, allowing for crucial space saving
  • Safety Lock System ensures that ceiling will be secure in the event of fire