The center layer of our insulated and damped heat shields is designed to offer outstanding thermal protection and damping for extreme temperature applications. The high damping value allows us to specify thinner metal layers while still offering outstanding durability. This helps reduce mass by up to 40 percent compared to conventional metal heat shields. The shield features fully hemmed edges to protect worker and technician safety. The hemmed edges also contain the insulation for the life of the shield and stiffen the outer edge.