Design Engineering Boom Mat Tape Adds Finishing Touch

AVON LAKE, OH (05.12.2021) – Add a finishing touch to any noise-blocking or sound-damping project with versatile Boom Mat Tape from Design Engineering, Inc.

Offering the same qualities as DEI’s Boom Mat damping material, multipurpose Boom Mat Tape helps reduce vehicle road-noise, sound system vibrations, rattles, dashboard plastic-to-plastic chafing and more. Use it to cover seams, fix leaks and to secure and protect cables, wires and lines.

“Boom Mat tape is for those hard-to-reach areas, as well as for covering wire and cable harnesses running on or along the sides of floorboards,” stated Mike Buca of DEI. “Cover seams and gaps on doors, floor pans, deck lids and trunk areas, to name just a few, or stick it anywhere spot coverage for vibration is needed.”

In fact, possibilities extend far beyond just vehicles, with plenty of in-home applications, such as applying Boom Mat Tape to the bottom of metal sinks to eliminate ringing, or on sump pump pipes to keep them from vibrating.

Simple to use, Boom Mat Tape requires no special tools for installation. The easy-to-cut material comfortably conforms to a variety of shapes and adheres to any metal, aluminum, fiberglass or plastic material, as well as many types of foam padding and fabrics.

Made from 2.5mm-thick butyl rubber with aluminum facing, Boom Mat Tape is offered in 2″-wide-by-20-foot black rolls (# 50215) as well as 1.5”-wide-by-20-foot silver rolls (# 50449). Simple peel-and-stick application is aided by an easy-to-remove clear release liner.

For more information about Boom Mat Tape and DEI’s complete line of performance heat and sound control products, visit

DEI a Sponsor of 2021 One Lap of America

AVON LAKE, OH (04.30.2021) – Design Engineering, Inc. is supporting the 2021 Tire Rack One Lap of America presented by Grassroots Motorsports Magazine, a unique weeklong drive-and-race event that covers 3,400 miles.

Piloting some of the world’s most advanced street cars, One Lap participants begin and end the event in South Bend, Indiana, following a circuitous route in between that takes them to facilities as far south as Avondale, Louisiana and then as far east as Summit Point, West Virginia.

Over the eight days of competition, drivers will test their overall skills in a variety of challenges including skid pad, autocross, drag strip, racetrack and highway transit. Teams are self-managed, have no support crews, and must start and finish on the same set of tires.

“We are excited to be a part of this annual historic event,” said Will Farkas, Social Media and Sponsorship Coordinator at DEI. “It really is a true test of endurance and vehicle preparation, and we’ll be offering a discount on our products for all 2021 One Lap of America race teams.”

Participating facilities include Tire Rack, Memphis International Raceway, Eagles Canyon Raceway, Grissom Air Reserve Base, NOLA Motorsports Park, Atlanta Motorsports Park, Lanier Raceplex, Summit Point Motorsports Park and GingerMan Raceway.

The event begins April 30 with driver registration and concludes May 8. Enthusiasts can follow along on Facebook and/or through available livestreams.

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Love Your Bug with a New Thermal & Sound Control Kit from DEI

AVON LAKE, OH (04.07.2021) – Keep things cool and quiet in your classic VW Bug with a new thermal and sound control kit specifically designed for Volkswagen Beetles from Design Engineering, Inc.

The VW Bug Interior Insulation & Sound Damping Kit reduces road noise for a quiet ride usually found only in big cars. Featuring DEI’s premium D-Mat insulation paired with Boom Mat sound-damping material, the kits are CNC-cut for a great fit and ease of installation.

“Achieve a more comfortable ride in a small package with these new kits for VW Bugs,” stated Mike Buca of DEI. “Custom cut to fit your Beetle’s specifications, these kits are easy to install and provide the proven benefits of DEI’s sound deadening and heat insulation materials.”

The ultra-lightweight D-Mat layer covers firewalls, headliners and other areas with a superior heat barrier, while the peel-and-stick Boom Mat material eliminates unwanted engine and road noise and damps vibrations.

Offering a precise fitment, the kits provide total noise and thermal protection for standard Beetle (1950-’72) Super Beetle (1971-’72) models (# 5510015).

For more information about the VW Bug Interior Insulation & Sound Damping Kit and DEI’s complete line of performance heat and sound control products, visit

Design Engineering Announces New Universal Upholstery Material

AVON LAKE, OH (03.24.2021) – DEI’s Universal Upholstery Material (# 50028) is constructed from black, perforated vinyl and laminated on an open-cell, 1/8″ foam backing. Extremely lightweight and flexible for easy installation, the material can be used to reduce heat and noise while providing an attractive finished appearance, making it an ideal solution for any custom interior project.

“This Universal Upholstery Material is perfect for headliners, door panels or package trays,” says Mike Buca of DEI. “DEI’s Universal Upholstery Material has your whole interior covered.”

The Universal Upholstery Material features a high-quality, leather-look pattern texture, a sound-insulating foam backing and an attractive black finish. It comes in a versatile 54″ x 79″ sheet size that reduces the number of seams on larger projects. DEI’s Hi Temp Spray Adhesive (# 010490 or # 10490) is recommended for installation of DEI’s Universal Upholstery Material.

For more information about the new Universal Upholstery Material and DEI’s complete line of performance heat and sound control products, visit

Design Engineering Releases Stainless Steel Insulated Pipe Shields

AVON LAKE, OH (01.21.2021) – Increase driver and passenger comfort while protecting vital components from heat damage with new Stainless Steel Pipe Heat Shields from Design Engineering, Inc.
Designed to prevent burns while protecting drivers and passengers from uncomfortable heat, the lightweight shields can be utilized in a wide variety of applications, including turbo down pipes, headers or any component of the exhaust system.

“Stainless Steel Pipe Heat Shields feature two layers of 304 stainless that encapsulate a high-temperature insulation material for the ultimate in heat control,” stated Mike Buca of DEI. “Pre-formed with a curved shape to fit most any size pipe, they block heat and protect components better than factory shields.”

Offering up to a 2000°F direct-temperature rating, the shields include 1/2″ standoffs with clamps that provide an air gap to the pipe and two stainless steel mounting clamps. Available in two sizes, 4.5″ x 8″ (#10254) and 6″ x 12″ (#10255), each features a stainless steel heat barrier material on the outside surfaces and an insulating inner layer, plus welded seams for strength and durability.

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Design Engineering’s Big Plans Require a Bigger Facility

AVON LAKE, OHIO (12.30.2020) – Even in a pandemic, Design Engineering Inc. continues to grow.
The heat and sound management products company is entering Phase Two of a long-term, three-phase expansion project that will increase capacity at its Avon Lake headquarters facility.

“This expansion will allow DEI to expand our manufacturing, assembly and warehouse capabilities, and grow our R&D department,” says Dave Ramirez, VP of operations. “With this second addition, the added space will allow us to consolidate remote facilities all under one roof.”

Phase One occurred in 2013, when DEI completed a 12,000-square foot addition that more than doubled its prior warehouse space. Phase two of a three phase plan will add approximately 10,000 square feet to the current facility, bringing the total square footage to 35,000.

The additional space will allow DEI—which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020—to continue to build on its impressive lineup of heat and sound control products for the automotive, racing, powersports, 12-volt audio, industrial, marine and related markets.

Manufacturing and R&D will be enhanced with the addition of a water jet cutter, as well as other new equipment and process improvements.

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Team DEI 2021 Sponsorship Program Now Accepting Applications

AVON LAKE, OH (12.23.2020) – Racers, car builders and project vehicle creators looking for a leg up on the competition can apply to be part of the Team DEI 2021 Sponsorship Program.

Design Engineering, Inc. offers products and support to all corners of the automotive aftermarket, from motorsports competitors to custom car creators. Rewarding quality and performance, Team DEI members over the years have included Street Machine and Hot Rod of the Year honorees, Barrett-Jackson Cup winners, national and international driver and rider champions, and world-class builders.

“Team DEI isn’t just a sponsorship – it’s an elite group of the best of the best,” said Will Farkas, Sponsorship Coordinator for DEI. “Our heat and sound control products are second-to-none, and we are always looking for quality builders, top race teams and exciting vehicles to sponsor.”

What does a Team DEI Sponsorship mean for you?

  • The highest-quality products for improved performance
  • High-profile coverage through DEI’s social media & marketing outlets
  • Elite partnership opportunities, with full product & technical support

In return, sponsored partners will be expected to showcase the performance and quality of DEI products, help to increase brand awareness and loyalty, and provide high-quality content for the company’s marketing initiatives.

Getting started is easy. Applicants are asked to fill out an application form and email it to with all necessary supporting documentation.

More information on the Team DEI 2021 Sponsorship Program and a link to the application is available at

Design Engineering Unveils Black Titanium Sleeving

AVON LAKE, OH (09.08.2020) -Protect your wires, lines and cables from the damaging effects of high temperatures with new Black Titanium Protect-A-Sleeve line sleeves from Design Engineering, Inc.

Capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 1,800° F direct heat and 2,500° F radiant heat, the line sleeves are offered in 1/2″ and 1″ inner diameters for all of your under-hood wire, line and cable protection needs.

“We have taken our Titanium LR™ technology and made it into the best protection sleeve on the market,” said Mike Buca of DEI. “Black Titanium Protect-A-Sleeve includes plain heat-shrink tubes to seal the sleeving ends and can cover standard hose clamps for a clean look.”

The 1/2″ ID will fit larger spark plug wires, protecting them from hot exhaust manifolds and headers. Black Titanium Protect-A-Shield is available in retail sizing of 1″ ID x 3 ft1/2″ ID by 3 ft and 1/2″ ID x 6 ft. DEI’s Original Titanium line sleeves are also available.

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New DEi Under-Hood Protection Is Good as Gold

AVON LAKE, OH (09.01.2020) – To keep under-hood wires, cables and hoses cool and protected, it pays to go for the GOLD.

Design Engineering, Inc.’s new GOLD Line Sleeving is manufactured from the company’s high-temperature Metalized Polyimide lamination and bonded to a robust, 20-oz heat-treated glass fiber base material. Available in Sheaths, Shrouds and a Cover, DEI’s GOLD Sleeving products not only protect components, but also keep them cool in the most demanding applications.

Able to reflect direct heat up to 800 ̊ F, GOLD Line Sleeving is the perfect defense for critical lines, air intakes and hoses against the damaging effects of high temperatures.

“Only available from DEI, our new GOLD Line Sleeving was shown to offer a 67% reflection of heat during heat flux testing,” said Mike Buca of DEI. “Furthermore, it has been tested to FSTM 191.5100 and ASTM D1117 standards for total protection.”

Heat Sheath GOLD is available in five sizes from 3/4″x36″ to 2-1/4″x36″. The Sheaths feature a lock weave pattern and high-temperature hook-and-loop fastening system for fast, secure installation. Heat Sheath GOLD is also available in custom dimensions.

Heat Shroud GOLD is available in 1/2″-1-1/4″x36″ and 2” – 2-1/2”x36 sizes and constructed from the same high-temperature materials as the Sheaths, but with the added convenience of a hook-and-loop closure with open edges. Installers simply wrap the Shroud around whatever needs protection and close the edges, without the need to remove one end of the connected wires, cables or hoses. Heat Shroud GOLD is also available in custom dimensions.

Cool Cover GOLD is primarily used to cover cold air tubes to reflect heat for a cooler, denser and more powerful air charge. Cool Cover GOLD measures 28” in length, which can be trimmed to length and built to accommodate up to 4” O.D. air tubes. Constructed with a hook & loop edge design, it is designed for ease of installation… easy on, easy off.

For more information about new GOLD Line Sleeving and Cover, and DEI’s complete line of performance heat and sound control products, visit

DEI Announces Stainless Thermal and Acoustical Floor and Tunnel Shield

AVON LAKE, OH (08.14.2020) – When you’re looking for serious heat and sound control, start from the bottom up with new Stainless Steel Thermal & Acoustical Floor & Tunnel Shield from Design Engineering, Inc.

The Stainless Steel Thermal & Acoustical Floor & Tunnel Shield is a high-temperature solution for controlling heat and sound in hot rods, street rods, classics, trucks and just about any vehicle. The flexible design allows the shield to be formed and tightly shaped around firewalls, transmission tunnels, floorboards and anywhere for total protection from the potential harmful effects of heat.

The shields start with a stainless steel reflective surface backed with a high-temperature resistant glass fiber to block heat. Micro-perforations control noise, while the innovative adhesive backing allows for easy installation.

“Now you can get your heat and sound control into shape with new Stainless Steel Thermal & Acoustical Floor & Tunnel Shields,” said Mike Buca of DEI. “Our unique dimpled surface reflects heat while the perforations allow sounds to be absorbed. Installers simply shape, trim, peel and stick for instant protection against noise and hot temperatures.”

The heat barriers are offered in a 22″ x 19″ sheet that can be trimmed easily with tin snips.

For more information about Stainless Steel Thermal & Acoustical Floor & Tunnel Shield, and DEI’s complete line of performance heat and sound control products, visit