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Getzner Unveils Vibration Isolation for Ships

At METSTRADE in Amsterdam, Getzner Werkstoffe is demonstrating how high-tech materials increase comfort on yachts and ships.

For decades, the elastic polyurethane Sylomer produced and developed by Getzner has been successfully used on yachts and ships. The material has become particularly well established in the bearing of ships’ floors. The Austrian company has now developed Sylomer Marine specifically for maritime use in order to be even better able to dampen the vibrations and oscillations that can result in wear, noise and damage to the infrastructure. Getzner will be presenting the high-tech polyurethane material at METSTRADE, the world’s leading platform for leisure marine equipment, in Amsterdam.

Reducing noise and lowering life cycle costs
Getzner solutions can be used for the bearing of sensitive areas, such as cabins, wheelhouses or power distribution units, and direct sources of disturbance such as engines, generators and entertainment devices. “Sylomer Marine prevents vibrations spreading throughout the ship. This increases comfort and improves the travel experience, which makes a real difference for holidaymakers. At the same time, the vibration protection also reduces life cycle costs as it significantly increases the durability of the ship’s infrastructure,” underlines Harald Steger, Product Manager at Getzner Werkstoffe. “This benefits both passengers and ship-owners.”

Certified vibration and fire protection
The anti-vibration materials from Getzner boast long-term behaviour that is proven over decades. A total of five different material types for various payloads are available in the Sylomer Marine product range. The entire product range has been certified to IMO Res. and MSC. 307 (88) FTP Code 2 and 5 fire protection standards and is globally approved for use as ‘Primary Decks Covering’ in line with SOLAS regulations. Sylomer Marine combines effective and certified vibration protection with sustainable fire protection.

Sylomer Marine is maintenance-free and makes it possible to lower the height of typical floor constructions without reducing efficiency. This material has a very low static to dynamic stiffness ratio and is, therefore, acoustically highly effective. The long-term behaviour of the material has also been verified in multiple assessments by external testing institutes. Moreover, the vibration protection solution is resistant to water, salt water, oils and greases, and free from plasticisers and environmentally harmful substances.

Benefits of Getzner materials
– Excellent vibration damping performance
– Externally proven and consistent long-term behaviour over decades
– Minimal material thickness, lightweight
– Easy to use
– Resistance to water, oils and greases
– Free from plasticisers and environmentally harmful substances
– Available worldwide

Getzner at METSTRADE
Stand CMP.13.EL