Sylomer FR effectively suppresses vibrations even in fire-prone areas
Buers, Austria Sylomer® FR is a new vibration-isolating material that prevents unwanted vibrations. The special feature of this material, which has been developed by Austrian vibration specialists Getzner Werkstoffe, is that its fire-retardant properties mean it also provides effective protection against vibrations in fire-prone areas.
In response to market requirements, Getzner has developed a range of fire-retardant materials for various application areas in order to protect people, buildings and other structures effectively from both vibrations and fire. "Issues relating to fire protection and sustainable construction are becoming increasingly important during the installation of vibration-isolating solutions. Fire-retardant materials are now in demand, as requirements all over the world with regard to fire protection are becoming more stringent", explains Andreas Augustin, Head of Research & Development at Getzner Werkstoffe, adding, "The new Sylomer FR material effectively isolates unwanted vibrations – thanks to its fire-retardant properties even in fire-prone environments."
According to Getzner, the demand for vibration-isolating solutions is increasing all the time. As a result of the current trend towards greater urbanisation, more and more buildings are being erected on ground that is susceptible to vibration. Sources of noise are usually nearby railway lines, roads or adjacent industrial complexes. But vibration protection is also important in engineering industries and in specialist fields such as shipbuilding or railway vehicle manufacturing. "Due to its durable nature, the introduction of Sylomer FR makes it possible to combine effective and reliable vibration protection with sustainable fire protection. In addition to providing vibration isolation, our tried-and-tested Sylomer material now has a proven fire-retarding property", emphasises Thomas Gamsjäger, Product Manager at Getzner. Sylomer FR is also used in vehicles, machinery and any other equipment operating in a fire-prone environment.
Sylomer FR can be used for the resilient bedding of buildings and other structures (tunnels), or is used in combination with fire protection plates, in wall and flooring superstructures, vehicle interiors (buses, cars), shipbuilding, floors of railway carriages, transportation (cable cars and lifts) and for machine bearings in areas subject to strict fire protection requirements. The material performs excellently in a fire and meets a number of international fire protection standards. No halogenated fire protection agents or toxic substances are used when manufacturing Sylomer FR. An international network of sales partners guarantees global availability.
Getzner Werkstoffe is one of the leading specialists in vibration isolation and was established in 1969 as a subsidiary of Getzner, Mutter & Cie. The materials on which the solutions are based are Sylomer® and Sylodyn®, both of which were developed and manufactured in Bürs, Austria. They are used in the rail, construction and industrial sectors. The company markets its products throughout the world
Alongside its locations in Bürs and in Germany, Getzner Werkstoffe also has sites in Japan, China, India and Jordan. Its tightly-knit distribution network in Europe is complemented by its distribution partners in the USA, South America and the Far East. The company's partners in a total of 35 countries around the world distribute the products of Getzner Werkstoffe to every location. By reducing noise and vibration, Getzner is making a valuable contribution towards enhancing people's quality of life.