Getzner: Noise and vibration protection in shipbuilding
Sylomer® Marine available with IMO/SOLAS certification
home•Press•Getzner: Noise and vibration protection in shipbuilding
Buers (AT). Sylomer® Marine is a new product range from Getzner Werkstoffe that has been specially certified for use as a vibration isolation solution in the shipbuilding sector and for offshore platforms. The resilient, vibration-isolating bearings reduce wear, noise and damage to the infrastructure to a minimum.
For decades, the elastic polyurethane Sylomer® produced and developed by Getzner has been successfully used on ships and yachts. Its outstanding vibration isolation and vibration dampening qualities reduce wear and noise pollution, as well as minimizing damage to the infrastructure. The material has become particularly well-established in the bearing of ships' hulls. A total of five different material types for various payloads are available in the Sylomer® Marine product range. The entire range has been certified to IMO Res. MSC. 307(88) FTP Code 2 and 5 fire protection standards since April 2018 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. This is the product's USP," underlines Thomas Gamsjäger, head of division industry at Getzner Werkstoffe.
Consistent material properties
Sylomer® Marine is maintenance-free and makes it possible to lower the height of typical floor constructions without reducing efficiency. Compared to other materials, this material has a very low static to dynamic stiffness ratio and is, therefore, much more acoustically effective. This vibration-damping solution made from polyurethane boasts consistent material properties, de#monstrated over decades of use. 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. "Sylomer® impresses with its low weight and ease of handling and installation," concludes Thomas Gamsjäger.