Austrian company, Getzner, has revealed plans to demonstrate how its materials can increase comfort on board yachts and ships at Metstrade this year. The Sylomer Marine is an elastic product for shipbuilding that keeps wear, noise and damage to infrastructure to a minimum.

Gertzner will present the high-tech polyurethane material at the Metstrade show running 18-21 November 2019 in the RAI, Amsterdam.

Its 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,” underlines Harald Steger, Product Manager at Getzner Werkstoffe. “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, benefiting both passengers and owners.”

Within the Sylomer Marine range, Getzner offers five different material types to accommodate various payloads. 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 has been designed to be as low maintenance as possible – the solution is resistant to water, salt water, oils and greases while also being free from plasticisers and environmentally harmful substances. The material has a very low static to dynamic stiffness ratio making it more acoustically effective, this means that the height of typical floor constructions can be lowered without reducing efficiency.

The Superyacht Forum in association with Metstrade will run alongside the trade show in November, this year the Forum plans to look at what the next generation of owners and crew will look for in their superyacht experience and the technologies needed to ensure the future prosperity of the industry. For more information on this event, click here.

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