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Getzner to Speak at Foam Expo, Reducing Building Vibration with Polyurethane

Case Study: Structure-Borne Noise Due to Condominium Machinery

Charlotte, NC, February 11, 2017 --( Kenny Woods, industrial application engineer from Getzner, will be speaking at Foam Expo in Novi, Mich., on March 1 at 3:30 p.m. As the leader in vibration mitigation materials for construction, industrial and railway applications, Getzner possesses more than 45 years of experience using polyurethane to reduce vibrations caused by a multitude of external forces, from air conditioning systems, motors and heat pumps to highways and railways. The related, negative effect of these vibrations is noise, which is unwanted in many scenarios. In Mr. Woods’ presentation, he will explain how polyurethane foam was effective in mitigating vibration, and subsequent noise, through a case study example of a bothersome elevator motor in Florida.

Presentation Overview
Penthouse apartments and condominiums are the most desirable locations in most buildings yet building equipment placed on the roof can cause structure-borne vibration, which can lead to secondary air-borne noise (and unhappy residents). Residents of Venetian Isle condominiums in Miami, Fla., began complaining about the elevator motor noise inside their residences. Getzner created a solution that decoupled the motor from the building structure, eliminating the noise issue.

About the Speaker: Kenny Woods
At Getzner, Mr. Woods provides technical support to the U.S. and Canada. With his deep expertise regarding materials for use in industrial applications, he assists the sales team in specifying the appropriate option(s). He possesses more than a decade of experience in product design, quality control, and manufacturing of polymer products. Prior to Getzner, Kenny held several positions at Goodyear in development and quality. He was also a product engineer at Yokohama Industries focusing on power steering hoses and a process engineer for ceramic injection molding at PCC Airfoils. Kenny received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Polymer Engineering from the University of Akron and an MBA from Kent State University.

About Getzner
Getzner USA, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is a subsidiary of Getzner Werkstoffe, which is located in Austria. The expert in manufacturing elastic solutions for various applications in the railway, construction, industrial and acoustic business, Getzner has 45 years of experience designing polyurethanes to last and perform at the highest level. Getzner’s material has versatility in usage as it could serve as a vibration mitigation material, an elastic component to improve the service life of bedded components and minimize the need for maintenance and repairs on tracks, vehicles, structures and machines, or as a functional component such as a gasket. The material is available in two cellular polyurethane versions in multiple densities – Sylomer (open cell) and Sylodyn (closed cell), as well as in a high damping version – Sylodamp®. By reducing noise and vibrations, Getzner is making a valuable contribution towards enhancing the quality of individuals’ living and working conditions.
Contact Information
Trisha McGuire
(704) 496-9186
Technical Contact: Kenneth Woods Industrial Applications Engineer
Getzner USA, Inc.

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