Tribology - Cost savings and improved performance through optimisation of friction and wear


The greater the reduction in friction and wear in machines and equipment, the greater the saving in energy and the reduction in greenhouse emissions. Today, a fifth of all energy is used to overcome friction. Better managing of friction and wear can also result in significant improvement on the lifetime and performance of equipment and components.

Key facts

Easy and reliable

We can solve the most complex challenges relying on our multifield excellence and broad laboratory resources.

Unbiased and confidential

As an independent research organisation, VTT will always seek to find the best overall solution for each need. The results generated within customer projects are confidential.

Up-to-date research excellence

We continuously develop our competencies through co-operation with leading international universities and research organisations.

Mika Malkamäki
Mika Malkamäki
Solution Sales Lead, Knowledge-Driven Design