VTT and Oy Noisetek Ab have developed new methods for the management of
vibration and noise in machinery The result of the development work is the
ELASTE product family comprising vibration-damping products with excellent
damping characteristics. They offer a chance to implement new damping
solutions and replace current ones with more effective and adjustable
epoxy-based solutions. They also open entirely new markets in applications
where, for example, a cost-effective solution is needed for noise and
vibration problems arising from the lightening of structures.
The research project has increased basic knowledge, and as a result of the
project, Finnish machinery and equipment manufacturers will be better prepared
to meet future requirements on vibration and noise levels. These results
especially touch upon the machinery and transport sector, but vibration and
noise commonly cause problems in other fields as well.
The ELASTE products manufactured by Noisetek allow the construction of safer
and longer-lasting machines and equipment, which are more pleasant to use.
Participants in the research project included Konecranes, Wärtsilä, Metso,
Sandvik, and Junttan. Due to the excellent results achieved and experience
from the project, Noisetek has a strong belief in the competitiveness of its
ELASTE products also in the global market.
“During the project, the know-how related to the manufacturing technologies
and dimensioning of the ELASTE damping solutions was transferred to Noisetek.
Interaction between the research institute and the companies, and their mutual
networking were significantly developed, enabling efficient co-operation in
the future as well”, describes Lasse Kinnari, Product Sales Manager at
According to Noisetek and VTT, the project is a good example of what can be
achieved through an interdisciplinary approach even in a reasonably short
time. The starting point of the development work was to combine the latest
materials technology with noise and vibration management know-how, thus
developing the knowledge base and competitiveness of Finnish industry.