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A twenty-six-year-old engineering student’s company, Renoun, just won a patent for his Vibration dampening design system (no one is in anyway suggesting that engineering students, or any kind of student, drop out of any kind learning program, be it during the formal years or at any time thereafter. In fact, it’s the opposite – Stay in school!). Cyrus Schenk, founder of Renoun, claims it’s only the first of many.

Schenk also created the now patented Hyper Dampening Technology, a non-Newtonian polymer that’s swabbed into hollowed out channels within the ski’s core. The polymers let the skis acclimate to changing snow conditions and offer the skier more constancy and control. Schenk explained that the swab will decreases vibrations by over three hundred percent and is “…exactly what no other ski can deliver.”

Schenk is a skiing-fanatic. He learned about a rare class of soft polymers that hardened when force was applied. He then left school to investigate how to apply the polymers to skis to make them soften in powdery snow, but stiff in hard packed snow.

Schenk further explained that, because the skis adapt so well, there’s no need anymore to change them or switch resorts due to changing snow conditions.

Ecomass Technologies

Ecomass Technologies is the developer and technological groundbreaker in high density plastics, high density polymers, thermoplastic composite materials, and high density engineered thermoplastics. It delivers material solutions to original equipment manufacturers and material processors around the world. Its has helped commercial and government customers overcome physical property challenges by developing over 100 high gravity thermoplastic composite materials engineered for weighting, balancing, radiation shielding, and vibration dampening applications.

Energy waves cause vibrations. All materials or material systems have natural or resonance frequency. Lowering resonant frequency attains vibration isolation and diminishes energy at the foundation. If vibration isolation isn’t feasible, utilizing a dampening material reduces, restricts, or prevents the oscillatory systems’ oscillations and reduces its energy. This is basically how vibration dampening works.

Like Schenk and his patented complex, many businesses have effectively used Ecomass’s vibration dampening compounds in a variety of applications. Aircraft audio systems utilize them to improve reception quality and minimize outside noise. Sports and luxury automobiles employ them to decrease shifter rod vibrations.

All Ecomass Compounds meet the EU RoHS Directive, are 100% lead free, do not contain any U.S. EPA toxic or hazardous materials, and comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Contact Ecomass today or see its website and complete one if its RFQ Forms to find out how you and/or your company might be able to use its compounds for vibration dampening or apply them to any other valuable use.