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Phononic Vibes is an Italian company with international operations focused on vibration and acoustic control exploiting the metamaterial technology.
The company is in Milano with advanced acoustic diagnostics lab, and near Parma with metamaterial Fab, in the former Matis Insonorizzazioni srl plant.
Phononic was founded in 2018 as a Politecnico di Milano spin-off with research experience on metamaterials at PoliMi and Boston’s MIT , i.e. advanced materials whose acoustic and vibrations control performances are defined by the shape and topology of the unit cell and therefore independent from the raw material itself.
Based on this innovative technology and the proprietary patents, Phononic Vibes develops and markets solutions to protect against noise and vibration allowing cost reduction and performance increase compared to traditional solutions commonly used in the market for acoustic and vibration treatment.
It is currently employing 25+ professionals among engineers, designers, management and workshop labour, while the company governance is lead by 7 board members of international professional experiences as industrial and finance executives.
Key application sector is infrastructures, where Phononic Vibes has developed with Deutsche Bahn (DB BahnBau Gruppe) the MetaWindow, the first of a kind transparent and sound absorbing noise panel, as well as the underground panel with high performances in terms of vibration reduction. In automotive, it has built commercial partnerships with corporates such as Mercedes for the application of metamaterials inside vehicles, introducing a sound insulating panel which can keep the performance and have 30% less weight than standard solutions. In home appliances partnering with key player like Elica to reduce the annoying fan noise; in building sector, it is developing in partnership with major building contractors an innovative panel to reduce noise disturbance in building sites.
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