Exhibiting Advanced Composite Materials at Underwater Intervention

Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation will showcase its range of advanced composite materials at Underwater Intervention in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 5-7 on stand 624. These will include Eccofloat®, a high-strength syntactic foam engineered to meet deep-sea buoyancy requirements for subsea applications.

Will Ricci, Business Development Manager at Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation, who will be speaking at the Manned Submersibles track, states: “Syntactic foams are a unique type of composite material and as with all composites, they have constituent components whose individual characteristics and interplay, drive their macroscale material performance. My presentation will delve into those constituent materials and discuss how they impact end material performance and help form end-user demanded specifications.”

Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation manufactures a range of high performance, low-density syntactic foam solutions for deep sea buoyancy applications. These composite foams provide ultra-low densities through the selection of only the highest specification hollow glass microspheres called Eccospheres®. These are designed to provide the highest strength to weight ratio when used in composite materials. The ability to custom manufacture and test this critical component of syntactic foam, allows Trelleborg to produce industry-leading strength to weight ratio materials. 

Ricci continues: “Buoyancy material selection is a crucial component of unmanned subsea vehicle design. The composite foam maintains the near neutral buoyancy for free-flood vehicle designs, which allow vehicles to minimize energy consumption while maintaining their position within the water column. I look forward to discussing the current state of buoyancy foams for unmanned applications, and how our materials can meet demanding strength and weight specifications needed, with attendees at Underwater Intervention.”

Underwater Intervention is a not-for-profit industry conference and exhibition, jointly owned by the Association of Diving Contractors International and the ROV Committee of the Marine Technology Society. As the must-attend event of the year for the entire underwater operations industry, don’t miss your opportunity to meet face-to-face with industry leaders and decision-makers looking for products and services to help them propel their companies forward in this competitive and ever-evolving industry.

For additional information at the exhibition, stop by stand 624 to speak with our industry experts Bob Kelly and Will Ricci or visit www.trelleborg.com/applied-technologies.

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