Trelleborg Exhibits Buoyancy Materials at Underwater Intervention

Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation will showcase its range of buoyancy materials at Underwater Intervention in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 6-8 on stand 747. In addition, Will Ricci is set to present as a materials expert with regard to buoyancy as a critical component of unmanned subsea vehicle design. 

Attendees will be able to take a firsthand look at some of Trelleborg’s advanced composite materials including Eccofloat™, a high-strength syntactic foam, Eccosphere™, hollow glass microspheres. Trelleborg manufactures various grades of syntactic foams, called Eccofloat®, to meet deep-sea buoyancy requirements for subsea applications

Presenting in both the AUV and ROV technical tracks, Will Ricci, Business Development Manager at Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation states: “Buoyancy material 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. My presentation will delve into the current state of buoyancy foams for unmanned applications including types, capabilities, and applications and will also cover the application demands from both macrostructural and microstructural standpoints.”

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®. They 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.  

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, the planning committee is developing a program a program to help you ensure competitive advantage in this ever-evolving industry.

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