syntactic foam


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syntactic foam

[sin′tak·tik ′fōm]
(materials)
A cellular polymer made by dispersing rigid, microscopic particles in a fluid polymer and then curing it.
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The full range of HYTAC syntactic foam products will be available in all sizes of rods and sheets.
Robots are sending views from the bottom with laser-light pulses through fibers of glass while humans are still descending in hard little spheres, surrounded by syntactic foam.
It specialises in the development and production of polymer and syntactic foam based seismic, marine, buoyancy, cable protection and thermal insulation products, as well as rubber-based passive and active fire protection solutions for the offshore industry.
She also pointed to advances in syntactic foam as having made a big difference in allowing them to achieve greater uniformity in material thickness.
Ninan, Syntactic Foam Composites of Epoxy-Allyl Phenol-Bismaleimide Ternary Blend-Processing and Properties, J.
At the end, a numerical example is reported considering the insulate coating composed of expanded polyurethane, laminate glass, and syntactic foam.
The syntactic foam captures the lightness of foams, but adds substantial strength.
Syntactic foam plug assists deliver greater performance benefits than solid polymer plug assists for thermoforming of transparent polypropylene (PP) parts, according to the findings of a study published by supplier of plug-assist materials for the thermoforming industry, CMT Materials.
Syntactic foam is a special kind of gas-filled polymeric materials in which microballoons or foamed microspheres are embedded uniformly in a polymer matrix designated as a binder [1].
This first lightweight syntactic foam also holds promise for automotive fuel economy because of its heat resistance.
During 2008-2012, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health received nine reports of work-related asthma among workers at a facility that manufactured syntactic foam used for flotation in the offshore oil and gas industry.