This category lists manufacturers and organizations involved in syntactic foam. Syntactic foam is a composite material synthesized by filling a metal, polymer or ceramic matrix with hollow spheres. These spheres, or microballoons, give syntactic foam its light weight and low thermal conductivity. Syntactic foam offers a resistance to compressive stress that exceeds that of other foam. In some cases syntactic foam also offers radar or sonar transparency. Syntactic foam is used for buoyancy modules in marine drilling risers, in deep ocean submersibles, boat hulls and components in aircraft. New developments in the sports industry are appearing including snow skis and soccer balls.
Cornerstone Research Group Inc
USA – Syntactic blocks, cylinders and thin sheets marketed under the Advantic trade name. Uses include underwater buoyancy applications, structural core for aerospace components, tooling pattern-making applications, small arms grips, rifle stocks, acoustics, oil well operations and deep sea operations.
Cuming Corporation
USA - Syntactic foam floatation and insulation for offshore oil and gas, defence, marine sciences and ocean industries. Lightweight syntactic foam for the electronics, telecommunications, defence and aerospace industries.
Engineered Syntactic Systems
USA – Syntactic products for subsea and oceanographic environments. Blocks and sheets for man-rated or autonomous vehicles, void-filler kits and custom syntactic systems.
Utility Development Corporation
USA - Syntactic foam for subsea flotation and tooling applications. Synfoam brand products supplied in fully cured blocks or two part varieties for casting. Also paints and epoxy molding and potting compounds.
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