AZ Grade Microsphere Syntactic Foam

PREMIUM PERFORMANCE
AZ Grade premium syntactic foams are engineered to operate in the deep-water regions of the ocean’s Abyssopelagic Zone, at depths ranging from 4 000 down to 6 000 meters. These specially formulated systems utilize advanced hollow glass spheres to attain the lowest possible density in the industry.

INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS
Ranging in density from 29 to 34 lbs/ft³, these homogenous materials are designed to meet the depth, buoyancy, safety and cost requirements for applications such as: 4K, 5K and 6K ROVs and AUVs.

PRODUCT AVAILABILITY
AZ Grade syntactic foams are available in block form and may be readily used for customer assembly or cut to fit application requirements. Blocks or trimmed parts may also be bonded together to form larger structures. Standard block sizes are 5.75” x 12” x 12” or 5.75” x 12” x 24”. Custom sizes and shapes are available upon request.

PROPERTIES:
Properties provided below are typical for the cast block:

ProductDensity lb/ft3
(g/cc)
Service Pressure psi
(Bar)
Service Depth feet
(Meters)
Compressive Strength psi
(MPa)
Compressive Modulus ksi
(GPa)
Hydrostatic Crush psi
(Bar)
Weight Gain
24 hours @ depth
AZ-2929 ± 2
(0.46 ± .03)
5,775
(398)
13,100
(4,000)
7,900
(54.4)
290
(2.00)
8,700
(600)
3% Max
AZ-3131 ± 2
(0.50 ± .03)
7,300
(503)
16,400
(5,000)
9,000
(62.0)
328
(2.26)
13,000
(896)
3% Max
AZ-3434 ± 2
(0.55 ± .03)
9,000
(620)
20,500
(6,230)
9,200
(63.4)
400
(2.75)
15,000
(793)
3% Max