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A History of Syntactic Foam – Part II

While polymer systems, including epoxy and polyester resins came a long way very quickly, it was the introduction of hollow glass spheres that proved to be a game changer in the industry.
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A History of Syntactic Foam – Part 1

We are often asked how and why the syntactic foam industry seemed to emerge from one particular region of the US. Many of the true pioneers in the field started in the Northeast US and planted the technological and business seeds that gave rise to a unique material.
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Acoustic Properties of Syntactic Foam – Part 3

In the 3rd and final installment of our series on acoustic impedance properties of syntactic foam, we present data on enhanced density products. We also discuss additional observations from test results including the effect of additives.
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Acoustic Properties of Syntactic Foam – Part 2

In the second part of our 3-part series, we delve in some comparative data illustrating the properties of different grades of syntactic foam. The formulations were designed for specific depths using different resin systems & glass bubbles, so we expected to see some significant differences.
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Acoustic Properties of Syntactic Foam – Part 1

One of the great things about syntactic foam is that one can make an almost infinite amount of changes to the types and levels of the constituent materials in order to impart particular properties to the final part.
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Engineered Syntactic Foam as Structural Material

Engineered syntactic foams are used in a number of challenging environments. ESS discusses the benefits and advantages of such materials for use in infrastructure applications where stringent fire safety regulations require high performance and specific attributes.