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ductivity, ballistic/energy absorption ESS’ advanced composite syntactic for

Engineered Syntactic and acoustic management structures. Its demanding core applications, Macro-


Engineered Syntactic Systems (ESS) materials, which support applications Core, features a toughened macrosphere operating just below the surface down matrix that provides greater stiffness, is exclusively focused on the formula- to 10,000 meters, are designed to with- strength, impact and shock properties tion, engineering and manufacturing of stand long-term cyclic exposure and hy- than standard core materials. It is suited superior quality syntactic foam, a class of material created using pre-formed drostatic pressure, especially in the deep for composite-to-metal joints, a well- hollow spheres (commonly made of ocean. documented area of concern in all com- posite structures. As a closed cell glass, ceramic, polymer or even structure, the core easily process- metal) bound together with a es in all composite applications polymer. Thanks to its unique including vacuum bag, RTM, properties of high strength at low and pultrusion without increasing density, syntactic foam is widely overall density.

used in subsea buoyancy applica-

The company has worked on tions.

critical projects for the U.S. Navy

ESS offers a range of products as well as leading organizations in a variety of densities, depths in the oceanographic and subsea and other critical-to-performance industries.

measurements used for structural

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