IFS Chemicals - World Class Polyurethanes
IFS Chemicals - World Class Polyurethanes

Buoyancy

Marine Pipelines

Marine Pipelines

Sub-sea project offshore Brazil

Leisure

Leisure

Boats and sports boards

Marine

Formulated polyurethanes are available for several types of marine applications, principally as a result of the variation in properties that can be achieved with this versatile polymer. Applications include

  • Subsea industries – pipeline protection and insulation
    • Syntactic Polyurethane in densities from 650 – 1150 kg/m3
    • Capable of being submerged to 3000m at the higher density 
    • Standard Thermal conductivity of 0.2 W/mK
    • Can incorporate aggregates within the polymer matrix
    • Can also be used in pipe jointing 
  • Buoyancy – Mid water subsea systems
    • From 200 - 400kg/m3 for depths from 350 metres to 700 metres (with suitable coating).
    • Foams are dimensionally stable, exhibit high impact properties and are biologically inert.
  • Negative buoyancy systems are required for concrete coated gas supply lines
    • Cellafoam 161 is the industry standard.
    • Open cell and  high impact resistance renders it ideal for placement on the seabed.
  • Oil Rigs
  • Boating
  • Recreational

IFS have over 30 years of experience in the formulation of polyurethane systems for marine applications with many projects completed which are still in service today – contact us for more information

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