APLex F50

APLex F50 syntactic foam is a glass sphere syntactic foam using a high performance epoxy resin as the polymeric binder.



We have a range of materials to provide uplift and buoyancy to ROV’s operating in an underwater environment.

The syntactic foams can be supplied in sheet form, moulded products or as a 2 part “liquid” kit for casting. This gives the end user the option of casting detailed shapes without subsequent and costly machining.

The cured products are hard, tough, have low specific gravity and exhibit a high hydrostatic compressive strength and excellent chemical resistance. The material is non conducting and is therefore suited to encapsulating electronics which are to be used at depth.

We hold in stock four grades of syntactic foam which is available as a 2 part mix to give the best performance/cost ratio. The material is normally supplied in 1kg kits but larger quantities and different buoyancy / uplift properties are available on request.

For material in sheet form or as a pre-moulded shape; please contact us with required dimensions and we will supply a quotation.

Property F50
Density (kg/m3) 720 +/ -20
Shore D hardness 70 +/-3
Specific gravity 0.72 +/-0.02
Longitudinal wave speed (m/s)(1-10MHz) 2350 +/-30
Acoustic impedance (MRayls) 1.7
Tensile strength (MPa) 28.0 +/ -2
Tensile modulus (GPa) 1.7 +/- 0.05
Poisson Ratio 0.375 +/- 0.05
Hydrostatic crush strength (MPa) >69
Equivalent ocean failure (meters) >7000
Mix ratio by weight (A:B) 2.40:1


This product is subject to Dangerous Goods Movement control.

Please note this will typically incur an additional £250.00 surcharge for shipments outside the UK.

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