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Forum unveils new US syntactic foam manufacturing plant

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Forum Energy Technologies has expanded its specialist syntactic foam manufacturing capabilities with the opening of a new plant near Houston.

The six-acre facility in Bryan, Texas, brings Forum’s Syntech product line closer to clients in the oil and gas industry and has the capacity to support future growth.

Syntech will share the property with another of Forum’s brands, Dynacon, to create a production hub with an enhanced engineering capability and streamlined process.

Thomas Mittner, Product Line Manager - Syntech, said: “Our Syntech brand is viewed as the leader in the field of buoyancy and has a long history in providing syntactic foam developed specifically for use with Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). Being closer to our clients provides them with the opportunity to visit our site and view products. We will be working more closely with the team at Dynacon and will leverage their engineering and manufacturing expertise.”

Forum Syntech is one of world’s largest original equipment manufacturers in the niche ROV market for syntactic foam. The product is used to provide buoyancy modules for use in ROVs and other submersible equipment. The new plant not only allows the expansion of Forum’s ROV flotation manufacturing capabilities, but also includes the expansion into manufacturing larger installation buoyancy modules, rigging buoyancy and custom/project specific flotation modules.

Adapted from a press release by David Bizley

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