Only 30 pieces of this RMS Titanic Syntactic Foam are available, so are guaranteed to sell out quickly!
This block of syntactic foam was used to 'lift' from the seabed wrecksite of RMS Titanic, the artefact referred to as the 'Big End" (the Eccentric Strap).
Syntactic foams are used for deep water recovery as they retain positive buoyancy at extreme depths and pressures.
The foam structure makes use of tiny hollow particles, to disperse air in a polymer and make it a lightweight foam. Use of hollow particles provides the advantage of the pores not connecting to each other. Even if such foams are damaged, they still do not absorb any significant amount of liquid since the pores are not interconnected. The hollow particles are usually made of glass and have diameters on the range of 4 ten-thousandths of an inch to 4 thousandths of an inch (0.01 to 0.1 millimeters) — 1 to 10 times the diameter of a human hair. Enclosing the air inside a tiny glass shell does the trick of making the material lightweight, while keeping it strong enough to withstand those high pressures.
The pieces are presented in a sealed display frame that comes in a specially-designed, beautiful presentation box, complete with a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by expedition leader, Dik Barton, who has dived the wreck of Titanic 22 times!
Pressure-crushed souvenir polystyrene cups sell for £100’s, so this is a bargain. A unique opportunity to own an emotive piece of history. Don't miss it...
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