GOODFELLOW: Zinc Foams
Two variants of zinc foam are now available from this company: 99.99% zinc deposited on a polyurethane foam, and ZAMAK 410 Zn /Al4/Cu1/Mg0.04 zinc alloy foam with solid ligaments.
Both reportedly combine the versatile properties of zinc or its alloy with the functional benefits of a foam. This combination is expected to be of particular interest to design engineers working in the fields of heat exchangers, catalyst substrates, energy absorbers, filters and mixers.
The matrix of cells and ligaments in the foams is reportedly repeatable, regular and uniform throughout the material, yielding a rigid, highly porous, and permeable structure with a controlled density of metal per unit volume.
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