Making the impossible possible
Matrix proprietary materials technologies are based on Syntactic foams which exhibit high strength to weight, low thermal conductivity and low density properties. Other novel material technologies include Kinetica energy absorbing materials and LiCos low density, high strength functional fillers for concrete and geopolymers.
Matrix also has extensive experience in composites and thermoplastics including carbon fibre, aramids, glass fibre, thermoplastic composites and engineering thermoplastics.
Drag & VIV reduction
In 2015 Matrix collaborated with AMOG Pty Ltd to develop a passive, low profile drag and VIV reduction technology which was named Matrix LGS™. Matrix LGS has been tested and field proven in a number of applications including subsea marine risers and subsea pipeline freespan mitigation.
Applications include anywhere a cylindrical structure is subject to a water current that requires VIV and drag mitigation, this includes structures such as pipeline, pylons, risers, buoys, periscopes and cables.
Matrix LGS has similar performance to freely rotating fairings, however due to its low profile and multidirectional function it can be incorporated into the structure a low profile cover can be fitted over the structure.
Matrix has developed a number of proprietary, patented engineering technologies that are designed certified and tested to international standards including API, DNV and BV. Typically, these technologies incorporate composite materials and are used across a range of products. Matrix is responsible for the conception, development, engineering, testing and commercialization of products that are based on these technologies.
Over the past decade Matrix has developed an expertise in the application of Lean, TPS (Toyota Production System) and advanced manufacturing principles. This has enabled the company to build a core capability in the field of Mass production of technically challenging composite parts.