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T1 Solutions' FoamFlex: Revolution in
Spill Management in the Shipbuilding Industry

T1 Solutions through its FoamFlex invention offers several unique selling points for the marine industry in oil spill management and prevention. One of the main advantages of FoamFlex is its superior performance over traditional materials such as polypropylene or rugs, typically used for engine room maintenance, deck cleaning, and SOPEP equipment. (Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan).
FoamFlex's superior performance is attributed to its high absorbency rate and reusability, allowing it to absorb up to 25/30 times its weight in oil. This makes it highly effective in quickly containing and controlling oil and oil spills. In addition, FoamFlex can be reused dozens of times, significantly reducing costs associated with maintenance equipment and SOPEP.

FoamFlex is also light, easy to handle, and pliable. The Foamflex product can be easily deployed by personnel, and its high buoyancy ensures that it stays on the surface of the water, preventing oil from sinking and causing further damage. This makes it a convenient and reliable option for marine and shipping companies to store and use in the event of an oil spill emergency. In addition, FoamFlex has a long service life, so it can be stored for long periods without any degradation in its performance. At the same time, when used for maintenance activities, it can be easily shaped and adapted to the specific need. FoamFlex is environmentally friendly: it is not harmful to marine flora and fauna, and its reusability, which allows for a reduction in waste and related management costs (up to 94%) compared to materials used today, makes it a sustainable and responsible choice for the marine industry.

In summary, the unique strengths of FoamFlex for the marine industry include superior performance and absorbency rate, reusability, light weight and easy handling, high buoyancy, and environmentally friendly composition. Its use can contribute to effective prevention and management of oil, oil and fuel spills (including high density such as IFO 380), while also complying with Marpol 73/78 Annex I regulations.

1. SOPEP/SMPEP requirements: the high absorbency and water-repellent properties of FoamFlex make it an ideal material to meet SOPEP/SMPEP requirements. With the same footprint as current absorbent equipment, FoamFlex, which is designed and manufactured in-house by T1 Solutions, can double the ship's response capability to oil, oil and fuel spills, even in rough seas.

2. It simplified the crew and routine’s maintenance activities: FoamFlex's enhanced absorbency and strong water/oil selectivity also make it useful for onboard maintenance activities. Its flexibility allows it to be easily cut to fit specific needs, making it an effective tool for absorbing spilled oil or containing drips and spills in hard-to-reach areas of the engine room and bilges.

3. It improves the PSC document results: during on-board inspections, the presence of water/oil mixture in the engine room is closely monitored. FoamFlex's ability to absorb oil, along with the use of a special MOP for iridescence, helps to improve PSC document results and meet environmental regulations.

4. MOP system: FoamFlex by T1 Solutions' can also be used as part of the MOP system, designed to collect iridescence in the sea without harming the environment. This system can replace the use of surfactants or dispersants, making it a more environmentally friendly alternative.

5. Bearings, rollers, and barriers: FoamFlex can replace traditional materials such as polypropylene bearings, rollers, and barriers as it performs the triple function of absorbing, repelling water, and containing spills in one product.

6.Containment barriers: with FoamFlex support, T1 Solutions has developed new containment barriers with both absorbing and containing functions that overcome the limitations of traditional barriers in turbulent conditions.

Overall, the unique combination that FoamFlex offers, includes high absorption capacity, water-repellent properties, flexibility, durability and environmental compatibility make it a versatile and effective solution for a variety of applications in the marine industry.

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