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Aubin Launches New Product Range at Subsea UK


Image: Aubin Aubin, a leading independent supplier of specialist chemicals to the energy industry, is launching a new product range at this year’s Subsea UK exhibition. The first of these innovative products is DiveGel, a new application of the company’s game-changing Gel Lift System (GLS), which will revolutionize the way divers operate offshore. DiveGel, which will be on display at the exhibition, offers an easier to control and much safer alternative for maneuvering equipment subsea than the traditional airbag.

The second product, DeepGel, is an insulating gel designed for use on deep-water structures and can withstand up to 120 degrees Celsius. Finally, DeepSeal is a robust gel-based product developed specifically to stop leaks and corrosion of subsea equipment and is suitable for retrofit application as well as during the manufacture and installation phase. Aubin managing director Paddy Collins said: “The launch of these three new products is extremely important for Aubin as they will allow us diversify into a number of new markets. There is currently nothing else quite like them out there so this opens up a wide range of possibility for increasing our service offering.

“We recently increased our manufacturing capability by investing in a new 7,500litre ribbon blender, capable of producing over 20,000 litres of product per day, to support this product launch.” Aubin has been supported by Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Development International in developing and implementing its strategic growth plans over the years. The company is also supported by the Carbon Trust Entrepreneurs Fast Track, which helps create step-change growth in the UK’s best low carbon technology businesses.

Aubin was established in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, in 1987 and has a team of 20 people. It designs researches, develops, manufactures and supplies high-quality chemical technology for a wide range of energy industry applications.

The company received SMART funding to develop the GLS technology from the Scottish Government scheme providing financial assistance to individuals and SMEs to help support commercially viable projects which represent a significant technological advance. Aubin was recently shortlisted as a finalist in the 2012 Offshore Achievement Awards category of New Idea – winners will be announced at the award ceremony on 15th March.


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