Year: 2020

Office opening and shipping dates, Christmas and New year 2020/21

Please see below for details of our Christmas and New Year office hours and shipping dates. UK Offices will be closed from noon 24th December and reopen 2nd January 2021. Last shipping dates: UK and ROW- 21st December 2020, Italy – 17th December, Germany – 17th -18th December,  Shipping recommences on 5th January 2021. US

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T-FIT® Hygiene is first choice insulation for cool chain customer

T-FIT® Hygiene is designed for large-scale, aseptic, food processing. Coca-Cola Bottlers Manufacturing (Suzhou) Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Corporation, bottles non-carbonated beverages, such as fruit juice, for distribution in China. In 2019, the company had a project for a new cool chain not-from-concentrate juice product. Cool chain means that the product risks being spoiled if temperatures during

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Lighter, purer, more durable components for the automotive industry

AZOTE® polyolefin foams are manufactured using Zotefoams’ unique, high-pressure process which produces foams that are more consistent, lighter weight and possess higher purity compared with foams manufactured using chemical technology. Founded in 1949, Odenwald-Chemie GmbH is a Zotefoams development partner and supplier of foam products and fleece systems to a wide range of markets. Headquartered in

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MuCell®, an industry first in recyclable food packaging

MuCell Extrusion technology technology offers the potential to reduce the plastic content of consumer packaging by around 15%, by injecting inert gas to displace plastic with microcellular bubbles. For more than 50 years, Ohio-based SugarCreek has been manufacturing and packing food for the USA’s largest and best-known brands, offering a wide-ranging, value-added assortment of raw

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From lightweight to weightless: ZOTEK® F proves a winner in spacecraft interiors

Used extensively in aircraft interiors, ZOTEK® F fluoropolymer foams are inherently fire and chemical resistant. They are also incredibly light – a huge bonus for spacecraft designers. Space tourism is about to become a reality, with inaugural commercial flights already booked out and demand for tickets surging, according to the companies vying for the lead

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Zotefoams appoints Neil Court-Johnston VP Strategy following ReZorce® launch

Neil Court-Johnston, who has joined Zotefoams in the role of Vice President of Strategy, EMEA, brings a wealth of experience across the FMCG production and packaging sectors, with previous roles including Business Unit Director for Jabil’s European food and beverage business and Commercial Director with responsibility for major clients and business development across EMEA, Asia

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Zotefoams Group CEO David Stirling discusses strong H1 performance with DirectorsTalk

David Stirling joins DirectorsTalk to discuss interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2020. David speaks to Giles Arbor about Zotefoams’ main highlights, discusses the specific growth factors that generated good momentum in late Q2 and how he expects the second six months to deliver record sales. David also provides an update on

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CPhI China, Shanghai, 16 – 18 December 2020

CPhI is China’s leading marketplace for the pharmaceutical industry, where we will be exhibiting our range of T-FIT® Unique Insulation Technology – the best solution for cleanrooms, aseptic areas and high-temperature processing environments. Manufactured from fine, pure, closed cell foams, T-FIT has a wide temperature operating range, produces no particulates during cutting, handling and installation,

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Foam Expo North America, Michigan, 13 – 15 July 2021

Foam Expo is America’s largest event for technical foam innovation and technology. Zotefoams is the world’s leading producer of lightweight, crosslinked, closed cell, block foams, manufactured using a unique, environmentally friendly process. We will be exhibiting AZOTE® and ZOTEK® foams which are durable, easy to process and offer remarkably consistent cell size. The Zotefoams process

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Interphex, New York, 20 – 22 April 2021

INTERPHEX is the premier pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device development and manufacturing event for the USA. We will be exhibiting our range of T-FIT® Unique Insulation Technology – the best solution for cleanrooms, aseptic areas and high-temperature processing environments. Manufactured from fine, pure, closed cell foams, T-FIT has a wide temperature operating range, produces no particulates

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Win more building contracts with Zotefoams ZOTEK® F, a nitrogen-enriched PVDF microcellular foam!

By Nick Luallen, ZOTEK Sales and Business Representative Surpass building and construction code flame requirements UL723/ASTM E84, UL94 V0, FM4910, Euroclass B-s1,d0 and EPA Regulations with ultra-lightweight thermoformable materials for blocking noise, stopping fire, controlling air and surface temperature, and interior accent lighting designed with style and versatility through the ZOTEK F range of soft

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Rocket Science

By Bill Windsor, ZOTEK ® F North America Commercial Manager​ From our Vessel to Yours, Zotefoams’ uniquely processed Cellular Materials are ready for lift off! Our ZOTEK F family of PVDF foams are lightweight, versatile, and compliant to the rigors of Space Travel. ZOTEK F foams are safe, resilient and certified for ISS deliveries and

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T-FIT China – We are open!

We are pleased to announce that our T-FIT® production facility in Kunshan, China, has today re-opened following its temporary closure in line with nationwide measures to limit the spread of the 2019-mCOV (Covid-19) coronavirus. Our team is working to fulfil outstanding orders as quickly as possible. Read more here.

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Open for Business

By Glenn Sievewright, ZOTEK® F European Commercial Manager It’s business almost-as-usual at Zotefoams despite the challenges presented by covid19. Our manufacturing teams are on site and observing social distancing, while those who can work remotely are doing so in accordance with local measures. It’s amazing how people adapt in times of adversity! With all non-key

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Zotefoams Poland Q&A with David Stirling

As the opening date for Zotefoams’ new plant in Poland moves closer, Group CEO David Stirling provides answers to some FAQs about the choice of location and plans for opening the facility. Q: Why did you choose Poland as the location for Zotefoams’ third foam manufacturing site?  A: Poland was a clear choice from the

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Zotefoams’ AZOTE® foams approved for Water Regulations Advisory Scheme

Zotefoams is pleased to announce renewed approval from the UK Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) for specific grades in its AZOTE® polyolefin foams range, confirming their suitability for contact with potable water up to 50°C for domestic purposes. The re-certification confirms that Plastazote® grades from 15-70 kg/m3 in LDPE and 30-110 kg/m3 in HDPE, as

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Zotefoams on COVID-19 alert

By David Stirling, Zotefoams Group CEO As the COVID-19 situation is changing daily, at Zotefoams we are committed to maintaining safe working practices throughout all our manufacturing facilities during these uncertain times in order to keep our employees safe in the workplace. Zotefoams Group has continued production throughout the pandemic, adopting and adapting to new

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Plastazote® sets the seal on Parmigiano-Reggiano

Following comprehensive testing to demonstrate compliance with the EU Commission Regulation No 10/2011 on plastic materials intended to come into contact with food, Plastazote from Zotefoams’ AZOTE® range has been selected as a lightweight alternative to traditional rubber protective seals for world-famous Parmesan cheese. Plastazote is a range of lightweight, crosslinked polyethylene block foams from

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Zotefoams leads in qualifying for new ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety standard

Zotefoams plc is pleased to announce that it has successfully qualified for the new ISO 45001 international safety standard, following an audit conducted remotely to maintain the company’s safe working practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. The certification applies to the company’s Croydon, UK headquarters and manufacturing site, where some 310 staff from a total global

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ZOTEK® F is the optimal material for spacecraft interiors

Space tourism will become a reality later this year with inaugural commercial flights already booked out and demand for tickets surging, according to the companies vying to take the lead in this latest space race. By some estimates, the commercial space industry – including space tourism – is expected to be worth $1 trillion (£766bn)

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Plastazote® polyethylene foam helps global response to COVID-19

As the world battles the current COVID-19 pandemic, Zotefoams is pleased to be able to support the medical community using Plastazote® polyethylene foams from the AZOTE® range. Latex-free, non-toxic and hypoallergenic, Plastazote is already the most-cited thermoplastic foam in medical literature for skin contact suitability, with medical grades tested to ISO10993 (Biological evaluation of medical

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ZOTEK® N is the ultimate automotive material

By Ed Fitzgerald, Sales and Business Development Executive Preserving resources for future generations is a responsibility we all share. At Zotefoams we’re working with automotive manufacturers to save fuel by making vehicles lighter and safer with our innovative materials. The body panel featured here features a core produced from ZOTEK® N, our tough, lightweight, nylon foam, sandwiched between

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Introducing AZOTE® Adapt LZ45 Matt Black: The new black

Contact the AZOTE® team for more information or samples Zotefoams, has added to its groundbreaking AZOTE® Adapt range with the introduction of LZ45 Matt Black, which promises improved efficiency and appearance combined with better protection of luxury items. AZOTE Adapt is a range of crosslinked polyethylene foams with fine cell structure, excellent consistency and low

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Poland facility on track for production in 2020

The latest news from the team responsible for Zotefoams’ new facility in Brzeg, Poland, is that we are on schedule for production to commence in Q3 of this year as planned. The plant will add 50,000m3 – an increase of some 15% – to our annual global foam production capacity and the site is large

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New extra-rigid ZOTEK® F OSU foam promises weight savings of up to 70% for aircraft interiors

Zotefoams, a world leader in cellular materials technology, premieres its latest closed cell OSU grade foam, ZOTEK® F OSU XR, promising huge weight savings for aircraft manufacturers, as the company extends its High-Performance Product (HPP) line. Zotefoams’ latest polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) foam, ZOTEK F XR, is an extra-rigid closed cell crosslinked foam available in densities

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Zotefoams drives pure performance at Foam Expo North America 2020

Zotefoams will present its unparalleled line-up of closed cell foams from the AZOTE® polyolefin range plus High-Performance Products (HPP) from ZOTEK®, including ZOTEK N and latest innovation ZOTEK T on booth 2208. In the heartland of North America’s automobile industry, Zotefoams will demonstrate how it can help manufacturers rise to the triple challenge of evolving

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