Year: 2021

NEW circular packaging, ReZorce®, has lower environmental impact than liquid packaging board (LPB), independent study reports

Cellular materials innovator, Zotefoams – which celebrates its centenary this year – announces ground-breaking results from its recently commissioned Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of its circular mono-material carton packaging, ReZorce®. Not only does ReZorce have a 50% lower global warming potential compared to conventional LPB cartons, it also takes 11 times less water to produce

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Cleanroom insulation solutions go head-to-head in independent testing of fungal contamination performance

Fungal contamination, most commonly by moulds and yeasts, is bad news for cleanroom manufacturing of pharmaceuticals. An outbreak can result in everything from product recalls, with the associated reputational brand damage, and production downtime through to actual harm to patients’ health. From a production point of view, the relatively common fungus Aspergillus niger is known

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ReZorce® Circular Packaging WINS prestigious British Plastic Federation’s Horners Bottlemakers Award 2021

Image: ReZorce® Circular Packaging ReZorce® Circular Packaging from Zotefoams plc has been recognised by the British Plastics Federation and Worshipful Company Of Horners, with the judges awarding the coveted Horners Bottlemakers Award 2021 for innovation in plastics design and manufacture or in the processing of polymers. The Award recognises Zotefoams’ achievement in deploying this platform

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Lightweight luxury: MGR Foamtex’s SoftWall® NextGen is 50% lighter thanks to ZOTEK® F OSU XR

https://youtu.be/pMCQJlDkeDgLightweight luxury: MGR Foamtex’s SoftWall® NextGen is 50% lighter thanks to ZOTEK® F OSU XR MGR Foamtex (Thame, UK) is Europe’s leading supplier of advanced aircraft cabin upholstery systems, working with all major seat manufacturers as well as the world’s leading airlines. Satisfying customers requires continuous innovation and to achieve this, the company needs to

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T-FIT® helps guarantee safety and quality at the KMF Dairy Cooperative in India

High performance T-FIT® Hygiene and T-FIT® Process insulation reduces risk of condensation and cross-contamination. Condensation is a perennial, significant risk for food and beverage producers, and a common catalyst for the contamination that can damage product quality and harm brand reputations. When condensation was identified recently as an issue for Kamataka Milk Producers Federation Ltd

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On the panel: meet Stuart Roberts, Zotefoams Centenary Awards judge

We’re delighted that technical foam industry veteran Stuart Roberts has agreed to join the judging panel for the inaugural Zotefoams Centenary Awards, which will recognise innovative applications of any Zotefoams products. Currently Chairman of the International Safe Transit Association (Europe), Stuart spent 45 years with Sealed Air Corporation. Here he shares his thoughts about the

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From factory floor to the top of the world – the Karrimat story

For all the effort companies put into product development, sometimes great products come about by chance. Take the Karrimat, for example. Launched by British outdoor equipment manufacturer Karrimor International in 1968 as the first closed cell foam sleeping mat, the Karrimat became a ‘Don’t leave home without it’ item of equipment for serious all-weather lovers

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Zotefoams publishes Interim Report for the six months ended 30 June 2021: strong trading performance in a difficult environment

“We are delighted to have produced such a strong trading performance across most regions and markets. The Group has responded well operationally to the strong demand recovery despite challenging supply-chain conditions.” Zotefoams has announced its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2021. Results highlights Group revenue of £48.2m, 39% above the same

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Shenzhen Kangtai chooses T-FIT® clean for cleanroom upgrade

Benefits include lower energy costs, more effective condensation control and reduced maintenance. Leading Chinese biological products developer and manufacturer Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products Co Ltd has selected the T-FIT® Clean insulation solution from Zotefoams as part of a project to expand and upgrade the cleanroom manufacturing facilities at its Shenzhen headquarters. Lower energy costs, more

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Zotefoams PLC Trading Update May 2021

Zotefoams, a world leader in cellular materials technology, today provides a trading update for the four months ended 30 April 2021, ahead of its Annual General Meeting to be held today at 10am at 675 Mitcham Road, Croydon CR9 3AL. At this meeting David Stirling, Group CEO of Zotefoams plc, will make the following statement:

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T-FIT and T-Tubes join forces

Zotefoams and UFP Technologies join forces to boost high-performance insulation offering across North America 24 May, 2021: Zotefoams plc and UFP Technologies Inc., owners respectively of the T-FIT® and T-Tubes® high-performance industrial insulation brands, announce a new joint manufacturing and marketing agreement. The collaboration will give greater access for customers in North America to T-FIT’s

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ZOTEK®T high-performance foam promises great return

Zotefoams has announced the line-up for its ZOTEK® T range of high-performance foams, produced from thermoplastic elastomers and designed to deliver weight reduction, durability, high energy return and cushioning, such as dampening in the automotive sector and impact protection in high-energy sports, military apparel and tactical gear. Born out of an intensive programme of R&D

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Showcasing AZOTE® benefits and versatility at Interfoam Shanghai

Drive cleaner, play safer, protect health AZOTE Asia Limited, the exclusive regional distributor of Zotefoams’ world-renowned AZOTE® closed cell crosslinked polyolefin foams, will demonstrate how the long-established Plastazote® polyethylene and Evazote® ethylene copolymer foam ranges remain the best choice for modern day challenges. Zotefoams materials are manufactured via a unique process that uses only temperature,

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“We need to do more – the time is now”, says Dr Karl Hewson

Dr Karl Hewson, Director of Technology & Development, took part in a panel discussion with professionals from JSP, Ford Otosan and Vaude Sport as part of AMI’s Polymer Foam Virtual Summit and discussed the sustainability challenges facing the foam industry right now. With plastics vilified in the media, the foam industry is coming under increasing

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Zotefoams plc announces Preliminary Results (unaudited) for the Year Ended 31 December 2020

“Solid operating profits and effective cash management, with record second-half sales, demonstrates resilience and flexibility.” Zotefoams plc (“Zotefoams” or “the Company” or “the Group”), a world leader in cellular material technology, today announces its unaudited preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2020. Financial Highlights Statutory Before exceptional item1 Before exceptional item1 Statutory Statutory

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Zotefoams hosts virtual opening of new £23million plant in Poland

Over 140 customers from 21 countries today attended the virtual opening of Zotefoams’ new state-of-the-art plant located in Brzeg in south-west Poland. Scroll down to watch the video​ >> In a key strategic move to increase global capacity and optimise service levels for many customers in continental Europe, the 13,000 m2 facility, which has been

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Zotefoams Group CEO talks Brexit with the BBC

It was a busy round of interviews this morning and an early start for Zotefoams Group CEO David Stirling this morning as he joined firstly BBC Radio 5’s Wake up to Money and an hour later Radio 4’s Today programme to discuss the impact of Brexit on trading with our customers in Europe. In common

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Zotefoams adopts sustainability reporting framework and climate-related financial disclosures guidance

The world must progress toward net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. With an environmentally friendly technology and material solutions focussed on permanent applications, Zotefoams is uniquely positioned to help reduce customers’ carbon footprints or increase material efficiency. Having recognised the need to provide our investors and other stakeholders with financially material, decision-useful information relating to

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AZOTE® core to Padel boom

Padel is set to become the sport of the third millennium and once again, AZOTE proves to be a winner. Zotefoams’ materials are proving to be the ideal choice for the central foam core of Padel rackets.  The innovative AZOTE closed cell polyolefin foams product family is ideally suited to this application due to its

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Zotefoams’ ZOTEK® F foam chosen by InsulFab for safe and effective delivery of COVID-19 vaccine

High-performance closed cell, crosslinked fluoropolymer foam helps ensure safe and secure transportation of ultra-cold chain vaccine. Copyright InsulFab As part of the USA’s Operation Warp Speed (OWS) initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas, USA-based InsulFab has harnessed the unique properties of ZOTEK® F high-performance foam. ZOTEK F is a closed cell, crosslinked fluoropolymer foam

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Foam Expo Europe, Stuttgart, Germany November 9 – 11 2021

Foam Expo is Europe’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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