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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 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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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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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 24 December and reopen 4th January 2021. Last shipping dates: UK and ROW- 21 December 2020 Italy – 17 December Germany – 17/18 December Shipping recommences on 5 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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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 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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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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