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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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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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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 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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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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AIX, VIRTUAL EVENT, 14-16 September 2021

Aircraft Interiors Expo is the world’s leading event for airlines and the supply chain to source the latest innovations, technologies and products for cabin interiors, inflight entertainment and passenger comfort. Zotefoams will be exhibiting its ZOTEK® F OSU product line, the world’s lightest closed cell crosslinked foam. Combining outstanding FST properties with exceptional processing versatility,

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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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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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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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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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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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Zotefoams recognised for its support for ex-service personnel

Zotefoams has been recognised by a leading veterans’ charity for its commitment to supporting ex-service personnel and people with disabilities through its business choices. Celebrating its centenary year, RBLI presented Zotefoams with an engraved 10-inch Tommy figure and certificate, in recognition of its ongoing support. The charity was founded to meet the specific needs of

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Zotefoams plc establishes presence in Ahmedabad, India

T-FIT® unique insulation technology, a Zotefoams plc business, has set up a sales and service operation in one of India’s pharma hubs, Ahmedabad, in response to increased demand and opportunity for the technical insulation range. T-FIT is a range of unique, technical pipework insulation products designed for highly controlled production environments. Its range includes T-FIT

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Leading plastics sector professional Paul Turner joins board of MuCell Extrusion

Following the huge interest generated by the launch of ReZorceTM, a range of recyclable mono-material barrier packaging, advanced cellular materials manufacturer Zotefoams plc has appointed Paul Turner as a Non-Executive Director of its Boston, USA-based MuCell Extrusion LLC business. Paul has over 25 years’ experience in the chemical Industry, holding senior executive roles with organisations

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