Optimal material solutions for the benefit of society
Zotefoams uses its unique, environmentally friendly technology to produce lightweight materials that are frequently the safest, most sustainable choice in the applications they serve.
Our nitrogen expansion autoclave technology is used to create AZOTE® and ZOTEK® block foams with exceptional cell size uniformity, low odour, high purity and outstanding physical properties. The qualities and consistency of these materials deliver benefits during foam conversion and also in end-use products where their unique attributes add value in many applications.
We use our own ZOTEK® foams to manufacture T-FIT® insulation used in some of the highest standard clean-rooms globally.
Through our MuCell® extrusion business we make our proprietary environmentally friendly high-pressure gas technology available to the plastic extrusion market by licensing the MuCell® technology for diverse applications in consumer packaging, such as flexible films, bottles and containers, as well as in other specialist areas.
Zotefoams’ range of high-specification closed cell, crosslinked lightweight materials is divided into two families: AZOTE® and ZOTEK® .
AZOTE® polyolefin foams
AZOTE® foams, Plastazote®, Evazote® and Supazote®, are produced from a wide range of polymers, and come in a variety of colours and densities. Visit product pages.
AZOTE® foams are used in numerous industries for a broad range of applications that include packaging, cushioning, and impact resistance – particularly where light weight, durability and resistance to specific chemicals or water are important.
Foams from the AZOTE® range are generally supplied via our global network of specialist converters.
ZOTEK® high-performance foams
ZOTEK® foams are lightweight materials designed for specialised applications. They are manufactured using fluoropolymers, engineering polymers and speciality elastomers. Visit product pages.
ZOTEK® foams are used extensively in industries such as aviation, aerospace, and automotive manufacture, where they are an important part of many high-performance solutions.
ZOTEK® foams have a variety of unique characteristics dependent on their base polymer. These include:
- Thermal, chemical and radiation resistance
- excellent flammability performance
- resistance to swelling from contact with hydrocarbons such as oil
T-FIT® Insulation System
T-FIT® is an insulation system specifically designed for ‘cleanroom’ applications. T-FIT® Clean products are the only foam insulation currently compliant with the demanding FM Approvals 4910 standard for cleanroom management. Visit the T-FIT® website.
MuCell® technology is a microcellular foaming process that reduces the material content of extruded plastic parts and packaging by 15 – 20%, developed by MuCell Extrusion LLC. The company is wholly owned by Zotefoams plc, it exists to licence MuCell® technology to end users, and develop further intellectual property (IP) in the process. Visit product page.