Zotefoams presents its unique range of cellular material technologies at K 2019

Zotefoams will be premiering an industry first in recyclable barrier packaging, launching under the brand name ReZorce™ at this year’s K 2019 show in Dusseldorf, Germany, as well as showcasing recent innovations from its AZOTE® and ZOTEK® premium and High-Performance foam ranges.

ReZorce is a range of HDPE mono-materials with barrier properties that meet or exceed food industry standards. Presented as an alternative to composite packaging, ReZorce is compatible with float-sink sorting and HDPE post-consumer recycling stream no. 2. Its multi-layer structure allows incorporation of recycled material to provide further sustainability benefits.

ReZorce is range of products which deliver excellent functional capability to replace current versions of potato chip (crisp) packets, laminated paper, pouches and cartons, all of which face significant challenges in recycling.

Following a successful launch at Foam Expo Europe, Zotefoams will continue to display the distinctive properties of new cross-linked polyolefin block foam AZOTE® Adapt. The range of foams with a fine cell structure, excellent consistency and low odour is manufactured via a unique autoclave process that redefines chemical foaming.

With concerns growing around VOCs from the chemical blowing process, and stricter emissions standards to limit workforce exposure levels, AZOTE Adapt has been developed specifically to deliver the service, block size and cell structure demanded by many manufacturers along with consistency of density and low VOC with minimal chemical residues.

Available initially using LDPE as the base polymer in densities of 30kg/m³ and 45kg/m³ and now offering a matt black option, AZOTE Adapt is aimed at applications in automotive, insulation, HVAC, construction and packaging.

Furthermore, visitors to stand 5A24 will have the opportunity to discover Zotefoams’ latest thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) as the company extends its exclusive line-up of HPP foams. TPE displays excellent high and low temperature resistance, energy return, chemical and abrasion resistance, and much more. Unlike silicone and rubber foams ZOTEK TPE can be thermoformed to deliver the ultimate in lightweight customised performance.

Zotefoams Group CEO, David Stirling, comments, “K 2019 comes at a very exciting time for Zotefoams: with all our capacity investments due to be complete by mid-2020 we are in a great position with clear opportunity to grow the business further, particularly with AZOTE Adapt and the potential to explore new markets and applications. K is the perfect platform for us to reveal our ground-breaking – and in the case of ReZorce, disruptive – innovations as we continue to demonstrate our commitment to meet the growing demand for our product offerings.”