DUESSELDORF, Germany—Zotefoams P.L.C. has launched thermoplastic elastomer foams that offer very light-density and energy-saving properties at K 2019.
"Zotefoams is well-known for different types of foams that other companies don't do and developing new markets," CEO David Stirling said, adding that the product was developed alongside a customer base.
The new material, now being offered to Zotefoams' global customers, is flexible across a wide range of temperature, and has already sparked interest in applications for cryogenic insulation.
"We are talking to people about (using the materials as) replacement of rubbers, in products such as seals, gaskets, dampers, etc," Stirling said.
The main difference between the Zotefoam TPE and rubbers is that the product can be thermoformed, taking a high temperature to shape and offering easy processability.