Benefits of Azote Foam Materials
Low weight - Weighing as little as 1.5% of the solid polymer, Azote® foams are ideal for many applications where weight is a cost penalty, from automotive to marine and aerospace.
Pure - The purity of Azote® foams makes them ideal for a range of hygienic applications in the healthcare field. It also makes Plastazote® the material of choice for protecting valuable artworks and museum pieces during storage and transit.
Water and chemical resistant - These inherent properties make Azote® foams ideal for a range of applications from automotive gaskets to expansion joints and eaves fillers for the building and construction industry.
Insulative - Azote® foams’ thermal and acoustic insulation properties are of benefit to the automotive, building and aircraft industries and encourage its use in cold weather camping mats.
Non corrosive - The use of pure nitrogen for expansion ensures Azote® foams (unlike chemically blown foams) have no corrosive residues, encouraging its use for long term protection of munitions and weapons.
High strength and durable - Much re-useable packaging depends on the durability of Azote® foam for its longevity. From dunnage to protective inserts for cases and boxes, Azote® foams are the natural preference.
Consistent - The high consistency and stress free nature of Azote® foams enables extremely complex shapes to be produced with great accuracy. Processing is easy and economical. Sheet material can be cut to 1.0mm thickness.
Easy to process - The consistency and crosslinking of Azote® foams makes them easy to manipulate and fabricate. Azote® foams are ideal for conversion using common thermoforming techniques.
Buoyant - Suitable for many buoyancy applications from floating oil pipelines and boats to personal flotation devices.
Good aesthetics - Outstanding aesthetic properties add a further dimension to retail packaging protection. The colour depth and uniformity of Azote® foams are unmatched.
Good energy absorption - Sports protection benefits from Azote® foam’s energy absorbing properties as does a whole range of returnable packaging applications.
Flame retardant - Flame retardant grades are used in many aerospace applications such as aircraft seating.
Conductive and static dissipative - These special grades are highly suited to the protection and packaging of electronic equipment, assemblies and components for EMC/RFI shielding and gasketing.