MUSEUM, EXHIBITION, TV/FILM/THEATRE SETS
Preserving history with PLASTAZOTE
Irreplaceable historical artefacts and priceless works of art require meticulous care at all times, no more so than when being transported or archived for long periods. Such objects are vulnerable to decay when in contact with impure substances. This is where PLASTAZOTE, particularly AZOTE comes into its own.
Polyethylene foams are generally expanded using volatile organic compounds (VOCs), CFCs, HCFCs or HFCs. Many other foam manufacturing processes use chemical blowing agents which react with the plastic, releasing gas within it.
This process can leave residues of the blowing agent, with the potential for staining and unpleasant odours. Not only that, the physical properties of the foam may be compromised.
AZOTE foams are unparalleled in their purity, isotropic consistency and closed-cell protection capabilities. Only Nitrogen is used in the expansion process, leaving no harmful residues or gases which may seep out of the foam, however long an item is stored in it.
For state-of-the-art purity, impact absorption, pleasing appearance and ease of manufacture, PLASTAZOTE®, a foam brand in the AZOTE range, has been setting the European conservation standard for decades.
Significant historical artefacts deserve all the care and protection we can give them - and that means PLASTAZOTE.
TV, film and stage set applications
PLASTAZOTE's visual and functional properties make it an ideal material for use in the creative and entertainment industries.
With a wide selection of vibrant colours, light weight and durability, PLASTAZOTE is well-suited to use for costumes and props in stage productions, films and animations. Indeed, it has even featured in some Hollywood blockbusters!
Its strength and impact absorption have promoted its use in stunts and action movies and its resilience has meant it will withstand the stresses imposed on it over lengthy theatre runs.