Google foams over self-drive cars design
By Admin, 29/05/2014
Google will launch its own fleet of autonomous vehicle prototypes — with no steering wheels and no gas or brake pedals, but a foam front end and plastic windshield — as the technology giant begins a new phase of its self-driving car project. …more at
Foam polymers prove their prowess
By Admin, 12/05/2014
PRW Features: Foam polymers prove their prowess
The polymer foam market has seen an upsurge in activity in the past year.
New applications are finding homes in sectors ranging from automotive and construction to packaging and aerospace.
This is due largely to investment in research and development which is seeing product launches from foam polymer manufacturers that tackle concerns about the effect of plastic foam on the environment.
Dow Building Solutions, a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical, has launched into Europe its first Styrofoam extruded polystyrene (XPS) foam product containing a new...
A new study has rated KEWELL CONVERTERS LTD as “STRONG”
By Admin, 01/05/2014
RE: A new study has rated KEWELL CONVERTERS LTD as “STRONG”
Congratulations, your company has been rated as “STRONG” in a new analysis of the UK’s 170 largest Foam Conversion companies. This is the highest accolade we award and reflects your excellent performance over the last 12 months.
What is more impressive is that you have achieved this in a difficult marketplace where 43 of your competitors are in financial danger and a record number are making a loss.
The Plimsoll Analysis – Foam Conversion companies, individually assesses the 170 companies using the proven and easy to read Plimsoll...
Puma is using a lightweight TPE foam – Zotek Peba from Zotefoams
By Admin, 10/04/2014
Puma is using a lightweight TPE foam, Zotek Peba, from Zotefoams for the padding in its evoPower football boots.
The closed-cell foam, which is used for the padding the embossed area of the boots, is claimed to be three times lighter than ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) foams with similar cushioning properties.
Puma, which has been testing the boot around the around the world, said the feedback has been “incredibly positive”.
Italian striker Mario Balotelli, who has recently been signed by Puma, said: “I’m new to the Puma family, and the football boots they produce were one of the reasons for ...
Foam Knee Pads
By Admin, 06/03/2014
Ergonomically Designed Surface Wipe Only Flexible & Lightweight Ideal for Tradesmen Plumbers or Tilers Protects Knee Joint Further Information 100% ethylene-vinyl-acetate or polyethylene foam. Surface wipe only. One size fits all. Weight 0.09kg approx. We design and already manufacture such items in house-in our UK factory for the UK market at economical costs.
HPRC Cases (High Performance Resin Cases)
By Admin, 03/03/2014
Indestructible, watertight cases sold under the HPRC (High Performance Resin Cases) brand are used all around the world to protect every kind of equipment.
The trademark Made in Italy quality and our attention to detail, together with a constant desire to grow and innovate, have contributed to strengthening the HPRC brand in over 76 countries, achieving recognition, praise and increasing attention.
Our desire to grow and move forward, our spirit of innovation and the success we’ve enjoyed over the years have contributed to strengthening the HPRC brand and keeping it competitive.
UK Manufacturing Statistics – KCL contributes
By Admin, 09/01/2014
Manufacturing contributes £6.7tr to the global economy. Contrary to common belief, UK manufacturing is strong with the UK currently the 11th largest manufacturing nation in the world. Manufacturing makes up 10% of UK GVA and 54% of UK exports and directly employs 2.5 million people.
Despite the decline since the 1970s, when manufacturing contributed 25% of UK GDP, the UK ranks second globally in aerospace manufacturing. The UK-based auto industry exported a record-breaking 84% of its production in 2011 and the chemical and pharmaceutical industries add £20m per day to the UK balance of trad...
Funky Bespoke Foam stool and foam Products
By Admin, 03/01/2014
Tree bark presents innovative non-petroleum PU foam by PRW
By Admin, 13/12/2013
Tree bark presents innovative non-petroleum PU foam
By Jane Denny, Urethanes Technology International
Posted 12 December 2013
A project to develop a fully bio-based tannin foam as a substitute to petroleum-based foams won an innovation award at the Association Foamed Plastics and Polyurethanes’ (FSK) annual conference.
The BioFoamBark process, coordinated by Freiburg Material Research Center member Marie-Pierre Laborie, involves the extraction of tannins from the bark of softwood species found commonly in Europe.
Other components for the foam formulation, including glycerol and furfural or ...
Approved and Certified Zotefoam Converter – Kewell Converters Ltd
By Admin, 17/11/2013
Specialist converters are in many cases supplied directly from Zotefoams (of which Kewell Converters Ltd (KCL) buy direct ). They provide semi-finished or finished foam parts e.g. routed parts, mouldings, thermoformings and die cuttings to name a few and may specialise in specific market sectors.
Kewell Converters Limited Edenbridge, Kent. Cellular foam solutions ~ engineered excellence. Zotefoams specialist fabricator and approved distributor. Multi-axis CNC machining, CAD/CAM precision knife/die and water-jet cutting. Sheets, Blocks, Strips, Rolls, Cord, Tube, Pads, Panels, Discs, Washer...