PVDF Foam is approved to FM Global 4910 standards.

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Featuring FM Global 4910 cleanroom materials flammability test approval, ZOTEK® F 42 HT LS is recommended for use sealing and insulation applications where low smoke release and flame propagation is required in case of fire. It can be used over -48 to +155°C range, during which material maintains its ductility and resilience. Closed-cell nature allows for cutting and installing in clean environments without particulating, and material exhibits low out-gassing of VOCs.

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Zotek® F 42 HT LS PVDF Foam First to be Awarded FM Global 4910 Approval

Walton, KY - Zotefoams Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of cross-linked block foams, has announced that its ZOTEK® F 42 HT LS PVDF foam line has been awarded FM Global 4910 clean-room materials flammability test approval. It is believed that ZOTEK® F 42 HT LS is the first foam insulation to meet the standards of this rigorous test protocol.

ZOTEK® F 42 HT LS is a high-temperature foam recommended for use in a variety of sealing and insulation applications in the semiconductor, pharmaceutical and chemical-processing industries where exceptionally low smoke release and flame propagation is required in the event of fire. It can be used over a wide temperature range (-48°C to 155°C), during which the material maintains its ductility and resilience. ZOTEK® F 42 HT LS also exhibits exceptionally low out-gassing of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) under Semiconductor Standards for clean rooms. This purity is based on Zotefoams' manufacturing process that expands engineering resins, such as ultra-pure Kynar PVDF resins, into high-performance foams through the use of only inert nitrogen gas, heat and pressure. ZOTEK® F line of foams also show excellent chemical and UV resistance, primarily due to the base properties of Kynar PVDF polymers that are used in harsh chemical environments, and UV-resistant coatings for external structures. ZOTEK® F foams exhibit only slight reduction in mechanical properties and show color retention even after long exposure to UV light.

A successful application of ZOTEK® F 42 HT LS in clean environments is T-Tubes®, an advanced insulation system that has been specifically developed for operator protection on hot steam lines in the Biotech industry. The closed-cell nature of ZOTEK® F 42 HT LS allows for cutting and installing in clean environments without particulating. Combined with the sealed surface of the thermally molded T-Tubes®, ZOTEK® F 42 HT LS provides moisture and mold-growth resistance, and removes the need for the cumbersome jacketing that is used in other pipe-insulation systems. The insulation system is easy to install with custom-molded fittings such as elbows, Ts and valve covers with an overlapping self-adherent tape.

For further information on the ZOTEK® F 42 HT LS line of PVDF foams and its FM Global 4910 approval, please contact your local Zotefoams representative at (866) 830-9215.

Zotefoams Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zotefoams plc (LSE: ZTF). Zotefoams is the premier manufacturer of cross-linked block foams. Its products are used in a wide range of markets including sports and leisure, packaging, transport, healthcare, toys, building, marine and the military. Through a unique production process, the Company produces foams that have controlled properties and are of a strength, consistency, quality and purity superior to foams produced by other methods. Zotefoams Inc. is responsible for product sales to the United States, Canada and Mexico. Zotefoams products include a wide range of foam densities, sizes, and physical properties. They also include fire retardant, conductive, and food contact approved foams. For more information, please go to www.zotefoams.com.

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