Diab to develop PET foam with Nexam’s NEXAMITE technology

This collaboration, which begins in 2016, is aimed at creating a long-term supply agreement.

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Diab (Laholm, Sweden) has signed a partnership agreement with Nexam Chemical to develop a PET foam that incorporates Nexam Chemical’s (Lund, Sweden) NEXAMITE technology.

“As a leading producer of high-performance foam, we at Diab are delighted to see this partnership come to fruition,”said Diab’s Group CTO Magdalena Sandström. “Nexam Chemical’s technology, combined with our solid know-how of foam manufacturing, paves the way for a new generation of foam for this highly attractive market.”

Nexam Chemical develops technology and products that make it possible to improve the production process and properties of most types of plastics cost-effectively and with retained production technology. The improved properties reportedly include strength, toughness, temperature and chemical resistance as well as service life.

”NEXAMIT technology is effective and creates significant improvements in the properties of PET foam,” said Anders Spetz, CEO of Nexam Chemical. “The growing market for PET foam is an important area for Nexam Chemical, and with our technology we are paving the way for improvements in other types of foam as well. We’re excited to be working with Diab.”