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Armacell is the pioneer in the field of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) technology and was the first manufacturer to succeed in qualifying PET foam as core material for the composite industry. Thanks to ArmaFORM PET’s unique combination of material and processing properties, such as outstanding fatigue endurance, elevated service temperature stability and excellent compatibility with all resin and manufacturing methods, our structural PET foam cores are widely used in composite sandwich constructions.
With the market introduction of ArmaFORM PET, Armacell paved the way for PET foam cores in the composite industry. But our research did not stop there; as a technology leader, Armacell further developed and successfully introduced PET foam cores 100% made from post-consumer PET materials, more precisely from recycled beverage bottles. Whereas the standard PET foams available in the composite industry use virgin PET resin as raw material base, ArmaFORM PET is 100% manufactured from recycled PET. Thus Armacell is able to provide PET foam cores with the same consistent, reliable qualities but with significantly improved environmental performance. The ArmaFORM PET foaming process reduces CO2 emissions by 33% compared to other PET foam cores, which are all made of virgin PET resin. The improvement is even greater in comparison with main polymeric foam cores like PVC (-52%), SAN (-46%) or PUR (-62%).
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5th March 2019 0 comments
Armacell announces that the company will reach the landmark of one billion recycled PET bottles consumption during the course of this year. Passing this milestone is a reflection of the dynamic growth of Armacell’s PET business, the substitution of legacy materials and the increasing adoption rates of recycled PET foam core products by customers from the wind, transportation, construction and general industry.
27th February 2018 0 comments
Armacell will present its ArmaShape technology for the large-scale production of 3D-shaped PET foam core materials.
9th January 2018 0 comments
Armacell has announced a global price increase of 5% for its entire PET foam product portfolio from 1 February 2018.
19th September 2017 0 comments
Armacell will present its ArmaFORM PET MultiCore (MC) core material at Composites Europe 2017 on 19-21 September.
11th April 2017 0 comments
Armacel celebrated the production start of PET foam cores at its Brampton, Ontario, Canada plant last week.
6th September 2016 0 comments
Armacell Benelux has started ArmaFORM PET foam slicing operations at its Canadian plant in Brampton, Ontario.
2nd August 2016 0 comments
Armacell Benelux has launched an enhanced ArmaFORM PET website with additional valuable content and user-friendly services, offering visitors richer insight into the world of Armacell’s green PET foam cores for the composite industry.
28th June 2016 0 comments
Matrix Composites have been appointed by Armacell Benelux as its UK distributor of ArmaFORM PET core.