Plastazote®

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Plastazote

Description

[Zotefoams Limited] A trademark for a crosslinked polyethylene foam that is expanded with nitrogen gas. Plastazote® is chemically and biologically inert. Plastazote® products are supplied as sheets, rolls, rods, or slabstock. As with other polyethylene products, these foams deteriorate, shrink, and/or warp in direct sunlight. Similar products by the same company are Propozote (polypropylene), Evazote® (polyethylene) and Supazote (polyethylene). All Zotefoams exhibit very low emission of volatile species up to temperatures of 190C.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Zotefoam; Propozote (polypropylene); Evazote® (polyethylene); Supazote (polyethylene)

Other Properties

Available in several densities and thicknesses (2-27 mm). Select from low density polyethylene (LDPE) or high density polyethylene (HDPE)

Hazards and Safety

Softens at 105-115C and decomposes at 300C.

Combustion products are carbon monoxide and water.

Additional Information

Preserv'Art: Plastazote

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002
  • Ceramics and Glass Conservation Section, List of Workshop Materials, The British Museum, London

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