Zotefoams Appoints Neil Court-Johnston President of MuCell Extrusion LLC

Zotefoams, world leaders in cellular material technology, has announced the promotion of Neil Court-Johnston to the role of President of MuCell Extrusion LLC, focusing on the development of ReZorce® mono-material barrier packaging and MuCell® microcellular foaming technologies.

Neil joined Zotefoams in 2020 as Vice President of Strategy, EMEA bringing over 30 years’ experience in production and packaging processes across the food and beverage and FMCG sectors, He sits on the Council of The British Plastics Federation.

Zotefoams is making significant progress on its ReZorce mono-material barrier packaging solution, produced using MuCell technology that foams polymers during extrusion. Industry scale-up trials are under way, offering society the prospect of a truly circular option for barrier materials using existing recycling infrastructure. ReZorce is a truly pioneering packaging solution and an alternative to current mixed material options, which are difficult or impossible to recycle.

“Our technology enables significant environmental benefits, not least halving the carbon footprint and water/energy usage of a beverage carton,” says Neil. “By infusing atmospheric gases, we reduce both the material content and costs for the end user. We are also partnering household brands on a world-first fully circular food pouch containing 30% recycled material”.

Zotefoams Group CEO, David Stirling, adds, “This appointment underpins our strategic intent to further improve product performance and sustainability and very much look forward to Neil’s leadership delivering the benefits of ReZorce Circular Packaging to customers who recognise that – from both ethical and legislative perspectives – current solutions are no longer unsustainable.”

About Zotefoams plc

Zotefoams plc (LSE – ZTF) is a world leader in cellular materials technology delivering optimal material solutions for the benefit of society. Utilising a variety of unique manufacturing processes, including environmentally friendly nitrogen expansion for lightweight AZOTE® polyolefin and ZOTEK® high-performance foams, Zotefoams sells to diverse markets worldwide. Zotefoams uses its own cellular materials to manufacture T-FIT® advanced insulation for demanding industrial markets. Zotefoams also owns and licenses patented microcellular foam technology to reduce plastic use in extrusion applications and for ReZorce® mono-material recyclable barrier packaging.

Zotefoams is headquartered in Croydon, UK, with additional manufacturing sites in Brzeg, Poland and Kentucky, USA (foam manufacture) Oklahoma, USA (foam products manufacture and conversion), Massachusetts, USA (MuCell Extrusion) and Jiangsu Province, China (T-FIT).

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