R&D for the Future

Propietary Technologies

Besides our efforts to help the industry, we are also constantly working on developing new technologies to foresee the future needs of the foam market. We have developed several technologies that are available for customers to license.


Novel technology to produce open-cell crosslinked polyolefin foams. These foams have similar properties to that of flexible polyurethanes but are based on a polyolefin matrix (PE, EVA, EBA). These foams have a low-density, high acoustic absorption, high oil absorption, and high thermal resistance. And they are isocyanate free! Possible applications include the fabrication of seats, cushions, mattresses, seals, oil absorbers, or clothes.


Disruptive technology to produce nanocellular polymers based on polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) that can be transparent and thermal insulators at the same time. The materials are characterized by displaying cell sizes in the nanoscale, low/medium densities, and tunable open cell content. Thanks to the nanopores, the thermal conductivity is reduced, the mechanical properties are enhanced, and the products can be transparent. This is a great opportunity to create breakthrough elements like transparent foamed films, and panels with high stiffness and low weight or supports for catalysts and sensors.


A new generation of advanced blowing agent masterbatches specially designed to maximize the potential of lightweighting. SpuMATe allows us to maximize weight reduction and generate lightweight products with the best quality cellular structures, reducing the cell size by moving from a traditional masterbatch. SpuMATe is specially formulated to enhance nucleation while keeping or even increasing the foamability of the system. It can be used in any foaming process, such as extrusion, injection molding, or extrusion blow molding.