Sekisui Voltek Launches New VolaraBLOCK Foam

USA. Lawrence, MA — August 17, 2015 — Sekisui Voltek announces the official launch of VolaraBLOCK (, their newest product innovation for the foam market joining their two core product lines: Volara® and Volextra®.

“We are excited about the new potential this product represents for our customers,” said Neil Beckhusen, President of Sekisui Voltek. “VolaraBLOCK combines high-quality performance with premium design that makes it well suited for applications across multiple industries including packaging, dunnage and aviation. It can replace standard materials – not just foams – to deliver a more aesthetically pleasing look and feel to consumer products, for example.”

VolaraBLOCK is a unique type of block foam. It uses a specialized technique to melt-bond multiple layers up to 5.0” thick. It also provides a consistent density distribution that delivers a dependable, high-quality cell geometry that provides greater foam stability and reliability. This allows for more constant machinery settings for converters. As a result, they convert faster – saving time and money. Also, customers benefit from greater yields and less waste since there are fewer product variances, quality issues and defective parts with VolaraBLOCK.

“With VolaraBLOCK there are no pockets, voids or blowholes,” said Beckhusen. “Just smooth, consistent, quality you can depend on every time. This is a powerful combination making it easier for our customers to explore a new world of foam solutions, envision a new style or blaze a new trail. It’s easy to get started and we’re here to show them how.”

About Sekisui Voltek

Sekisui Voltek is the leading manufacturer of cross-linked polyolefin foam in North America. As a high-performance plastics company within Sekisui Chemical, an $11 billion global plastics and chemical company, Sekisui Voltek is an integral part of a worldwide network dedicated to problem solving, continuous improvement and complete customer satisfaction. Our expertise is augmented by the superior capabilities of the family of Sekisui companies, giving you the benefit of minds more brilliant than you ever thought possible. Sekisui Voltek has manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts and Michigan, and sales offices throughout the United States.