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Products

Zelu is the expert in polyurethane foam systems and adhesives. We find the perfect solution for every application – today and in the future.

Innovation
and quality

As an international chemicals company, we set benchmarks with innovative products that are of the very highest quality. Our know-how is based on more than 130 years of experience.

More efficient
bonding

Less time, lower costs: The new water-based, 2-component contact adhesive from Zelu offers excellent initial adhesion strength despite needing to be applied to just one side of the bond.

New possibilities with the new two-component contact adhesive from Zelu

For a wide range of bond types, the strong initial tack with one-sided application is just one of the benefits offered by the new solution from ZELU CHEMIE GmbH. As well as saving time, this also means lower costs thanks to the reduced amount of adhesive.


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Dr. Neidlinger Consulting
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One-component adhesive significantly speeds up bonding of leather.

By applying the adhesive directly to the steering wheel blank, the bonding process is twice as fast. In addition, doing away with organic solvent eliminates health risks to employees.


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Press contact:
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Dr. Neidlinger Consulting
Phone +49 711 167 617-712
Email (Press)

Zelu in numbers

 

More than 130 years’ experience in the development and production of chemical products

 

More than 300 customers use our products

 

Our portfolio includes over 700 tailor-made products

 

Export countries are supplied by Zelu

Products

Adhesives

Polyurethane foam systems

Adhesives

Adhesives connect. Efficiently and permanently. Zelu develops tailor-made solutions for your specific needs. With specially developed adhesive systems proven in practice. Finely tuned to the demands of both material and construction. For applications ranging from premium car interiors to the manufacturing of comfortable mattresses. Zelu has the solution.

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Product features

Solvent-based adhesives: dissolved in toluene-free organic solvents, application on one and/or both sides, depending on the type of bond, varying processing times – from a few seconds to 30 minutes, can be reactivated (Zeluflex® and Zelugen®), easy to spray, great heat resistance 

Hotmelt adhesives: good initial and final strength, flexible to high-tensile bond seam, customised processing parameters, tack-free to permanently tacky, low odour, low in emissions, solvent-free, cold-resistant

Water-based dispersion adhesives: free of solvents and NMP/NEP, free of APEO (alkylphenol ethoxylates), high solid content, high shear stability, short airing times, good resistance to thermal distortion, high initial adhesion strength

Automotive and Transport

Sport and Leisure

Filters

Furniture

Industry & Construction

Polyurethane foam systems

Polyurethane foam systems have a very wide range of properties and require a high level of expertise. Zelu offers you tailor-made solutions from soft to hard. With individually customisable processing parameters, such as fast cycle times, high process stability and good flowability. For easy processing and efficient production. Zelu has the solution for a wide range of applications.

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Product features

Flexible/viscoelastic foams: high elasticity, low shrinkage, flame-retardant, viscoelastic

Integral/semi-rigid foams: flame-retardant, tintable, good surface finish

Filter foams: high-density, high-tensile strength, long lifespan  

Rigid foams: good thermal insulation, fine-celled, dimensionally stable  

Casting systems: chemical-resistant, variable rigidity, reliable  

Gasket foams: liquid, thixotropic, minimal compression set, can be automated, long-term sealing, vibration-inhibiting  

Packaging foams: low-weight, formed-in-place, robust, and fix and protect sensitive components  

Electrically insulating foams: low-weight, low dielectric constant, flame-retardant per UL 94, protect electronic components

Automotive and Transport

Sport and Leisure

Filters

Furniture

Industry & Construction

Industries

Zelu is your one-stop shop for high-quality polyurethane foam systems and adhesives: “Quality Made in Germany” from a medium-sized company with an international sales organisation and great innovative strength.

Automotive and Transport

PUR foam systems and adhesives from Zelu provide optimal solutions to meet the ever-increasing demands of the automotive and transport industries and help achieve increased durability and comfort in car seats and armrests, noise and vibration reduction and product life extension for steering wheels, load floors and air filters.

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Sport and Leisure

Zelu PUR foam systems and adhesives play a significant role in the manufacturing of protective equipment for sports and leisure activities. Our energy-absorbing PUR foam systems are used, for example, in protective gear for motorcycle clothing as well as ski and snowboard equipment and our durable and reliable adhesives are used in helmets and sports mats.

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Filters

Zelu is a leading supplier of PUR filter foams. From soft to hard, from foamed to solid, a wide range of filter applications has been a fundamental part of our core expertise for over 50 years. Our solutions help to improve air quality and achieve media purity in automotive production, construction technology and many other industrial environments.

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Furniture

In the furniture industry, PUR foam systems and adhesives from Zelu are synonymous with the ultimate in ergonomics, comfort and design freedom — for example when it comes to the manufacture of office and garden furniture, upholstered furniture and mattresses. They comply with all requirements regarding product, process and occupational safety, along with environmental compatibility.

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Industry & Construction

With their outstanding insulation properties, PUR systems and adhesives from Zelu provide impressive solutions for both industrial as well as for diverse construction challenges. These include building and pipe insulation, durable adhesion of floor panels and tiles as well as the manufacturing of tear-resistant panel filter seals and filter frames of varying sizes and dimensions.

Certifications

The quality at Zelu stems from responsibility.

We use only raw materials from qualified suppliers in Europe and Asia. Using product-specific incoming tests we check every raw material before it is released for use in production. Everything is subject to outgoing controls to help us maintain the quality of our products at a consistently high level. This has been the case for many years. With the help of our ISO 9001:2015 certification, we also ensure that our customers receive reliable support throughout the entire process. That’s what Zelu stands for.

Areas of expertise

Customised solutions for your requirements

Customer-oriented products combined with service-oriented consulting – our focus is on you! At the same time, we have an uncompromising understanding of quality and can implement solutions quickly thanks to our flexible structures. The trends of tomorrow are our challenge today – so you can shape the future.

Product tailoring
We find the perfect solution for your application. To do this, we adapt our adhesives and polyurethane foam systems individually to your requirements.

Testing and application support
Our goal is to guarantee that our products can be used in your systems without any problem whatsoever. That’s why we support you with product adaptations that allow you to meet your challenges.

After-sales service
We are your proactive partner. Even after your solution has gone into service, we work with you to ensure the long-term capability of your product.

Flexible logistics
We provide you with support quickly and without red tape. Thanks to our flexible logistics, we can also supply you with our products at short notice if required.