Biodegradation & Compostation Packaging R&D and Innovations

A New Biodegradable Expanded Polystyrene

Integritemp (Plastilite) announced a patent-pending ReFoam, an expanded polystyrene (EPS) product that is oxo-biodegradable and recyclable.

Jon Ehly, President and CEO said

“We’ve been in R&D mode with ReFoam for the last few years, working to create a material that will give our customers all the familiar benefits of EPS, but with added environmentally friendly end-of-life options. It really presents the best of both worlds. ReFoam has been lab tested to be shelf stable for a couple of years in dry storage conditions and remains recyclable. At the same time, materials that are disposed of in bio-reactive landfills, or escape into nature, will be submitted to conditions optimal for promoting the oxo-biodegradation process.”

Available in the first quarter of 2019, the ReFoam cooler oxo-biodegrades in sunlight and moisture.

ReFoam could replace traditional EPS in a number of applications such as foam-insulated shipping coolers, protective packaging and various retail and consumer goods.

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