March 10, 2009
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Automated Packaging Systems Inc. of Streetsboro, OH, the world leader in high-reliability packaging systems, has introduced EarthAware, a line of eco-friendly bag film materials for its AirPouch void-fill packing systems. These new films provide all the known advantages of air pillow cushioning, while lessening the environmental impact.
The new EarthAware biodegradable film is a strong, durable linear low-density polyethylene with a proprietary additive that causes biodegradation in nine months to five years, depending on exposure conditions. Material performance properties and shelf life remain in tact, as biodegradation only occurs when in contact with other biodegrading material, such as the conditions found in landfills, home and commercial composting. EarthAware Biodegradable pillows are available in a standard green tint for customer awareness.
The EarthAware product line also includes a new film made entirely from recycled pre-consumer bags and film scrap. EarthAware Recycled pillows are a cost-effective alternative to other eco-friendly materials, and are also available in a standard green tint that quickly notifies customers this is an environmentally-friendly product from a company that is committed to sustainable packaging solutions.
New EarthAware material comes fan-folded in convenient sized boxes that contain 4000 linear feet of standard 1.5 mil material. Air Pouch pillow material comes in 8 inch and 10 inch widths and a variety of standard lengths. Unique EZ-Tear perforations enable quick and easy separation of the pillows for fast and efficient packing.