CELL-O® air cushions
Environmentally Friendly Packaging
from FP International
air cushions are the right choice for environmentally friendly packaging and for
protecting your valuable products.
CELL-O air cushions are the next generation of sustainable
packaging for businesses looking to address the environmental
concerns of their customers. From manufacturing to disposal,
Biodegradable CELL-O air cushions are made to provide superior void fill
product protection while being environmentally friendly packaging.
Biodegradable CELL-O air cushions are made from 100%
recyclable material. Biodegradable CELL-O air cushion packaging will
decompose completely within 9 to 60 months in the presence of
microorganisms, whether they are sent to a landfill or end up as
litter in the soil. Biodegradable CELL-O air cushions provide an
eco friendly packaging alternative to other protective packaging
Biodegradable Packaging CELL-O air cushions deliver your customers
a cost effective, durable air
cushion that provides superior void-fill and cushioning while
providing an environmentally responsible product that is
lightweight, recyclable, reusable and biodegradable.
Biodegradable CELL-O air cushions can be recycled
curbside in a limited but growing
number of communities or deflated and recycled with plastic
bags. For recycling, you also have the option of returning them to us
at the FP International Recycling Program, 16850 South Canal St.,
Thornton, Illinois, 60476.
Biodegradable packaging CELL-O air cushions come in an easy to
identify, light green color for
air cushions are a better environmental choice than starch air
cushions or paper.
Benefits over PLA / starch air cushions
from 100% recyclable material
that is biodegradable
Biodegrades in 9-60 months in the presence
degrade in landfills, whereas PLA air cushions
will not degrade in landfills
Superior performing air cushion void fill
less than starch based air cushions
Benefits over crumpled or padded paper
Superior environmental benefits
* 94% less energy used in its production
up to 90% less, significantly reducing
for packers to use – gentler on their hands
Cleaner and dust free
Biodegradable Packaging CELL-O air cushions
About Biodegradable CELL-O air cushions
makes the product biodegrade?
Biodegradable CELL-O air cushion void fill are made from 100%
recyclable material that contains a proprietary additive,
which will allow the product to degrade in the
presence of microorganisms in 9 to 60 months. This additive
does not affect the performance or the shelf life of our
product because biodegradation only occurs in
the presence of microorganisms which are present in
landfills, home and commercial composting, and other areas
where they exist in nature. These eco friendly packaging products will biodegrade in
aerobic (with air) and anaerobic (without air) conditions.
What causes the
product to biodegrade?
Our environmentally friendly packaging products
contain an additive that promotes the formation of a
microscopic bio-film on the surface of our CELL-O air
cushions. Microorganisms in the bio-film secrete acids and
enzymes that break down the long polymer chains into smaller
pieces, which can then be digested by the microorganisms.
How do we know
the product will biodegrade?
used in Biodegradable CELL-O air cushions has been tested by
independent laboratories in accordance with standard test
by ASTM, and other standardization bodies, and has been
approved for marketing as biodegradable and safe for the
environment. This product does not meet ASTMD6400-04, which
is specifically for labeling of plastics designed to be
composted in municipal and industrial aerobic composting
What is left
when the product biodegrades?
biodegradation, the resulting material has been transformed
into carbon dioxide, water and inert-humus soil with no
heavy metals or harmful chemicals.
Biodegradable CELL-O product an OXO or OXI based product?
Biodegradable CELL-O air cushions are not OXO or OXI based
OXO or OXI based products break down in the presence of
heat, light or mechanical
stress. They also may leave heavy metal residue as they
additive impact the product’s characteristics?
does not affect the recyclability of the product nor the
performance as an excellent, light weight, protective
eco friendly packaging material.
Is there any
special handling for this product?
handling is required to load, use or store the material. This is truly environmentally friendly packaging.
From a packer’s
standpoint, are there any safety issues with handling?
additive is made only from FDA recognized materials and is
not known to contain hazardous materials, as outlined by
current OSHA regulations.
additive transfer to other products?
additive must be mixed with the raw materials during the
production of the finished packaging material and becomes a
non-transferable part of the product.
International has a substantial record of environmental
achievements. In 1990, FP International was the first
company to recycle post-consumer polystyrene foam packaging
and use the recycled material to make new loosefill from
100% recycled material. FP International received national
recognition in 1991, for its “significant contributions to
environmental improvement through recycling” with the
Administrator’s Award of the US Environmental Protection
Agency, and also received numerous state and local awards
for environmental commitment and recycling programs. In
2007, the company recycled in excess of 10 million pounds of
expanded polystyrene worldwide.
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