EZ Double Cushion™ Small green air cushions
Our EZ Double Cushion Small green air cushions are the right choice for the environment and for protecting your valuable shipments.
Combine our EZ Double Cushion Small green air cushions with our SPEED FEEDER® air cushion delivery system for a state-of-the-art green packaging solution.
Our EZ Double Cushion Small green air cushion material is ISO 9001 certified, which meets the evergrowing customer demand for the highest level of
quality in their packing material. This unique, patented air transfer technology provides continuous protection because it allows the cushion to flex to absorb shock. Traditional air bags without this
technology can transmit shock and damage products during shipment.
This product, configured for smaller voids, was specifically designed to offer better product protection at an economical in-the-box cost. EZ Double Cushion
Small cushions will significantly reduce the amount of lineal foot requirements needed by traditional 4” x 8” air bags.
EZ Double Cushion Small green air cushions are eco friendly, protective packaging
Our EZ Double Cushion Small green air cushion material
♦ Better for the Environment
♦ Better for Your Business
♦ Better for Your Customers
Products labeled 'biodegradable' are not offered for sale in the state of California. For more information please see: FAQ on California laws on biodegradability
Benefits over traditional air bags
1. Cost-Effective: One third less material needed to fill voids.
2. Made from 100% recyclable material that biodegrades in 1 to 5 years or more, depending on conditions, when in the presence of microorganisms.
3. Premium protection: Patented air transfer cushions allow air to move (transfer) within
cushions, providing continuous protection because it allows the cushion to flex to absorb
shock. Traditional air bags transmit shock and damage the product.
4. Highly versatile: Can be used to surround and protect items like loosefill without any
housekeeping issues. It can also be used to line cartons or block and brace.
Pack EZ DC Small green air cushions as fast as loosefill with the SPEED FEEDER
The SPEED FEEDER air cushion delivery system cuts and dispenses material on-demand directly into the box at speeds up to 25 cubic feet per minute. The SPEED FEEDER system takes the guess work out of void-fill processes, saving time and money. When using our EZ Double Cushion Small green cushions, the innovative SPEED FEEDER system is helping major distribution centers cut packing times while exceeding their customers’ “green” expectations. For more information see our:
Sustainable packaging solutions in protective packaging products
The tenets of reduce, reuse and recycle have been a part of our company's philosophy since it was established in 1967. A lifecycle analysis of our products is part of our primary concern and why we emphasize design and innovative technologies. In the event our air cushions are not reused or recycled, they will biodegrade.
This FP degradable 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. The products will biodegrade in aerobic (with air) and anaerobic (without air) conditions.
Our EZ Double Cushion Small green air cushions deliver a cost-effective, durable bubble material to your customers providing superior product cushioning and protection. It simultaneously provides an environmentally responsible product that is lightweight, recyclable, reusable and biodegradable.
Biodegradable air cushions can be deflated and recycled with plastic bags. For
recycling, you also have the option of returning deflated cushions to us at:
FP International Recycling Program,
16850 South Canal St., Thornton, Illinois, 60476.
FP 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 with the Administrator’s Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency, and also received numerous state and local awards for environmental commitment and recycling programs. As of 2009, the company has recycled in excess of 140 million pounds of expanded polystyrene worldwide.
Important facts about our EZ Double Cushion Small green air cushions
What makes the product biodegrade?
Our biodegradable air cushions are made from 100%
recyclable material that contains a proprietary additive,
which will allow the product to degrade in the presence of microorganisms in 1 to 5 years or more, depending on conditions, when in the presence of microorganisms.
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. The products will biodegrade in
aerobic (with air) and anaerobic (without air) conditions.
What causes the product to biodegrade?
Our degradable products contain an additive that promotes the formation of a
microscopic bio-film on the surface of our 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?
Numerous plastic samples that use the additive have been
tested by independent laboratories, in accordance with
standard test methods approved by ASTM and other
standardization bodies, to determine the rate and extent
of biodegradation of plastic materials. The test methods
· ASTM D5511 - Anaerobic Biodegradability (Simulates
· ASTM D5338 - Aerobic Biodegradation under Controlled
· ASTM 5209 - Aerobic Biodegradation in the Presence of
Municipal Sewage Sludge.
The results of these tests concluded that plastic
products manufactured with this additive are
biodegradable and safe for the environment. We have preformed aerobic testing in which our product biodegraded in one year.
Outside laboratories have tested our products using Biochemical Methane Potential testing, which results demonstrate degradation in landfill conditions.
We are continuing to perform additional testing.
What is left when the product biodegrades?
After biodegradation, the resulting material has been transformed into simple molecules found in the environment, such as carbon dioxide, methane, water, inorganic compounds or biomass with no heavy metals or harmful chemicals.
Is our biodegradable products an OXO or OXI based product?
No, our biodegradable air cushions are not OXO or OXI based additive products.
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
Does the additive impact the product’s characteristics?
This additive does not affect the recyclability of the product nor the
performance as an excellent, light weight, protective
Is there any special handling for this product?
No special handling is required to load, use or store the material.
From a packer’s standpoint, are there any safety issues with handling?
No, the additive is made only from FDA recognized materials and is
not known to contain hazardous materials, as outlined by
current OSHA regulations.
Will the additive transfer to other products?
No, the 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.
For more eco-friendly packaging options see our:
SUPER 8 green loosefill packing peanuts
CELL-O® green air cushions
Pillow Pak green on-demand bubble
NOVUS® Select green air cushions with air transfer technology
For more information about our loosefill call 800-888-3725 or Contact Us online.
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