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EP-Flex Renew Air Pillows

Renew air pillow film contains a special blend of ingredients that allow for microbial biodegration. EP-Flex Renew is tough, 100% recyclable and contains pre-consumer recycled content. This eco-friendly air pillow uses a proprietary additive in the manufacturing process, attracting microbial communities found in t landfills and composting environments to accelerate product biodegradability.

EP-Flex Renew is an environmentally responsible option because unlike other environmental plastics in the marketplace, it contains no heavy metals or salts, can be transported in high heat and has a longer shelf like than competing options. Heat, light and oxygen are not required for EP-Flex Renew to begin biodegrading in a landfill.

How does it work?

  • A small amount of bio-additive is compounded with standard EP-FLex film.
  • The bio-additive attaches itself to the molecular polymer chains that form the plastic so that it is evenly dispersed through out the plastic.
  • After plastic is disposed of in a landfill or compost, microbes attach to the additives in the plastic, digesting and breaking down the structure into biomass and carbon dioxide or methane.
  • Depending on microbial environment, complete biodegradation can occur in as little as 440 days.
  • Compliant with ASTM D5511-02: Anaerobic biodegradation of plastic materials under high-solids anaerobic digestion conditions. This test simulates a landfill environment.
  • Compiant with ASTM D5338: Aerobic biodegradation of plastic materials under controlled composting conditions. This test simulates a composting environment.
Features and BenefitsResults
Special bio-additive helps address environmental concerns.- Film biodegrades
- Reduces solid wastes in landfills.
- Extend the projected useful life of landfills.
AirSpeed pillows are an environmentally responsible choice compared to peanuts, crumpled craft paper, molded foam and air pillow alternatives; recyclable category #4.- Less plastic diverted to the waste stream.
- 20%-50% less resin content than alternative films-overall source reduction in packaging materials used.
- Bulk pack option eliminates cartons and reduces the amount of pallets and cores used.
Environmentally sensitive solution with superior operational performance. Customers receive the same quality products they are accustomed to, while positively impacting the environment.Just like standard EP-Flex, EP-Flex Renew is stronger and more durable than competitive films.
- Greater puncture resistance than standard films.
- Excellent tensile strength -EP Flex Renew pillows stretch while others puncture.
- Engineered for stronger, more resilient seals.
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