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Sustainable Packaging Loosefill and Inflatable Air Cushions Meets EN 13427 Standard for Compliance.
SUPER 8® loosefill and CELL-O® air cushion protective packaging products from FP International conform to high European standards. Sustainable packaging solutions in compliance with EN 13427 for being recyclable, reusable, incinerated...
“Besides being compliant with the stringent EN 13427 standard, the certification notes that our SUPER 8 loosefill is made of 100% recycled polystyrene which is a valuable product feature because it means a seldom recycled waste product is diverted from landfill,” says Michael Kaminski, FP International Senior Vice President, Worldwide Engineering and R&D. “This falls in line with our Sustainable Packaging initiatives and helps reduce the burden on our environment,”
Part of the cradle-to-cradle approach for sustainable products includes how products will be used after they have fulfilled their primary purpose. A sustainable product compliant with EN 13427 standards must be either recyclable, reusable, incinerated with a low calorific output, or biodegradable. Both the CELL-O inflatable air cushions and SUPER 8 loosefill can be reused and recycled. “Although these two products do not biodegrade within the short period designated in the definition of commercial compostable, they will biodegrade within 9 to 60 months in the presence of microorganisms,”
The EN 13427 standard also requires that compliant products do not give off any heavy metal residues or contain any harmful or dangerous substances.
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FP International, since 1967 has manufactured packaging including bubble wrapping, packing peanuts, biodegradable packaging, void fill, loose fill. For more information, see http://www.fpintl.com/