Press Release Summary:
With regrind content ranging from 15-35%, low-density polyethylene Astro-Foam
Renew(TM) is available in 1/8 in. thickness and offers cushioning and energy absorption over broad load ranges. It is lintfree, and also provides surface protection, interleaving, and void fill for applications such as produce, china, silverware, fabricated metal parts, or package shipping. Reusable, tear-resistant product is available in rolls, sheets or can be converted into pouches.
Original Press Release:
Pregis Launches Astro-Foam Renew(TM), Sheet Foam with up to 35% Recycled Content
Deerfield, Ill., November 4, 2008-Pregis Corp. is launching Astro-Foam
Renew(TM), a new polyethylene foam sheet with up to 35% pre-consumer recycled content.
The cost-effective, flexible, all purpose answer to a broad variety of packaging and nonpackaging applications is now available in a more sustainable alternative.
"We are committed to developing products that meet sustainability objectives
while at the same time providing all of the performance benefits that our customers have
come to expect from Pregis. The product markets the "first of its kind" recycled content
sheet foam," says Jim Arturi, director of sustainability, Pregis.
Astro-Foam Renew's regrind content will range from 15 to 35%, with an average
target of 25%. The amount will depend on the scrap availability and quality. The
decreased dependence on 100% virgin resin contributes to the conservation of petroleumderived raw materials and aids companies in meeting their environmental objectives.
Low-density polyethylene Astro-Foam Renew is available in 1/8-inch thickness
and offers excellent cushioning and energy absorption over broad load ranges. It is lintfree, easy-to-use and reuse.
The product also provides surface protection, interleaving and void fill for
applications such as: produce, china, silverware, fabricated metal parts, fixtures,
furniture, glassware, lighting, polished products, package shipping, etc. It also can be
used as a liner for agricultural containers, tool bins and flotation devices.
Astro-Foam Renew is also tear-resistant which provides protection for heavier
items and those with sharp edges. The product can be laminated to adhesive or cohesive
film, kraft paper, polyethylene films or foil to achieve additional performance properties. Astro-Foam Renew is available in rolls, sheets or can be converted into pouches.
"We are pleased to add Astro-Foam Renew to the growing family of 'green'
Pregis products," Arturi says. "Our Renew line has been developed to protect the
environment through the reuse of scrap that would otherwise be diverted into the waste
Pregis Corporation is a leading global provider of innovative protective, flexible, and
foodservice packaging and hospital supply products. The company offers packaging and
product solutions for a wide variety of consumer and industrial market segments
including food and foodservice, healthcare, agriculture, automotive, furniture, electronics, construction, fulfillment, catalog and military/aerospace. The specialty-packaging leader currently operates 47 facilities in 18 countries around the world. For more information about Pregis, visit www.pregis.com.