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DuPont: Silver Winner - Excellence in Innovation, Cost/Waste Reduction and Sustainability

Ethafoam HRC plank manufactured by Sealed Air and fabricated by Austin Foam Plastics (AFP)

Overview

Foam for Transport Packing Incorporates 65 Percent Recycle Content While Meeting Performance Requirements: closed cell polyethylene foam made from 65 percent recycled content is lighter than the material previously considered providing reduced shipping costs while meeting significant performance requirements for protecting electronic components during transport. Since polyethylene recycled foam resin is not generally available to the market, a closed-loop recovery scheme had to be developed to enable collection, sorting, transporting and reprocessing to support commercial production. This is an excellent example of responsible sourcing.

Categories: DuPont Award Winner Transport Polymer (Petroleum-based) General Packaging Electronics

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