Biodegradable NOVUS Select air cushion material is ISO 9001 certified, which meets the ever-growing customer demand for the highest level of quality in packing material. Biodegradable NOVUS Select air cushions are made from 100% recyclable material and can be recycled and reused. If not recycled, Biodegradable NOVUS Select air cushions will biodegrade within 9 to 60 months in the presence of microorganisms, whether they are sent to a landfill or end up as litter in the soil.
This material is designed with FP International’s patented, innovative air transfer technology that allows air movement (transfer) within cushions during shipment. This movement acts as a shock absorber to provide continuous protection. Air bags without air transfer technology can transmit shock and damage products during shipment.
Biodegradable NOVUS Select Double Cushion air cushions are an excellent economical packing material to block and brace or top- ll, when that’s all the protection you need.
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 include:
- ASTM D5511 – Anaerobic Biodegradability (Simulates land ll).
- ASTM D5338 – Aerobic Biodegradation Under Controlled Composting Conditions.
- 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. Furthermore, our own testing supports these conclusions.
This FP biodegradable 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 land lls, 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.