GREENVILLE, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lifoam Industries, LLC (Lifoam), a business segment and subsidiary of LifeMade Products LLC (LifeMade), has been awarded multiple patents for making and molding an entirely new type of bio-based bead foam. This innovation comes on the heels of introducing the Envirocooler™ EVG™ earlier this year, which is a treated expanded polystyrene (EPS) product that breaks down in landfills without creating microplastics. The new, bio-based, proprietary technology performs similarly both thermally and mechanically to traditional EPS, but is composed entirely of renewable materials.
With its advanced process to manufacture bio-based beads and create temperature-controlled packaging products made with 99.8% renewable materials, Lifoam is changing the landscape of foam coolers and shipping containers for healthcare, pharmaceutical, and commercial packaging. Lifoam will debut its patent-pending panel molding manufacturing process technology with the introduction of a paneled insulation product by the end of this year, and expects to expand manufacturing capabilities in 2021 to include already-patented, shape-molded coolers.
“While traditional EPS foam has historically been a mainstay in temperature-controlled shipping containers due to its durability, convenience and performance, companies and consumers have started requesting alternative insulation containers made of renewable materials,” said Mark Gettig, President of LifeMade. He went on to say, “This new technology represents a key development from our organization and reinforces our commitment to providing innovative solutions to customers who are not hitting sustainability KPIs or have to sacrifice performance to do so.”
This new technology builds on a proud tradition of foam molding expertise and LifeMade’s well-known brands of packaging solutions by maintaining the familiar and reliable qualities of foam without the use of petroleum-based materials. This allows pharmaceutical, food and other commercial distributors to easily make the transition to sustainable solutions without risking major supply and logistical changes necessary for a switch to a completely different shipping container.
Stemming from a rich history with foam material, Lifoam, under LifeMade and its parent company, Jadex Inc., remains a market leader by continuously providing customers with the convenience and quality they value and expect for their medical, commercial and recreational needs.