FP International Introduces Biodegradable PILLOW PAK® Air Cushions for Protective Packaging

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New Biodegradable PILLOW PAK air cushion material is made on-site for interior product packaging and protection. Should Biodegradable PILLOW PAK air cushion material end up in a landfill or in soil it will biodegrade in the presence of microorganisms within nine to 60 months. Microorganisms commonly found in soil help Biodegradable PILLOW PAK film break down. One pallet of Biodegradable PILLOW PAK film is the equivalent of one 53' truckload of traditional bubble material.

FP International, a leading manufacturer of sustainable packing solutions, introduces Biodegradable PILLOW PAK® Quilt Medium air cushions, the latest edition to the Green Family™ line of environmentally friendly packaging products. Biodegradable PILLOW PAK® Quilt Medium air cushion material is made from 100 percent recyclable material. Should Biodegradable PILLOW PAK air cushion material end up in a landfill or in soil it will biodegrade in the presence of microorganisms within nine to 60 months. Microorganisms commonly found in soil help Biodegradable PILLOW PAK film break down.

Unlike traditional bubble, which is made in a factory and shipped, Biodegradable PILLOW PAK air cushion material is made on-site. One pallet of Biodegradable PILLOW PAK film is the equivalent of one 53' truckload of traditional bubble material. No more bulky bundles of bubble to transport, handle and take up valuable storage space. Plus, by producing on-site, Biodegradable PILLOW PAK reduces the greenhouse gas emissions from shipping bundles of bubble. Simply make the air cushion material as you need it! Lower shipping costs, save money and use Biodegradable PILLOW PAK air cushion material as a cost-effective, eco-friendly packaging option.

Each roll of Biodegradable PILLOW PAK Quilt Medium film makes two-1,000 square feet bundles of 48" air cushion material, which is perforated every six inches, for maximum packing flexibility. The PILLOW PAK'R machine makes cushions fast; a 1,000 sq. ft. bundle in under 8½ minutes! The Biodegradable PILLOW PAK air cushion material uses FP International's patented air transfer technology. This technology allows air to move (transfer) between connected cells. Unlike traditional bubble material, Biodegradable PILLOW PAK film doesn't "pop" and lose its cushioning properties.

About FP International
FP International, an ISO 9001 certified company, headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., is an award-winning manufacturer of innovative protective packaging products and packaging systems. The company's products include packaging-made-on-site (PMOS), bubble wrapping, packing peanuts, biodegradable packaging, kraft bubble mailers, eco-friendly packaging, void fill, environmentally friendly packaging, loosefill, packaging popcorn and inflatable packaging. FP International's flagship products include Green Family 100 percent biodegradable packaging SUPER 8® loosefill and CELL-O® inflatable packaging air cushions. They are worldwide leaders in eco friendly packaging. Their instant air cushion packaging, bubble wrapping systems such as http://www.minipakr.com create a smaller carbon footprint and cut costs for customers. The company also designs and installs custom dispensing storage systems for air cushions and loosefill.

FP International has U.S. manufacturing facilities in California, Delaware, Illinois, Kentucky, and Massachusetts. The company has wholly owned subsidiaries in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and a sales operation in Australia.

For more information, visit http://www.fpintl.com/ or call 800-866-9946 or 650-261-5300.

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