News | September 2, 2021

Lifoam Industries Commercially Launches Bioffex, A Sustainable Packaging Solution For Cold Chain Shipping

GREER, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Lifoam Industries, LLC (Lifoam), a business segment and subsidiary of LifeMade Products LLC (LifeMade), announces the launch of its Envirocooler™ insulated shipper with Bioffex™ technology. Bioffex™ technology combines a proprietary manufacturing process with plant-based raw materials to create a new foam insulation that is composed of 100% renewable components.

This change from traditional expanded polystyrene (EPS) to Bioffex™ technology, which meets ASTM D6400-19 standards for industrial compostability, will foster a reduction in oil and water usage, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste in landfills traditionally seen in cold chain shipping. The Bioffex™ technology allows packaging, such as the Envirocooler™ insulated shipper, to break down and blend back in with the earth in less than three weeks, further reducing environmental impact.

In addition to its renewable attributes, the Envirocooler™ insulated shipper with Bioffex™ technology delivers performance comparable to traditional EPS foam shippers, offering protection of payload with reliable temperature control. This technology meets strict shipping specifications for temperature-sensitive products while providing an environmentally responsible solution – a perfect combination for companies seeking sustainable alternatives that reduce waste and impact on the environment while upholding stringent performance standards.

“We are excited to see this product take off and for the positive impact it will have as we replace traditional EPS foam with a technology that is made of renewable and bio-based materials and will degrade in under three weeks” said Mark Gettig, President of LifeMade.

The Envirocooler™ insulated shipper with Bioffex™ technology requires little to no changes in shipping operations, making a switch to this sustainable alternative seamless for most existing cold chain distribution channels. “Companies can expect the same performance, reliability, quality, and usability of traditional EPS while reducing their environmental footprint,” Gettig said.

Stemming from a rich history with foam material, LifeMade and Lifoam of parent company Jadex Inc., remain a market leader by continuously providing customers with the convenience and quality they value and expect for their medical, commercial and recreational needs.

For additional information about Bioffex™ technology and available products, visit www.Bioffex.com.

About Lifoam Industries, LLC

Lifoam Industries, LLC, a business segment of LifeMade Products LLC, is the pioneer of the recreational foam cooler and global provider of innovative and cost-effective cold-chain shipping solutions for more than 60 years. Continuing the legacy, Lifoam is developing leading-edge sustainable thermal protection products, and validating design and performance through onsite, ISTA-certified labs. For more information, visit lifoam.com.

About LifeMade Products LLC

LifeMade Products LLC, is a leading temperature-control packaging and single-use consumer goods manufacturer with a strong portfolio of products centered around innovation, performance, convenience, and sustainability, produced under brands including: LifeMade®, Lifoam™, Diamond®, Freez Pak™, Envirocooler and Propak™. With a mission to create superior products that push industries forward, LifeMade® strives to make a Life Made Better™. For more information, visit Lifemadeproducts.com

About Jadex Inc.

Jadex Inc. is a US-based manufacturing and material science company utilizing innovation and technology to develop sustainable products that serve the medical, industrial and consumer markets. The range of products includes custom-designed plastic components, engineered nylon resins and monofilaments, zinc products, and temperature-controlled products that solve both medical and consumer challenges. Jadex Inc. operates out of 19 facilities across the US, UK and Puerto Rico and has approximately 1,800 employees. For more information, visit Jadexinc.com.


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