PaperFoam receives UL environment validation for paper recyclability
This week, UL Environment announced that PaperFoam trays are eligible to bear the ULE Environmental Claims Validation Logo.
After intensive testing UL confirmed that PaperFoam trays are Paper Recyclable. The results show that PaperFoam trays, produced out of industrial starch and cellulose fibers, can be recycled either by composting (Vinçotte certification) or by recycling in the waste paper stream. The compostability has been certified by Vinçotte against the international norm EN13432.
To read more about the UL certification of PaperFoam, visit:
PaperFoam nominated for Food Valley award 2014
Today we got word that our biodegradable PaperFoam Champagne packaging has been nominated for the Food Valley award 2014.
This competition has been around for many years and was updated to stimulate innovation in Agrifood (related) industry by rewarding the most promising innovations, which also supports corporate social responsibility.
Our contribution is the world’s first biodegradable Champagne packaging made out of our PaperFoam material. This packaging was created in close cooperation with Veuve Clicquot and French design Agency Cedric Ragot.
This packaging has a ridged design and thanks to PaperFoam’s isothermal properties it keeps the bottle cool for up to 2 hours. The design is simple but effective, consisting of 2 PaperFoam parts with a paper wrapper.
The main issue we had to overcome was the condensation of the cold bottle inside the packaging. Because PaperFoam is made out of starch and natural fibers normally this would get sticky, but by developing a special recipe in cooperation with Wageningen University & Research, we were able to the solve the problem.
Currently the “Naturally Clicquot” PaperFoam packaging with the Veuve Clicquot Champagne bottle is being produced and sold worldwide.
From the 3 nominees one winner will be selected during the Food Valley Expo 2014, held on October 23th this year.
PaperFoam receives Cradle to Cradle® Quality Statement
During the ISSA/Interclean trade fair of 7 may in Amsterdam, PaperFoam received the Cradle to Cradle® Quality statement from Hein van Tuijl from EPEA in the Netherlands.
EPEA has done extensive research about the material composition of PaperFoam. The raw materials and reusability of our products were tested according to the Cradle to Cradle® certification program. The result is a high score for PaperFoam on the subjects: Material Health and Material Reutilisation. Therefore PaperFoam has been approved for Cradle to Cradle®-products. The material can be recycled with paper and is also biodegradable.
The Cradle to Cradle® development has been initiated in cooperation with Van Houtum BV. This packaging has been developed to be fully recycled within the paper waste stream. The materials used in this packaging have been optimized according to the Cradle to Cradle product certification.
PaperFoam goes Interpack 2014
This year PaperFoam® will attend the world largest packaging trade fair again.
We will be showing off our latest innovations and projects at the Interpack in Düsseldorf, Germany.
If you'd like to make an appointment at our booth, send us an email. You can find us at hall 9 / H26. Hope to see you there!
For more info visit the Interpack website: www.interpack.com
World's first 100% biodegradable PaperFoam Champagne packaging!
The first 100% biodegradable isothermal PaperFoam packaging ever created for Champagne!
Those who like to enjoy a nice glass of Champagne occasionally, must have noticed this eye-catching packaging we made for Veuve Clicquot. It was designed together with the French designer Cedric Ragot who cultivates a transversal approach to industrial design and creativity in the broadest sense.
This packaging does not only look beautiful; it’s also 100% biodegradable. Veuve Clicquot and PaperFoam® thereby prove that environmentally friendly design is possible.
Isothermal, it maintains a chilled bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label cool for up to 2 hours.
- Easy to take anywhere with its convenient handle.
- Packaging made with PaperFoam®
- Packaging and labels are 100% recyclable
For more info visit Veuve Clicquot
PaperFoam attending Packaging Innovations 2013
Next week, November wednesday 27th and thursday 28th, PaperFoam will be attending the Yearly Packaging Innovations fair in Amsterdam. Come visit our booth and see, feel and experience our latest innovations. More info about the Packaging Innovations fair can be found here.
PaperFoam on the Pig and Poultry LIVE Fair
PaperFoam is introducing its innovative Egg Packaging in Britain at the Pig & Poultry LIVE; the innovative conference based technical business day for the pig, poultry meat and egg industries in Warwickshire.
Burt’s Bees wins packaging contest with PaperFoam packaging.
As one of the top brands in natural personal care, Burt’s Bees believes all packaging should hold to the highest standard possible of environmental sensitivity.
As part of their continued development of sustainable packaging alternatives, they replaced the petroleum‐based PET thermoform tray in their product kits with a more sustainable option believed to be a first in the health and beauty category: a potato starch–based PaperFoam® tray.
See link for the full article.
Nomination for the best entrepeneurship
PaperFoam has been selected as one out of three nominees for the best entrepreneurship in the city of Barneveld. The winner, not PaperFoam, has been selected by a jury and was presented on September 24th.
Nomination for the Golden Nut
PaperFoam is selected out of more than 30 companies to be one of the ten nominees for the Gouden Noot (the Golden Nut): the packaging award in the Netherlands, The nomination is granted to the Eastern Egg packaging for Rondeel which has been sold by AHOLD.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday evening October 2nd at the 9th NVC Packaging Innovation Dinner at the Holland Casino in Utrecht, the Netherlands. PaperFoam has won in the past the Silver Nut for another innovation.
PaperFoam introduces first food packaging with Rondeel
In close cooperation with Rondeel™, PaperFoam® is proud to bring to market the first egg box. It is the first food packaging in PaperFoam®.
Rondeel™ is an unique housing system for laying hens. This unique housing system for laying hens results into the unique consumer product: 'The Rondeel™ Eggs'.
Rondeel™ eggs are already a great success in the Netherlands and now also available at German supermarket Kaiser’s Tengelmann. At this German supermarket the Rondeel™ Eggs are packed into the new packaging.
The new packaging is made from PaperFoam® a 100% Bio-based material. After use the Rondeel™ egg box can be recycled with paper or if desired the package can be composted. The great advantage of PaperFoam® above traditional packaging types is the ultra low carbon footprint and the low weight.
This PaperFoam® egg box is a major step forwards for PaperFoam® production technology in the food industry.
PaperFoam moves to new location
We are happy to announce that PaperFoam headquarters will have a new location starting March 31st.
The current location at the Bellstraat in Barneveld has become too small due to all the customers we are serving.
The new location has space for the coming years; it will house the departments Research & Technology, Design & Mould as well as the Marketing & Sales department. Also a larger production plant will be located at the same address.
Our new address is: Hermesweg 22, 3771 ND BARNEVELD, The Netherlands.
All phone numbers and e-mail addresses will be unchanged.
PaperFoam will take part at the Interpack packaging exhibition
PaperFoam will take part at the Interpack in Düsseldorf Germany.
The event takes place from 12 may till 18th of may 2011 in Düsseldorf Germany.
Please feel free to visit us during the exhibition at the Interpack.
PaperFoam is located in hall number 9 stand number: 9H26.
We welcome you during the Interpack at our stand
PaperFoam introduces 3.5 inch hard drive packaging
PaperFoam has now successfully introduced the environmental friendly hard drive packaging.The PaperFoam tray absorbs the G-values, so the data on the hard drive will stay intact during shipping.
The PaperFoam hard drive packaging solutions is 100% paper recyclable.
The advantages of PaperFoam compared to standard plastic solutions are:
· PaperFoam package is very compact (20% less volume)
· PaperFoam carbon footprint is 60-85% lower (cradle to cradle)
· PaperFoam weight is for some solutions more than 50% lower
· Using 1 million PaperFoam hard drive packages saves the earth 1.4 million polluting car miles.
How to replace plastic media packaging
PaperFoam Company is proud to present her innovative Slide-It® concept,
the most cost efficient alternative for standard plastic packaging in media and entertainment industry.
PaperFoam Slide-It® helps to make a big step forward !
The format and size is identical to existing Jewel case and Amaray box,including the spine.
The protection of the disc is perfect, the opening and closing (and loading - unloading) is even better because of the absence of a hinge, and last but not least: price is competitive to plastic.
Slide-It® is 100% made out of paper, and does bring an ultra low carbon footprint, saving 70- 80% compared to plastic Jewel case and Ecobox.
It will last as long as a plastic box -it is as durable and it will retain its shape over time- as long as you handle and archive it just like a book.
The unique cardboard template can be manufactured fully automatically at existing foldingand gluing lines.
This results in a cost attractive packaging, for all types of discs and memory cards: CD, DVD, Blu-ray, Video Game, USB's, etc.
Slide-It® is available worldwide at authorized partners.
PaperFoam makes first packaging for Famostar emergency lighting.
PaperFoam developed an environmentally friendly packaging for the Famostar CELO.
Famostar emergency lighting is a company where emergency lighting systems are produced. Their latest product, the CELO, is the ideal LED-solution for escape route and open area lighting.
Famostar wanted to achieve a packaging solution with the same demands as their emergency lighting. The packaging design had to be compact, functional and reduce carbon footprint.
With PaperFoam it was possible to meet these requirements and more for Famostar:
- Compact design solution.
- Everything fits together in a one tray solution.
- No need of extra protection bags to prevent scratching.
- With PaperFoam Famostar was able to make an easy shipment solution.
- Saving on handling cost.
- Reduce carbon footprint.
“The CELO with a PaperFoam tray has all benefits in one: High product presentation, one tray solution and environmentally friendly.”
Caroline van Mourik, Marketing manager Famostar
PaperFoam announce new regional partnership
PaperFoam and PKG are proud to announce their regional partnership in Southern California.
This means that from now onwards PKG will adopt PaperFoam custom injection molded trays to their clients.
PKG based in Oxnard, California is successful in offering customized sustainable packaging solutions and services to their clients.
PaperFoam and PKG make a perfect pair for regional partnership. Southern California companies that are looking for PaperFoam customized trays now will find PKG as another local point of sales.
Above that PKG will be pleased to offer complete sustainable manufacturing, local distribution and carbon footprint monitoring.
Paperfoam LED bulb package
PaperFoam introduces an environmental friendly packaging for LED lamps: The Bio-LEDpack. A protective packaging with high marketing value.
The Bio-LEDPack is made from natural raw materials (industrial starch, natural fibers and water). After use the Bio-LEDpack can be recycled with paper. If desired, the package can be composted.
Comparing the conventional used plastic blisters and cardboards the Bio-LEDpack offers many advantages;
- The carbon footprint is till 85% lower, which means that emissions of greenhouse gases “from cradle to grave” are much lower.
- The product is extremely lightweight which lowers the transport costs.
- Consumers can discard the Bio-Ledpack in the wastepaper bin.
- Compared to plastic blisters the importer/manufacturer has to pay 6 x less packaging tax with the Bio-LEDpack
- Because the Bio-LEDpack offers a clear view of the shape of the LED
PaperFoam develops the first tray with a hinge
PaperFoam develops the first tray with a hinge, a major step in PaperFoam product applications.
After many years of research the PaperFoam Design and Mould department succeeded to make a tray with a hinge.
The application developed is for sending test tubes from the hospital to research labs.
The advantage of using the PaperFoam sending tray with hinge:
- Reduces postage costs significantly because of the extreme light weight
- No plastics used
- Low carbon footprint compared to other shipping applications.
The PaperFoam hinge can be made during production, and is not an extra labour process.
PaperFoam develops medical products
PaperFoam develops in close cooperations with the Erasmus MC and the Small Business Innovation Research Programm (SBIR) new medical applications for eye shower application and kidney trays
PaperFoam have developed a new tray design for the Kideney trays in hospitals.
The advantage of using the PaperFoam kidney tray:
- 100% biodegradable
- Very light
- No dust or open fibres
- smooth finish
Eye shower mechanism
In close cooperation with the Erasmus MC PaperFoam did also develop the eye shower. A new innovating application to make it much easier to put eye drops into your eye. This development will be researched by the Rotterdam eye hospital.
PaperFoam develops USB tray
PaperFoam develops multi functional USB tray package in standard CD format
The PaperFoam USB tray is specially developed to package an USB stick.
- Any size USB stick smaller then 70 x 30 x 10 mm will fit
- Package can hold any Bank,- Credit,- or other card
- Extra cavity for key cord or accessiores
- Standard CD size