CHINA – Sealed Air has received third-party recycled content certification for its Ethafoam HRC recycled content polyethylene foam, produced in its QingPu, Shanghai facility.
The Recycled Material Content certification from Scientific Certification Systems - a leading independent environmental claims verification organization – verifies Sealed Air’s recycled content assertions regarding this specialty polyethylene foam’s minimum 65% recycled resin content.
“This certification offers the marketplace validation that when we say we will partner with our customers to manufacture products that provide performance while remaining sensitive to the environment, that’s exactly what we will do,” said Surenthiran Arumugom , Product Manager, Sealed Air Specialty Foams. “We’re also proud to be the first polyethylene foam supplier to receive this certification.”
To earn SCS certification for Recycled Content, manufacturers must meet and maintain strict guidelines detailed in SCS’ program standards manual. These include factors such as documentation of source traceability as well as clear processes for segregation of conforming/non-conforming materials.
For each product under consideration, manufacturers must supply extensive process data, as well as host mandatory on-site visits for SCS personnel to review and verify all pertinent processes.
Ethafoam HRC (high recycled content) was developed in response to heightened demand for packaging alternatives that enhance overall sustainability and in keeping with Sealed Air’s company-wide SmartLife sustainability initiative.
This product is a component of a suite of sustainable solutions tailored to packaging/shipping products such as electronics, automotive parts, hardware and many more.