Corn-Based Packing Peanut

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Corn-Based Packing Peanut
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Companies have long since used packing materials to protect their merchandise during shipment. Early packaging materials included actual peanuts, newspaper and eventually the loose-fill packing peanuts made of expanded polystyrene foam, which is one of the most commonly used form today. Starch-based packing peanuts were first developed in the early 1990s. The starch in the peanuts comes from corn crop-based sources rather than petroleum-based polystyrene, and is non-toxic. Cornstarch packing peanuts are biodegradable and can be disposed of instantly by merely adding water. Rather than ordering large shipments of pre-made polystyrene peanuts, many shipping companies have begun to fitout their warehouses with extrusion machines to produce pellets on dmenad from much smaller resin pills. One 2,000 pound tote of the resin pellets produces about as many peanuts as a lorry load of expanded packing peanuts. One trailer load of the resin pellet material is equivalent to approximately 23 lorry loads of pre-made expanded packing peanuts. With the introduction of such environmentally friendly product and processes the related decrease in freight coupled with less handling, less warehousing, and readily available packaging material has the potential to drastically reduce the packaging and shipping industry’s carbon footprint.

Sample ID: 421


Biobased | Biodegradable | Corn | Corn Starch | Edible | Packaging | Peanuts | Renewable | Water Soluble

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