Submitted by: Verpackungszentrum Graz
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Natural Alginsulate Foam to Replace EPS
Alginsulate Foam is a packing or insulating foam to replace expanded polystyrene (EPS) with dried brown algae. Vast tangled clots of this algae grow in seas worldwide. Either the whole weed or its gummy cell-wall constituents (called alginates) can be expanded into a spongy foam using blasts of air and molded into trays or other shapes.