An environmentally friendly solution to traditional packaging foam.
Used in shipping, packing, and crates to protect products and items in transit and storage.
BioViron CompostaFoam is biodegradable (ASTM D6400) compostable and water-soluble starch based foam is manufactured from Cornstarch and Soy Oil. It has been accepted for use within the supply chain as an environmentally friendly space filling material for transit packaging applications.
68% less energy requirements and 76% less greenhouse gas emissions than comparable amounts of polyethylene foam.
BioViron foams provide effective product protection and offers an environmentally safe, zero waste alternative to current synthetic foam products.
Material Life Cycle
Our foam provides unmatched convenience when it’s time for disposal. Meets Standards for Biodegradability in Ground and Water-based Environments set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Facilitates ISO 14000 Certification by demonstrating a commitment to continual environmental improvement.
Compost it! The foam biodegrades in 7-10 days.
Drown it! The foam biodegrades in freshwater and saltwater.
Dissolve it! The foam easily dissolves- safe for pipes and septic systems.
Burn it! The foam burns cleanly and safely –
no harmful fumes.
Recycle it! The foam can be recycled with corrugated and paper materials.
BioViron material is safe, non-toxic, water-soluble, fully biodegradable polymer material and meets all US and international standards of biodegradability including specifications for compostable plastics as per ASTM D6400 (USA), DIN54900 (Germany) and EN13432 (Europe).
BioViron CompostaFoam has shown to be biodegradable in various environments as per ASTM D5988 (soil), ASTM D5338/ISO14855 (composting) and ASTM D6691 (aqueous and marine). If discarded in any of these environments, the foam would become readily available as a nutrient/food source for the micro-organisms and enter the microbial food chain.
These unique properties provide unique opportunities in discarding BioViron CompostaFoam in an ecologically responsible and environmentally acceptable manner.
The foam is available in sheet form. All sheets are 1 meter wide. Lengths 1.2 meters .
Thicknesses are 25mm and 50mm. Density is 35.3kg/m³.
Strength and Resilience
Good First and Multiple Impact Protection
Naturally Anti-Static Behavior - perfect for electrostatic discharge-sensitive products • High Resistance to Thermal Fluctuation
Lightweight, Closed-Cell, Medium Density (2.6-5.2 pcf)
Other sizes available subject to minimum quantities