The space-saving properties of ARCEL® resin deliver significant environmental benefits throughout the entire supply chain.
ARCEL advanced foam resin can help you achieve your sustainability goals by:
Reducing Packaging Size
ARCEL resin can significantly reduce packaging size by as much as 40%, which leads to additional source reduction.
When using ARCEL resin as an automotive component or in a consumer product, many of our customers have been able to reduce the weight of their product without compromising performance. Whether through lighter vehicles on the road or by reducing the weight of shin guards for soccer players, ARCEL resin is a lightweight foam that offers optimum performance.
Reducing Fuel and Energy Consumption
Because of its reduced package size and weight, ARCEL resin immediately increases the capacity of every container, truckload and pallet. This results in fewer trucks on the road and reduced fuel emissions.
Due to the high fuel consumption rates for air freight, these benefits are magnified for products that are shipped by air.
ARCEL resin can significantly reduce packaging size by as much as 40%
Life Cycle Inventory
Franklin Associates, Ltd., a leader in Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) completed a study for NOVA Chemicals to quantify environmental results for ARCEL resin packaging shapes relative to other protective packaging materials in a defined packaging application. Their key finding was that cube efficiency had the largest influence on the environmental footprint of the packaging systems analyzed. The most significant improvements with ARCEL resin packaging are associated with cube reductions.