Bioffex® Technology Wins US Plastics Pact Sustainable Packaging Innovation Award for Compostability

Greer, SC, May 20,2024 - Lifoam Industries, LLC (Lifoam), a subsidiary of LifeMade Products LLC, proudly announces its reception of the 2024 US Plastics Pact Sustainable Packaging Innovation Award in the Compostability category. This recognition underscores Lifoam's commitment to advancing packaging solutions and its dedication to environmental stewardship.


Lifoam's groundbreaking Bioffex® technology has clinched the top spot in the Compostability category at the GreenBiz Circularity Conference 2024 in Chicago, IL. This innovative technology represents a significant departure from traditional foams by utilizing a PLA-based bead foam, thereby eliminating reliance on petroleum-based feedstocks commonly associated with EPS (expanded polystyrene).

To learn more about Bioffex, click here.

To view the Sustainable Packaging Innovation Award Certificate, click here. 


Key Differentiators:

  • 100% Bio-based Composition: Bioffex® technology boasts a composition verified through ASTM D6866-20 Method B and has been accepted by the USDA’s BioPreferred® program, distinguishing it as a fully bio-based alternative.
  • Environmental Benefits: Not only does molding with Bioffex® technology prove to be less water and greenhouse gas-intensive compared to EPS, but it also demonstrates superior end-of-life characteristics. Commercial composting (ASTM D6400-19) of products made with Bioffex® technology takes under four weeks, significantly outperforming EPS in landfill scenarios with a better carbon profile.

Quote from Brian Searfoss, President and CEO of LifeMade Products LLC:

“We're absolutely thrilled and deeply honored to receive the prestigious 2024 US Plastics Pact Sustainable Packaging Innovation Award in the Compostability category. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of each individual at LifeMade and our parent company, Jadex. Winning this award validates our commitment to making a tangible impact on the environment through our Bioffex® innovation. We are grateful to the USPP for acknowledging our efforts, and we are more determined than ever to continue our journey towards a more sustainable and circular future.”


Continued Commitment:

In accepting this award, Lifoam reaffirms its commitment to pioneering sustainable packaging solutions that transcend industry norms and contribute to a better future.


Quote from Mario D’Ovidio, CEO of Jadex:

“The material thought leaders behind Jadex and its operating companies are taking actions every day to become a more sustainable organization.  We at Jadex are constantly innovating ways to reduce plastic pollution to ensure we leave behind a better world for the generations to come. Bioffex® technology is prime example of this and we are proud to receive this award.”


For media inquiries, please contact:

Tara Smith
Marketing Communications Manager
Jadex Inc.
864-879-8100 
[email protected]
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About Lifoam Industries, LLC

Lifoam Industries, LLC, a business segment of LifeMade Products LLC, has been the pioneer of the original foam cooler and a global provider of innovative and cost-effective cold-chain shipping solutions for more than 60 years. Continuing the legacy, Lifoam is developing leading-edge thermal protection products, and validating design and performance through onsite labs. For more information, visit lifoam.com.


About LifeMade Products LLC

LifeMade Products LLC, is a leading temperature-control packaging and single-use consumer goods manufacturer with a strong portfolio of products centered around innovation, performance, convenience, and sustainability, produced under brands including:  LifeMade® Consumer Products, Lifoam®, Diamond®, Freez Pak™, and Propak™. With a mission to create superior products that push industries forward, LifeMade® strives to make life better. For more information, visit Lifemadeproducts.com.


About Jadex Inc.

Jadex Inc. is a US-based manufacturing and material science company utilizing innovation and technology to develop sustainable products that serve the medical, industrial and consumer markets. The range of products includes custom-designed plastic components, engineered nylon resins and monofilaments, zinc products, and temperature-controlled products that solve both medical and consumer challenges. Jadex Inc. operates out of 19 facilities across the US, UK and Puerto Rico and has approximately 1,800 employees. For more information, visit Jadex.com.


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