Are there alternatives to foam  when it comes tp packaging and insulation? Absolutely yes. contends Evocotive Design, a Green Island, NY company engaged in the design, development, and testing of new products and biomaterial applications. The company has launched two extremely green mushroom-based products.  Start with the packaging material, said to perform in customized shapes like foam does. This  high-performance alternative to molded or fabricated EPS, EPP, EPE is renewable, compostable, and cost-competitive. Ecovative’s Mushroom packaging, is a “Cradle to Cradle Gold Certified alternative” to conventional plastic packaging. While many renewable packaging materials are made from plants, Ecovative contends it is harnessing a kingdom that’s never been considered for materials: Fungi. This new technology has been used by customers such such as Dell, Steelcase, and Crate & Barrel. It is now being launched globally. and was recently showcased in Dusseldorf, Germany at Interpack 2014.

These high-performance materials are produced from High performance biomaterials grown from mycelium and agricultural waste.
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