Mhlnews 1747 Pregis Hcrenewblockbrace 150
Mhlnews 1747 Pregis Hcrenewblockbrace 150
Mhlnews 1747 Pregis Hcrenewblockbrace 150
Mhlnews 1747 Pregis Hcrenewblockbrace 150
Mhlnews 1747 Pregis Hcrenewblockbrace 150

Pregis Hybrid Cushioning Film

Oct. 8, 2009
Pregis Corp. launches HC Renew, a low-density polyethylene film containing an organic additive that accelerates microbial biodegradation without compromising recyclability.

Hybrid cushioning film has small, multiple air chambers, unlike traditional void-fill pillows, which have one large cushion. Flat, perforated rollstock is mounted onto Pregis’ AirSpeed HC machine, which creates rows of small, air-filled pockets by transferring air into the individual chambers. This creates a cushioning structure that is stronger than traditional single-cell pillows, according to Pregis.

In addition, HC Renew contains no heavy metals or salts and can be transported in high-temperature conditions. It will not begin to biodegrade until it is disposed of in a microbe-rich environment, such as a landfill. Complete biodegradation typically occurs within one to five years, depending on conditions. HC Renew contains up to 10% recycled content.

Three different cell heights are available: small (3/4-inch), medium (1-inch) and large (1 ¼-inches). The film is available in pre-perforated lengths of 6-inch (small and medium cell sizes) or 7-inch (large cells) increments.

Pregis Corp.