RECLAIM – As defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
: to rescue from an undesirable state; or : to restore to a previous natural state
• REFOAM is an Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) material that has been blended with an additive to catalyze degradation while promoting oxidation.
• Traditional EPS products can be expected to take hundreds of years to eventually degrade. The additive in REFOAM can speed up that process and enable degradation to start happening in just a couple of years.
• While many older landfills were designed to inhibit biodegradation, REFOAM, unlike traditional EPS, is well suited to newer bioreactive landfills that inject air to enhance degradation and then harvest the resultant methane gas as an energy source.
• REFOAM has been designed to not show appreciable degradation for approximately 2 years in dry storage conditions. This allows a reasonable shelf life for the product to be inventoried and used.
• Heat, moisture, and sunlight are all conditions found in nature that are favorable to activating the REFOAM degradation process, therefore reducing its long term impact on waterways, oceans, parks, or roadsides if it is carelessly disposed of.
• The additive blend used in REFOAM has been 3rd party tested. It is non-toxic and free of such regulated materials as heavy metals.
• The byproducts created as REFOAM is metabolized by microorganisms are CO2, H2O, and humus (compost) that is laboratory proven to be non-harmful to sensitive plant, animal, or aquatic life. The final material is also no longer a plastic or micro plastic.
• Though REFOAM is Oxo-biodegradable, recycling is still recommended as a first disposal option when practical, and can be combined with most other types of EPS foam materials in the recycling stream.
• REFOAM is also naturally free from chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), hydro-chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), hydrofluorocarbon (HFC), or formaldehyde that could be harmful to the ozone layer.
• REFOAM remains a stingy user of raw materials, and can be up to 98% air, yet remains durable, versatile, effective, and economical for protective or insulative use.