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100% RECYCLABLE
SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING SOLUTION

WITH 30% RECYCLED CONTENT

Lighter, Safer & More Sustainable

Product

WHAT IS ARPLANK?

Block of ARPLANK, sustainable packaging material made from expanded polyethylene (EPE)

Available Color:

Black

Density Options:

20/ 30/ 45 Kg/m3

Block Size:

2000 x 1200 x 150 mm

ARPLANK is a highly resilient closed-cell bead foam packaging material, manufactured from EPE (expanded polyethylene). ARPLANK is produced by steam-chest moulding, the planks have excellent properties for absorbing and dissipating energy.

ARPLANK products exhibit isotropic behaviour.  This means they are perfect for the protective packaging of highly sensitive applications.

In comparison to similar products, ARPLANK is 100% recyclable and in Europe, also contains 30% recycled content from EOL (End of Life) applications.

ARPLANK enables material savings of up to 40% versus other PE foams, whilst maintaining the same protective properties.

Achieve more with less material. Transition to the foam material of the future, today.

ARPLANK PROPERTIES

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100% RECYCLABLE

In Europe, ARPLANK is manufactured with 30% recycled content and is 100% recyclable.

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DENSITY OPTIMISATION

Its properties makes ARPLANK packaging up to 40% lighter in comparison to conventional crosslinked foams.

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ISOTROPIC BLOCKS

ARPLANK’s isotropic properties mean your packaging delivers the same impact performance from all 3 axes, guaranteeing the highest level of protection.

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HIGH SHOCK ABSORBTION

ARPLANK provides excellent shock absorption and repeated impact resistance.

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CHEMICALLY INERT

ARPLANK is chemically inert and free of any hazardous chemicals.

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WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE

ARPLANK’s thermal properties enable its use from -60°C to +100°C.

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The ARPLANK material has provided us an opportunity to offer a green alternative to XPE to many of our clients.

 

Protecting anything from glass to simulated bodies, the qualities ARPLANK offers has been a success and is just what our clients have been waiting for.

The 100% recyclable material ticks their environmental box, the isotropic nature of the protection it offers is another benefit.

ARPLANK makes the work easier for converters. It machines well for many of the standard disciplines and with no need to remove the outer skins, we get 150mm of usable material we buy.

The three offered grades perform well about their weight, when compared with similar XPE grades."

Adrian Green - Head of Sales and Marketing, Polyformes

PRODUCT PERFORMANCE

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DYNAMIC CUSHIONING

ARPLANK’s physical properties can protect heavy fragile goods using less packaging material.

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COMPRESSION STRENGTH

ARPLANK-based applications have outstanding compression set properties for returnable packaging combining heavy loads and long periods of protection.

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COMPRESSION SET

Very low compression set values of 5% - 6% makes ARPLANK the best in class material and return to nearly 100% of their original shape.

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SURFACE PROTECTION

ARPLANK’s fabricated surface is very smooth and offers the highest levels of surface protection for extremely sensitive products.

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HIGH SHOCK ABSORPTION

ARPLANK is a highly resilient packaging option that resists repetitive impacts with only minimal performance decline.

ARPLANK is an energy-absorbing packaging material for products that require shock absorption, vibration dampening, insulation, surface protection or chemical resistance.

ARPLANK withstands multiple impacts without damage, is non-abrasive for Class A surfaces and enables weight savings of up to 40% without compromising on functionality.

Whilst conventional foams exhibit different physical properties along each of their axes, the isotropic properties of ARPLANK mean that it offers equal protection from every angle of impact. These isotropic properties give a superior level of protection and enable customers to achieve more with less material.

Further Technical Data can be obtained upon request.

Performance

SUSTAINABILITY

ARPLANK is EPE (expanded polyethylene) which is one of the easiest polymers to recycle. It is a pure polyethylene, meaning there is no other material blended with it. This gives it a first-class environmental performance enabling it to meet sustainability targets:

REDUCE – Switching to ARPLANK can reduce packaging weight vs other PE foams by up to 40% whilst maintaining static and dynamic performance. This creates savings in material volume, transport costs and overall environmental impact.

 

REUSE – ARPLANK is perfectly suited to reusable and returnable packaging applications over a long lifetime.


RECYCLE – ARPLANK is 100% recyclable and incorporates 30% recycled and end-of-life parts in its closed-loop production cycle.

 

Designed for the circular economy, all ARPLANK manufactured in Europe contains 30% recycled content.  This material is 100% recyclable and at the end of its life, the EPE is returned to the material cycle to be reused.

For our European customers, a closed-loop recycling service is available in partnership with General Industries Deutschland (GID). GID collect end-of-life, PE material from a wide network of collection points, or directly from our customer sites. GID then recycle the material, ready for it to be turned into new ARPLANK, at a minimum percentage of 30%. This enables our customers to instantly take advantage of an entirely closed-loop solution, and work towards their own sustainability goals.

ARPLANK’s material composition also brings further environmental benefits:

  • Odour-free

  • REACH compliant

  • Free from heavy metals, such as lead, mercury and chromium. 

  • Contains no halogenated or brominated compounds

  • Designated as PE recycling category 4

Sustainability
Application

APPLICATION

DO MORE WITH LESS MATERIAL

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ENHANCED THICKNESS

150mm thickness of ARPLANK gives customers greater freedom and less waste.

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PLANK SIZE

2000x1200x150mm ARPLANK blocks bring increased efficiency and reduced scrap.

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LESS LAMINATION & GLUING STEPS

Less labour and secondary operations are required due to larger, thicker blocks.

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MINIMAL CONCAVITY

Minimal concavity compared to similar materials, brings tighter dimensional tolerances and stability to your process.

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HIGHLY RESILIENT

ARPLANK returns to nearly 100% of its original shape even after repeated impacts.

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EASY TO PROCESS

Cutting, splitting and welding of all densities of ARPLANK is quick and simple, and standard machinery can be used.

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SURFACE QUALITY

No skive off is needed; the quality of the surface allows ARPLANK to be used as delivered.

MODULARITY

HIGH FLEXIBILITY, LOW EFFORT

  • Colour: Black

  • Block Size: 2000 x 1200 x 150 mm

  • Densities: 20 / 30 / 45 Kg/m3

  • Low lamination effort due to optimal geometry of material blocks

  • Easy cutting with all common processing methods, meaning no need to invest in new machinery or processes

  • Fabrication methods include: CNC Milling, Contour Shape Cutting, Splitting, Skiving, Hot Plate and Air Welding, Water Jet Cutting and Glue Bonding.

For us, ARPLANK is the foam material of the future. Not only do we use it to reduce volume of packaging, but the material also fits perfectly into our ReFOAM sustainability strategy. Furthermore, it can be processed excellently through all process flow.

Lara Breitkreuz - Wetropa Marketing

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INDUSTRIES

automotive windscreen
ARPLANK block
Packaging made from ARPLANK  for cushioning
Food & beverage industry packaging
medical devices
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CONTACT US

Your contact person at JSP International

Jiri Slezak

Business Director ARPLANK

T +420 602 444 926

JSP International s.r.o

Prumyslovy park  11/158

350 02 Cheb

Czech Republic

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