SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING SOLUTION
WITH 30% RECYCLED CONTENT
Lighter, Safer & More Sustainable
WHAT IS ARPLANK?
20/ 30/ 45 Kg/m3
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.
ARPLANK is 100% recyclable and in Europe, consists of 30% recycled content sourced from post-consumer PE or recycled ARPLANK waste from our customer sites.
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.
In Europe, ARPLANK is manufactured with 30% recycled content and is
Its properties make ARPLANK packaging up to 40% lighter in comparison to conventional crosslinked foams.
ARPLANK’s isotropic properties mean your packaging delivers the same impact performance from all 3 axes, guaranteeing the highest level of protection.
HIGH SHOCK ABSORPTION
ARPLANK provides excellent shock absorption and repeated impact resistance.
ARPLANK is chemically inert and free of any hazardous chemicals.
WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE
ARPLANK’s thermal properties enable its use from -60°C to +100°C.
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 offered grades perform well above their weight, when compared with similar XPE grades."
Adrian Green - Head of Sales and Marketing, Polyformes
ARPLANK 30 CO
ARPLANK 30 CO is a conductive material that provides reduced electrical surface resisitivty, it is ideal material for the protection of electro-sensitive goods.
ARPLANK 30 CO has a permanent surface resistance of ≤10⁵ Ω (Ohm); used for packaging of sensitive products requiring ESD (electro-static discharge) protection in the electronics, automotive, solar and photovoltaics industries.
It is highly resistance to aging with the specified surface resistance guaranteed for more than 5 years.
ARPLANK’s physical properties can protect heavy fragile goods using less packaging material.
ARPLANK-based applications have outstanding compression set properties for returnable packaging combining heavy loads and long periods of protection.
Very low compression set values of 5% - 6% allows ARPLANK to return to nearly 100% of its original shape making ARPLANK the best in class material.
ARPLANK’s fabricated surface is very smooth and offers the highest levels of surface protection for extremely sensitive products.
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.
ARPLANK is expanded polyethylene. It is 100% recyclable material with a first-class environmental performance enabling it to meet sustainability targets. ARPLANK produced in Europe consists of 30% recycled content sourced from post-consumer PE waste or recycled ARPLANK waste from our customer sites. A dedicated supply of high quality recycled material is vital to ensure material streams for ARPLANK production.
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 when produced in Europe consists of 30% recycled content sourced from post-consumer PE waste or recycled ARPLANK waste from our customer sites.
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, ARPLANK is returned to the material cycle to be reused.
ARPLANK produced in Europe consists of 30% recycled content sourced from post-consumer PE waste or recycled ARPLANK waste from our customer sites. A dedicated supply of quality recycled material is vital to ensure material streams for future ARPLANK production. The post-consumer PE waste is compacted and crushed into ingots and then extruded. The recyclate is used to produce new ARPLANK at a minimum percentage of 30%. This process enables our customers to take advantage of an entirely closed-loop solution and work towards their own sustainability goals.
ARPLANK’s material composition also brings further environmental benefits:
Free from heavy metals, such as lead, mercury and chromium.
Contains no halogenated or brominated compounds
Designated as PE recycling category 4
DO MORE WITH LESS MATERIAL
150mm thickness of ARPLANK gives customers greater freedom and less waste.
2000x1200x150mm ARPLANK blocks bring increased efficiency and reduced scrap.
LESS LAMINATION & GLUING STEPS
Less labour and secondary operations are required due to larger, thicker blocks.
Minimal concavity compared to similar materials, brings tighter dimensional tolerances and stability to your process.
ARPLANK returns to nearly 100% of its original shape even after repeated impacts.
EASY TO PROCESS
Cutting, splitting and welding of all densities of ARPLANK is quick and simple, and standard machinery can be used.
No skive off is needed; the quality of the surface allows ARPLANK to be used as delivered.
HIGH FLEXIBILITY, LOW EFFORT
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