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Polyair LogoNew Polyair will give Polylite a run for its money…

When we initially launched our exclusive Polyair – oxy-degradable polythene in 2009, it was at a time when everyone thought that the oxy-degradable route was the way to go. However, although we felt we needed this in our product portfolio, we soon began to wonder at the actual benefits of a material that completely degraded within 2/3 years – our atmosphere simply turned it to flakes and particles.

The big question was – Why manufacture a material that cannot be recycled or reused?

Two years ago, we decided that until we had satisfactorily answered this question, we would suspend sales of Polyair. After extensive consideration, consultation and research we are now delighted to say that, working with Group Barbier, we have found an amazing alternative and are now relaunching Polyair to the UK market.

New Polyair is the only 100% recyclable, carbon negative material on the market and, from a customer point of view, more importantly is not cost inhibitive. It is truly the greenest material we know of.

Rather than being oxy-degradable, this new material is bio-based. New Polyair is made from sugar cane and it’s the process of photosynthesis as the plant grows that makes it carbon negative. The sugar cane actively captures C02 from the atmosphere, while at the same time releasing oxygen – making this material not just green, but proactively green.

Better Polythene

FACT: Every 1 tonne of our new Polyair manufactured means that 2.5 tonnes of C02 has been captured from our atmosphere.

Alcohol is extracted from the sugar cane and from this ethanol is made. From the ethanol we can create ethylene and from that polyethylene. The result is a high-end product that uses NO fossil fuels, is completely green, fully recyclable and does the same job as standard polythene. It is available as a plain or printed film and is ideal for anyone (especially the food and drinks industry) who wants to demonstrate CSR that has a truly positive impact on the environment.

The process is simple: Alcohol is extracted from the sugar cane and from this ethanol is made. From the ethanol we can create ethylene and from that polyethylene. The result is a high-end product that uses NO fossil fuels, is completely green, fully recyclable and does the same job as standard polythene. It is available as a plain or printed film and is ideal for anyone (especially the food and drinks industry) who wants to demonstrate CSR that has a truly positive impact on the environment.

Swapping to our new Polyair Bio will take your green credentials to the next level. For more information call our dedicated sales team on: 0845 643 1601