Jalisco company creates biodegradable Styrofoam and wins the FedEx 2019 award

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For the members of PAPEL, Laboratorio, the prize (of 475,000 pesos) will encourage them to increase their production capacity of biodegradable “unicel” Styrofoam.

The Jalisco company PAPEL, Laboratory of Ideas won the FedEx 2019 award to create a substitute of Styrofoam that meets better performance characteristics, such as impact absorber, acoustic, electrical and thermal insulation, low density, among others

“Our substitute comes from a carbon footprint free process and is 100% biodegradable at the end of its useful life. With this we provide an ecological alternative to replace the use of unicel as packaging material, encouraging the reduction of global warming and generating added value, “the team said.

For the members of PAPEL, Laboratorio, the award will encourage them to increase their production capacity of biodegradable unicel, to cover a higher percentage of consumption of conventional, highly toxic unicel, demanded by the parcel market in Mexico, which according to the Foundation UNAM (2018), exceeds 32,000 tons per year.

“In addition, linking with a company such as FEDEX, logistics experts in shipments, will help us have a more accurate approach to the parcel market,” says a statement.

The first place of the FedEx Prize Grows your Pyme Paper, Ideas Laboratory will receive 475,000 pesos and the second place Piedra, Papel or Tijera will be credited with 190,000 pesos.

“The FedEx Grow Your SME Award was created to support all those small and medium entrepreneurs to achieve the dream of growing globally. In fact, those of us who were part of the panel of judges were impressed by the determination and momentum of all these Mexican entrepreneurs, “said Anizia Barragán, commercial director of FedEx Express México.

Source: forbes

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