Denver-based ACH Foam Technologies, a provider of custom-molded packaging solutions has come up with an extremely durable shipping container with brand name, 'DuraTherm.' DuraTherm is a shape molded expanded polystyrene (EPS) shipping container with extensive shock absorption and insulation properties better than alternatives like corrugated or molded pulp. Having wide applications, it can be used for shipping perishable foods, pharmaceuticals and other products that require a specific range control.
EPS production uses little energy (0.1% of total oil consumption) thereby leading to low pollution levels and gives steam as a component. The water produced from this process is collected and re-used many times. EPS is easily recyclable and can be turned into new expanded polystyrene (EPS) products or thermally processed into a resin to make other products. EPS is more impact resistant than alternative packaging (corrugated, wood, etc.) during shipment thus decreasing waste caused by damaged goods in the supply chain conserving energy, material and transportation resources.