About the ICEE Fold Flat Insulated Boxes
airpop® is engineered air – in fact 98% air. It is superior to other common packaging because it provides thermal protection to keep perishables fresh during transit and storage, and reduces damage during transportation due to its excellent cushioning qualities.
The ICEE fold flat airpop® box is a revolutionary product that uses a patented process that permits a strong durable hinge to be created. The implication of the patented hinge for the production of airpop® boxes is that they can now be produced, stored and shipped in a flat format, saving time, space and money.
Recently ICEE successfully moulded a hinge using the same tool and EPS shape moulding machine with other insulating foams. ICEE now has suite of 3 insulated boxes: all of them are insulating – cushioning – multiuse – 98% air – 100% recyclable and all fold flat!
- airpop® – low cost option, reusable, made of 98% air, 100% recyclable.
- Compostable – BASF’s ecovio® plant derived biofoam, certified worldwide as 100% compostable, reusable, made of 98% air, 100% recyclable.
- Hybrid bead technology – Piocelan® produced by Sekisui Japan and Arcel® produced by Nova Chemicals USA. This ultra-tough bead is a blend of EPS & EPE and is ideal for high-use return models or as a less expensive and simpler alternative to EPP as is it can be moulded in an EPS shape moulding machine; it’s made of 98% air & 100% recyclable.
The ability to conveniently and economically return the box for re-use and recycling is a very important element in any sophisticated supply chain. Recycling foam is simple, convenient and a commercially attractive process. Foam can be easily compressed into ingots using a compactor, saving storage space until the product can be conveniently picked up for recycling or reprocessing.
The ICEE fold flat insulated boxes have excellent environmental credentials in both the production phase and in the recycling stage.
ICEE Containers Pty Ltd is based in Melbourne, Australia. The company and its affiliates have 30 years’ experience in manufacturing techniques, such as extrusion and airpop® moulding. The ICEE fold flat boxes are the result of several years of research and development to perfect a process in forming an integrated hinge in insulating foam during the moulding cycle.
The result has been a durable, strong, multi-use hinge that is ideal to produce insulated containers that fold flat. Foam boxes have always been considered a superior packaging material because of its high insulation and cushioning qualities and its attractive environmental footprint. The disadvantage with foam boxes – until now – is they have been produced in an assembled form so the bulk makes them expensive and inconvenient to store, transport and return for recycling or reuse. The patented ICEE hinge resolves these issues and creates opportunities for insulated boxes to become the preferred packaging medium for fresh produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, pharmaceuticals and online grocery deliveries.
We are proud members of EUMEPS and airpop® – engineered air.