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Researchers at Beijing Forestry University have developed a process for using recycled cardboard to produce a sustainable, energy-absorbing foam that they say is ideal for packaging products for shipping.
Image: Beijing Key Laboratory of Wood Science and Engineering

Researchers tout sustainable packaging foam made from waste cardboard

An Alternative Sustainable Foam

Jinsheng Guo

Jinsheng Guo, who is leading the effort, is currently teaching at The University of British Columbia in Canada. Image: Beijing Key Laboratory of Wood Science and Engineering

Process Can Produce Highly Energy-Absorbent Foam

some of the ingredients and steps involved in transforming cardboard waste into a usable packaging foam

This shows some of the ingredients and steps involved in transforming cardboard waste into a usable packaging foam.

 various attributes of the resulting foam

The researchers tout various attributes of their resulting foam –– highly sustainable, good energy absorption and excellent insulating properties. Image: Beijing Key Laboratory of Wood Science and Engineering