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Malama Composites earns USDA certified biobased product certification

News International-French

2 Sep 2015

The company has earned the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified biobased product label and is identified for Federal preferred purchasing for its Pacific BioFoam product.

The USDA certified biobased product label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable bio-based ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine ingredients.

Malama Composites Chairman and CEO, David Saltman said, “Our product is a zero emission material that uses a vegetable polyol and water as the sole blowing agent. Independent tests at Westpak demonstrated absolute structural and insulation parity with alternative, petroleum-based alternatives. From a lifecycle perspective, Pacific BioFoam can be easily ground up and used as a sweeping compound or soil amendment once it has served its original purpose.”

All bio-based amount claims are verified by independent labs and monitored by the USDA. Consumers may feel secure in the accuracy of the bio-based amount and be empowered in making better-informed purchasing decisions.

About Malama Composites:
The company develops and manufacturers rigid urethane foams made from sustainable resources. These core materials enable manufacturers to produce final products that are strong, light weight, non-toxic, and more easily recycled than petroleum-based foams. Pacific BioFoam is a 2-pound density, 2-part pour foam that uses water as its sole blowing agent, and is free of HCFC’s or pentane. The company also manufactures Studio BioFoam, a USDA Certified BioBased rigid sculpting foam, and AinaCore, a Class A fire rated PIR foam for structural insulation.

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