The most recognised and trusted brand for floriculture products introduces
– OASIS® Bio Floral Foam Maxlife
Following years of development and in response to consumer trends and the demands of its customers, Smithers-Oasis is introducing the latest generation of OASIS® Bio Floral Foam Maxlife, the world’s first floral foam that is biodegradable.
Today’s consumers are looking for companies to value the environment as much as they do. Floral shoppers, especially, are increasingly socially responsible and demand that even the most exquisite designs do as much to protect nature as they do to capture its beauty.
“Our customers are at the heart of our business,” said Adriana Aguilar Garza, Wholesale Marketing Manager. “After listening to their valuable feedback, we are delighted to announce that we have upgraded the technology of our floral foam to consider the entire lifecycle of the product, today’s modern landfill, and a reduced environmental impact.”
OASIS® Bio Floral Foam Maxlife’s new bio foam formulation is designed for modern landfills and attracts microbes that break the foam down into methane, CO2 and organic matter. Testing based on the American Society for Testing (ASTM) and Materials standards shows that OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife will biodegrade 51.5 percent within 365 days in biologically active landfill conditions1, while also keeping flowers fresh up to 50 percent longer than other floral foams. Testing is ongoing and as biodegradation rates continue, further information will be released.
For more than 60 years, Smithers-Oasis has continued efforts not only in the advancement of the floral industry but also in sustaining the environment. Smithers-Oasis was the first in the industry to eliminate the use of chlorofluorocarbon from floral foam production and has successfully reduced volatile organic compound emissions (VOCs) by more than 85 percent over the last 25 years.
Adriana also commented “As part of the Smithers-Oasis culture”, the company is constantly looking for ways to be an increasingly sustainable company and provide environmentally friendly products and solutions to its customers.”
Additional information on Smithers-Oasis’ ongoing sustainability program can be found at www.smithersoasis.com/sustainability
1This product has been shown by ASTM D5511 to biodegrade 51.5% within 365 days in biologically active landfill conditions. Appropriate facilities may not exist in your area. The rate and extent shown do not mean that the product will continue to decompose.
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