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Orbis Corporation receives FM Approval on new fire-retardant material

ORBIS Corporation, a manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and an expert in supply chain optimization, today announces it has received approval from Factory Mutual Insurance (FM) for a new fire-retardant material, free of deca-bromine, for use in its family of FM-approved, fire retardant pallets.

ORBIS has been proactively researching and testing a fire-retardant material, free of deca-bromine, to replace the current additive used in its fire-retardant pallets. Effective immediately, all ORBIS FM-approved pallets can be manufactured in this new additive making ORBIS Corporation one of the leading manufacturers in the reusable packaging industry using this innovative material.

“ORBIS is dedicated to developing solutions that work for companies across a variety of industries. Our pursuit of this material, and its subsequent approval by Factory Mutual, puts our reusable plastic pallets at the forefront of the industry,” said Andrea Nottestad, marketing manager, consumer goods. “As deca-bromine comes under continued scrutiny, we are proud to offer the industry the first approved deca-bromine free solution for fire-retardant pallets.”

FM Global offers worldwide industrial and commercial product certification and testing services through FM Approvals. FM Approvals certifies products and services with a focus on objectively testing property loss prevention products and services and certifying those that meet rigorous loss prevention standards.