Revolutionary one-pound biodegradable sandless sandbag can be stored easily and deployed by virtually anyone to form an effective barrier to floodwaters
July 18, 2011 – Watertown, SD – FloodSax® Americas, LLC today introduced the revolutionary FloodSax® self-activating sandless sandbag flood defense system for homeowners, business owners and governmental agencies in the United States. FloodSax® uses a proprietary biodegradable polymer that absorbs water to form a sandless sandbag. Delivered as a flat one-pound sack, they absorb up to 45 pounds of fresh water in five minutes, forming a dense gel that blocks and redirects water, while forming to each other or adjacent structures for a tighter fit than traditional sandbags. Because they are stored dry, they are cleaner, lighter, more effective and easier to use in the places and times when sandbags are most needed.
Floods are the number one most common natural disaster in the United States, causing over 700 million dollars in damage in 2010 and most homeowners’ insurance does not cover flood damage, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA encourages home and business owner to prepare for floods in part by safeguarding your possessions and property.
“FloodSax® are lightweight, compact, clean, and superior-engineered alternative to the mess and limitations of sandbagging,” said Angelo Polsinelli, Vice-President and General Manager of FloodSax Americas. “Once activated, FloodSax® can be placed to mitigate and redirect floodwater. FloodSax are 100% biodegradable, but keep water at bay for three months, and have a guaranteed shelf life of five years when sealed in original vacuum pack.”
Compared with traditional sandbags, Floodsax® feature several advantages:
– Sandbag storage: FloodSax® eliminate the need for storing and delivery of bags and loose sand. Floodsax® can be stored cleanly in a garage or warehouse using only 20% of the space of traditional sandbags.
– Sandbag weight: FloodSax® weigh only one pound when dry, allowing virtually anyone to store, handle and place the bags as needed.
– Sandbag placement: FloodSax® expand and form to each other, doorways, walls or other objects forming a tighter seal than traditional sandbags.
Available in Europe and Australia since 2007, Environmental Defence Systems Limited recently licensed to FloodSax® Americas as the exclusive distributor for North and South America. FloodSax® Americas is currently searching for distributors throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Latin America.About FloodSax Americas
FloodSax® Americas, LLC is the exclusive distributor of the FloodSax® Flood Defense System in North and South America and the Caribbean. FloodSax® is the sandless sandbag that is revolutionizing the way homeowners, businesses and governmental agencies prevent and reduce damage from floodwaters. At only one pound, FloodSax® avoid the storage, transport and placement problems of traditional sandbags, keep water at bay for 3 months, and are 100% biodegradable.About Environmental Defence Systems Limited
Environmental Defence Systems Limited (EDS Ltd.), a leading developer and manufacturer of flood defense systems is based in the United Kingdom. Its award-winning products have protected homes, businesses and strategic assets throughout the world. EDS Ltd won the National Gold Winner 2007 for Products in the Green Apple Environment Awards for its Floodsax® sandless sandbag, placing it among the best examples of environmental best practice and sustainable development as demonstrated by Local Authorities, Commercial & Industry and Communities – both in the UK and around the world.