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Plastic Packaging and the Environment.. What are my options?. Degradable / Biodegradable films 100% Biodegradable films (according to EN 13432) 100% Biodegradable films as above made from renewable materials. Bioplastics Recyclable Reusable Incinerable. Biodegradable OPP.

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Plastic packaging and the environment what are my options
Plastic Packaging and the Environment..What are my options?

  • Degradable / Biodegradable films

  • 100% Biodegradable films(according to EN 13432)

  • 100% Biodegradable films as above made from renewable materials. Bioplastics

  • Recyclable

  • Reusable

  • Incinerable


Biodegradable opp
Biodegradable OPP

  • Same performance as OPP films

  • Degradable / Biodegradable to ASTM D5526-94

  • An oil based product with an additive to make biodegradable

  • This product cannot claim to be compostable as it does not complete the degradation process inside 6 months


OPP

  • This product offers high clarity, crisp film

  • Care must be taken during the storage of the film as prolonged exposure to UV light begins the degradation process


En 13432 what is it
EN 13432. What is it?

  • Characterisation

  • Biodegradability

  • Disintegration

  • Compost Quality

  • Recognisable Product


Biodegradability
Biodegradability

  • Under the action of the bacteria present in the soil, breaks down leaving basically nothing but water and carbon gas

  • Standards: after 90 days, 90% of carbon becomes CO2. Any residual waste will pass through a 2mm screen (0,008Inch). No negative effect on the quality of the resulting compost. (Tested with 2 plants)


Disintegration
Disintegration

  • The degradation process begins when the bags are in the condition of final use, not in storage

  • Degradation time depends on the quantity of bacteria in the function of temperature, pH and humidity


Degradation test
Degradation Test

Temperature:

40degrees

  • Time 84 hours

  • Humidity: 60-70%

  • Does the film tear?

  • YES (degradation has begun)

Temperature:

30degrees

  • Time 84 hours

  • Humidity: 60-70%

  • Does the film tear?

  • YES (degradation has begun)

  • Home Composter

Temperature:

23degrees

  • Time: 84 hours

  • Humidity: 60-70%

  • Does the film tear?

  • NO


Compost
Compost

  • 610mm below the ground surface is a constant temperature of 68 degrees. The humidity and pH are perfect for degradation. A bioplast material film will compost within 90 days

  • Bioplastic is the only material which can use the OKCompost Logo (from Vincotte) and "Compostable" logo (from Din Certco)

  • Our material is suitable for home compost and can display the OKCOMPOST HOME logo


What are bioplastics
What are Bioplastics?

  • Bioplastics are biodegradable biopolymers in accordance with Standard EN 13432, made from renewable raw materials, vegetable or animal

  • Our material is compostable in industrial and home composters and can use the OK to Compost Home logo. (Approved by Vincotte)


Renewable
Renewable

  • Plants reproduce themselves endlessly, as long as they are provided with light, water and mineral nutrients.

  • Bioplastics are made from carbon present in live vegetable matter.


Making my packaging
Making my packaging..

  • 40 – 60% of the content is from renewable sources, blended with a

  • co- polyester from BASF

  • The material can be coloured using a 100% biodegradable masterbatch

  • The material can be printed and still complies with EN 13432 as long as the print does not exceed 2% of the finished structure


Summary
Summary

  • Bioplastics are the only true 100% biodegradable films which are made from renewable sources

  • Biodegradable OPP offers a high clarity, crisp film