Oxo-Biodegradable Bags

Product Description

  • Oxo-biodegradable plastic packaging is proven to be safe for contact with any food products and is also good for frozen food packaging;
  • Oxo-biodegradable plastics are made from naptha which is a by-product of oil refining;
  • Oxo-biodegradable plastics can be recycled.

Advantages

Oxo-Biodegradable Plastic keeps the same features as a regular plastic material

  • Light weight
  • Flexible / Tensile
  • Strong / Durable
  • Heat sealable, air / water insulated
  • Transparent / Printable / Colorable
  • Recyclable

How does oxo-bio work?

Biodegradable plastic is an additive that is put into the basic polymer resin during manufacture of finished products (typically with a 1% inclusion rate)

  1. Breaks the polymer's chains, exposes the plastic molecule to the air and microbes
  2. Plastic then starts degrading at the end of its pre-determined life-span
  3. Process of oxidation – caused by light, heat and stress
  4. Biodegradation completed by micro-organisms

Degradation time

It takes up to 400 years for regular plastic to be completely degraded. Biodegradable plastics can be completely degraded in 2–5 years in a landfill accelerated by light, heat and stress after the d2w and epi is added in the regular plastic material such as PE and PP.

Certifications

  • Food Contact Safety – tested by RAPRA (US Owned)
  • Soil Safety – tested by OWS, Belgium (EN 13432)
  • Biodegradable – tested by PYXIS in UK according to ASTM (US) D6954 testing protocol

Residues after completely degraded

  • Water
  • CO2
  • Biomass

NO "HEAVY METALS"

Standards for Oxo-biodegradable

  • New draft Standard BS 8472
  • ASTM (US) D6954 testing protocol
  • AFNOR NFU 52-001:2005 (France) – Agriculture/Horticulture