Biodegradable* General purpose polystyrene (GPPS) plastic products are extremely rigid, relatively low cost, odorless and naturally very clear.
GPPS is particularly noted for its ease of manufacturing and clarity, making it a great selection for many diverse uses, including:
- Toys and novelty products
- Hard packaging
- CD and cassette cases
- Foam containers
- Disposable cutlery
With such practical use, GPPS plastic products continue to be a cost-efficient choice for many manufacturers. While they are designed for long term use, GPPS plastic products often end up in a landfill after disposal. Added during manufacturing, the EcoPure® additive makes your GPPS products more environmentally-friendly without sacrificing the physical qualities or longevity of the plastic. EcoPure® can be combined with GPPS plastic products to increase their rate of biodegradability*. Independent tests conducted by third-party laboratories using the ASTM-D5511 method have proven enhanced levels of biodegradation*.
* Biodegradation rates of EcoPure®-treated plastic materials measured according to the ASTM D5511 test method. Tests are generally conducted using 20% to 30% solids content; solids content in naturally wetter landfills range from 55% to 65%, while the driest landfills may reach 93%. Actual biodegradation rates will vary in biologically-active landfills according to the type of plastic used, the product configuration, and the solid content, temperature and moisture levels of the landfill.