Innovative and versatile, plastics continue to be the preferred material for many products and industries.
From aerospace engineering to plastic food packaging, plastics offer unmatched benefits of safety and durability.
While plastics continue to fuel innovation in many fields, they are a major problem for waste disposal systems. Because they are made of carbon based polymers, they do not biodegrade at the same rate as other organic materials. This has caused a tremendous increase in plastic pollution that threatens ecosystems and environmental safety worldwide.
EcoPure® helps your business create biodegradable* plastics that have the same physical properties as untreated plastic.
EcoPure® additives do not affect:
- Impact resistance
EcoPure® is formulated to only begin the biodegradation* process when it is surrounded by microbes present in a landfill environment. This means that EcoPure® treated plastics will only begin to biodegrade* at the end of the usable product life, if the plastic product is not recycled first.
* 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.