POLYCELL OXO – BIODEGRADABLE ECO BUBBLE WRAP
Incorporating ‘REVERTE’ Oxo-biodegradable Additives
After more than 2 years in development, Polycell is pleased and excited to announce the pending release of our environmentally friendly biodegradable bubble wrap known as ‘Oxo-B Eco Bubble’.
Oxo-B Eco Bubble Wrap, which incorporates ‘Reverte’ Oxo-biodegradable master batch, is the result of numerous trials which used a wide range of additives over a long period of time.
We settled on the use of Reverte because the end result in the degradation process of our products far outweighs that of other similar products that currently exist in the market place.
Incorporating ‘Reverte’ Oxo-biodegradable additives into our polyethylene resins will ensure that once Eco Bubble’s useful life is over and it has been discarded into a rubbish tip or landfill it will degrade (crack) and finally breakdown into smaller pieces with the aid of UV light, oxygen and or heat.
Once this has occurred, the smaller pieces are further broken down by microorganisms within the rubbish heap or landfill. They will then finally biodegrade into CO2 & H2O plus biomass making Polycell’s Oxo-B Eco Bubble the most environmentally friendly bubble wrap in Australia & New Zealand.
Plastics incorporating Reverte will ultimately biodegrade into CO2, H2O and biomass when discarded whether ending up in any viable landfill or another viable part of the waste stream.
Compared with other oxo-degradable additives available on the market, Reverte additives contain a two part control package which differentiates it as follows:
- Firstly, the Reverte additive control package is photo-initiated which means that the oxo-breakdown reaction doesn’t significantly begin before the product is exposed to UV light and or heat. Reverte therefore gives an enhanced level of confidence compared to other oxo-biodegradable additives, particularly with respect to ‘fit for purpose’ product life times.
- Secondly, Reverte has secondary phase biodegradation promoters that include micro cellulose powder which assist in the growth of microbial colonies. This speeds up and facilitates the ultimate biodegradation of the plastic following the initial oxo-breakdown.
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