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  • Available in both wet and dry versions.
  • Available with glossy and matte finish
  • Physical features equal to conventional wet and dry films. 

Eco-Friendly Printing – Lamination – Eco-Sustainable Film

The oxo-biodegradable films are conventional films, in this case based on polypropylene, to which an additive is added which accelerates the breakage of chemical bonds between the molecules.

The products resulting from the breakage of chemical bonds become available for conversion by microorganisms normally present in nature, such as bacteria, fungi and algae, and the final result of the process is the production of CO2, water, methane (in anaerobiosis) and biomass . The process in fact is not that of a simple fragmentation: the polymer chain is dismantled and its basic constituents become available for aerobic digestion by microorganisms.

The greater environmental sustainability of these products compared to the standard ones is therefore given by their greater degradation speed, which is activated in particular conditions. The film biodegrades and contributes to reducing the accumulation of waste in the environment.

However, the additive does not activate the process under normal use conditions, but accelerates it as soon as it has started. Special conditions of heat and / or sun exposure, as well as the presence of oxygen, are required to activate it. The product is therefore formulated so that the process begins when it is disposed of in landfills, under specific conditions.

The degradation rate of a conventional plastic film in a landfill can exceed 50 years. An oxo-biodegradable film, once the additive is activated and maintaining the aerobic phase, can degrade in less than three years.

This film has physical and workability characteristics similar to those of the traditional film and does not require special precautions for use. It is available in both WET and DRY (thermal) versions and with both glossy and matt finishes, in commonly used formats on the market.

Originally published July 28, 2022
 3:22 PM
, Updated August 24, 2022

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