Biodegradable Polyethylene Additive is used to enhance the biodegradation of plastic by adding in hydrophilic parameters to the polymer chain. Polyethylene by itself can be consumed by microorganisms, as we have seen by the Staff at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. We enhance their reaction time in the biodegradation process and allow for these and other microbes to consume the polymer at a much faster rate.
How does biodegradation work?
From nature, we can not only learn how macromolecules are formed,
but also how the molecule chains of certain polymers are split.
Microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi absorb macromolecules
as food and utilize them to fuel their metabolic processes.
The end products of this metabolism are then removed and incorporated
into the natural product cycle.
Biodegradation works in the same way, with microbes utilizing
the macromolecules in plastic, which in turn causes it to degrade.
Our additive increases this microbial action.