Biodegradable Additive FAQ’s

 

Benefits of BioSphere Additives
Question BioSphere OxoDegradable BioResins Biodegradable Additives
Biodegradable in Landfill Yes No No Some
Biodegradable in Compost Yes No No Some
Compostable ASTM D6400 Poised to Pass No Some No
Fragments if Littered No Yes No No
UAE Approved Not at this time Yes No No
Compatible with Recycling Yes Yes No Yes
ASTM D5511-12 Yes No No Yes
ASTM D5526-12 Yes No No Yes
ASTM D5338-12 Yes No Yes Some
Benefits of BioSphere Biodegradable Plastic Additives
Question BioSphere OxoDegradable BioResins Biodegradable Additives
Special Storage Needed No Yes Yes Some
Indefinite Shelf Life Yes No No Yes
Degraded by Light-Heat-Moisture-Stress No Yes Yes No
Fragments During Degradation No Yes Yes No
Degradation Begins After Manufacturing No Yes No No
Thickness Needs to be Modified No Yes Yes No
UV Inhibitors needed No Yes No No
Can be Processed with Conventional Equipment Yes Yes No Some
Benefits of BioSphere Biodegradable Plastic Additives
Question BioSphere OxoDegradable BioResins Biodegradable Additives
Polystyrene Yes Some Some Some
Polyethylene Yes Yes Yes Yes
Polypropylene Injected Molded Yes Some Yes Some
Polypropylene Yes Yes Yes Yes
BOPP Yes No Yes Some
PET Yes No Some Some
APET Yes No No Some
Major Resin Types Yes No No Some
Liquid Form Yes No No Some
Powder Form Yes No No No
Benefits of BioSphere Biodegradable Plastic Additives
Question BioSphere OxoDegradable BioResins Biodegradable Additives
Metal Oxides No Yes No Some

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