Bioplastics is an additive technology for manufacturing biodegradable plastics. When combined as a 1% load with the most widely-used plastic resins, they render the resulting plastic products biodegradable.
Our process enables micro-organisms in the environment to metabolize the molecular structure of plastic products into humus that is beneficial to the environment. This process utilizes several proprietary compounds that are combined into a masterbatch pellet that is easily added to plastic resins using existing technology.
Our Bioplastic products are made from additives and compostable polymers which can be consumed by micro-organism that live in our soils. Because of this, our products can be readily composted along with organic waste at municipal composting facilities. The additive vanishes in Landfill after its useful life.
When Bioplastics are exposed to enzymes that act as catalysts found in landfills, the microorganisms penetrate the treated plastic while other ingredients expand the molecular structure, making room for the incoming microbes. The microbes attract other microbes by releasing chemicals in a process called quorum sensing.
Quorum sensing is a process by which the microbes determine where to nest and grow once they have found a reliable food source. Collectively, they feast on the polymer chains, breaking down the chemical bonds that hold the plastic together.
Our Bioplastic products are certified biodegradable and compostable according to the US Standard ASTM D 6400, European Standard EN 13432 and ASTM D 5511, ASTM D 5338, ASTM D 5209, ASTM D 5525 and ASTM G 21/22.