Additive launched that renders plastic packaging biodegradable

By Kate Bertrand Connolly, Powder & Bulk Solids magazine   

News additive biodegrade plastics Symphony Environmental Technologies

UK-based Symphony Environmental Technologies has launched an additive that plastics manufacturers can use to make packaging biodegrade harmlessly in natural land and marine environments, the company says.

Symphony’s d2w additive uses biodegradable plastic technology, reports Powder & Bulk Solids, to enable conventional plastic to break down sufficiently for bacteria and fungi to bio-assimilate it.

The additive is compatible with polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP), including linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP).

Product applications include packaging films, shopping bags, rigid containers, and closures.

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Above: Symphony Environmental’s biodegradable additive enables PE, PP, and related plastic packaging to degrade harmlessly into carbon dioxide, water, and biomass without creating microplastics.

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