Biodegradable film is used increasingly widely in industry, agriculture, horticulture, and generally in all fields where packaging should undergo spontaneous decomposition in the natural environment. The purpose of replacing the petrochemical polyethylenes used so far with biodegradable films is to convert waste into natural biomass (soil with nutrients), water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the process of material decomposition by microorganisms. Biodegradation may occur in an aerobic or anaerobic environment, yielding the following products:
– carbon dioxide under aerobic conditions
– methane under anaerobic conditions.
Compost obtained in this way can be used for reclamation of degraded industrial areas.
Implementing this eco-innovation on a large scale will result in a reduction in the amount of plastic waste stored in landfills. Another advantage is that biodegradable film can be processed together with organic waste in either industrial or household composting plants, depending on the raw material used. A typical source of biodegradable raw materials is maize, which undergoes a process of fermentation followed by dehydration and polymerisation to obtain material with such properties.
When it comes to products based on biodegradable raw materials, our range includes packaging film which our customers use for collective packaging of food and hygiene products.