Bio Degradable Masterbatch

The term ‘Oxo-biodegradability’ is a hybridisation of two words; oxidation and biodegradability. It
defines clearly a two step process initiated in this case by the additive degrading (breaking up) the
polymer chain in order to make it available for biodegradability within the environment when a treated
item has finished its useful life.

Advantages

Effectively accelerates degradation of polymers in the presence of Sunlight & Oxygen
Makes plastic disposal easy & safe
Effective at low concentrations
Non-carcinogenic
RoHS Compliant
No Issues of bleed or bloom
Ease of processibility

Mode of Action

UV triggers the break-chain reaction in the polymers
The metallic oxides act by breaking the polymer bonds into functionalised fragments in the presence of sunlight & oxygen.

Areas of Application Plastic/Polymer Industry

Used in plastic processing during moulding, extrusion or blow-moulded components Ideal for Shopping Bags, Grain Bags, Plastic Containers, Mulch Films, Packaging bags, Liners etc.