Comparison of competing degradable plastic technologies

ECM MasterBatch™
Oxo-Degrader‡
Bioplastics+
For Biodegradation
• Biodegradable* (on land, in land, in water)
• Biodegradable* in landfill, as litter or backyard compost



For Recycling
• 100% Recyclable at any time
• Compatible with the recycle stream



For Properties
• No special storage conditions required
• Shelf life is indefinite
• Not degraded by exposure to heat, light or external stresses during
storage, shipping, handling or use
• Does not fragment during degradation
• Degradation begins at the time of disposal – not before












For Performance
• Performance not negatively affected by over loading
• No UV or anti-oxidant additives are needed, improving product performance
• When compared to the original material in the application, physical properties are unchanged and no redesign of end product needed






For Processing
• Can be processed with conventional equipment
• No changes to the process settings required
• Biodegradable* with 1% loading in PE, PP, PVC, PS and PET






For the Environment
• No heavy metals, ecologically safe
• Degraded product returns to the environment not as small particles, but as biomass and humus


For the Bottom Line
• Cost effective
‡ EPI Environmental Products Inc., Symphony Environmental, Inc., etc.
+ PLA, Mater-Bi®, PHB and combinations (NatureWorks LLC., Novamont S.p.A., et al.)
* 49.28% biodegradation in 900 days under non-typical conditions. No evidence of further biodegradation.
° Only in industrial/municipal composting facilities
ECM BioFilms, Inc.
Victoria Place – Suite 225, 100 South Park Place, Painesville, Ohio 44077 U.S.A.
Phone: 440.350.1400 · Toll Free in U.S.A.: 888.220.2792 · Fax: 440.350.1444
Email: biodeg@ecmbiofilms.com ·Website: ecmbiofilms.com
* 49.28% biodegradation in 900 days under non-typical conditions. No evidence of further biodegradation.