Oxo biodegradable additives

d2w additive for the biodegradation of plastics

The technology behind d2w additive converts plastic, at the end of its service life, into a material that can be re-absorbed by the earth without causing any harm, through an oxo-biodegradation process. The d2w additive guarantees the original properties of conventional plastic but controls its service life so that it can serve its purpose and then degrade itself completely. It can also be re-used and recycled.

It has been proven that plastics containing the d2w additive begin the oxo-biodegradation process after three years and after five years they are completely biodegraded. As opposed to conventional plastics, which take over 100 years to break down, this new technologies is very environmentally friendly as it helps to reduce plastic waste.

The intelligent plastic cycle

  1. The d2w additive is regularly added to the polymer’s base resin at levels of 1% during the manufacturing process; d2w maintains the properties of plastic throughout its service life.
  2. Biodegradation begins at the end of its pre-determined service life, as a result of the presence of oxygen. Ultraviolet radiation, humidity, heat, and/or mechanical stress accelerate the process.
  3. Molecules continue to break down and fragment until they are so small that microbial activity biodegrades them.

 

d2w is exclusively used for the manufacture of polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

Additive d2p for the protection against bacteria and fungi

d2p technology provides protection against microbes and fungi and is designed for specific applications. d2p acts as a means of protection against cross-contamination, health infections, food contamination, and bad smells, among other things. Added to this, it increases the product’s shelf life, it prevents fungal growth, thus reducing the amounts of preservatives added to food and reducing food waste.

This is how d2p interacts::

  1. The active ingredient enters the membrane of the microorganism, thus harming the cell wall before penetrating the cell.
  2. The active ingredient interacts with enzymes, thus de-activating its vital molecules.
  3. At the final stage it interacts with the cell’s DNA in order to stop it from reproducing.

 

d2p can be used in PE, PVC, PS, PET and PP, which means it can be used for the manufacture of plastic bottles, bags and film; plastic packaging for food, containers, utensils and plastic products used in medical facilities. It is usually recommended to add between 1% and 2% to prevent bacterial and fungal growth.