INNOVATION IN BIODEGRADABLE PRODUCTION
The term Bioplastic is used to identify two competently different concepts:
Biodegradable and biocompatible plastic materials
2. the origin of the raw material:
Plastic materials based on renewable sources or biomass
More in detail:
A material is termed “biodegradable” when biodegrading by external agents and / or by the action of microorganisms. The result of the biodegradation is the production of water, carbon dioxide or methane and small particles (residues, new biomass) non-
A material is “biocompostable” when it comes from renewable sources and is therefore already “biodegradable”; it is composed through the natural action of microorganisms present in the soil, without any intervention of other induced substances, generally in a medium-short
toxic for the environment. Biodegradability of the product does not automatically mean its biocompatibility.
period of time. The current European standards in synthesis require that after 180 days, 90% of the carbon is transformed into CO2 in accordance with EN 13432 for packing.
TLO-FILM DECOMPOSITION PHASES
After 1 week
After 2 weeks
After 3 weeks
After 4 weeks
After 6 weeks
After 8 weeks
After 10 weeks
After 12 weeks
it implements a biological, chemical and physical process that ends with bio-assimilation of the material in the ecosystem;
with the bio-assimilation of the material, the same is used as nutrition from the microorgamisms present in the soil creating humus, usable for agricultural applications and thus returning in the full Earth's life cycle.