Traditional plastic biodegrades slowly over thousands of years, EnviroShield™ helps speed up this process significantly.
EnviroShield™ is an organic additive that causes the plastic to fully biodegrade through a series of aerobic or anaerobic processes in a landfill disposal environment.
Supplied as masterbatch pellets in a 1% load to the most widely used plastic resins, EnviroShield™ can be used for extruded film and sheet (blown or cast), blow moulding, injection moulded and roto-moulded products and parts. The addition of EnviroShield™ allows your product to retain its desired attributes without adversely affecting its integrity and cosmetics.
Biodegradable yet strong
EnviroShield™ is designed to start the plastic biodegradation process only after reacting with microbes found in landfills, making the plastic material breakdown in an accelerated speed while retaining the same strength and quality as non-treated plastic.
Versatile and compatible
EnviroShield™ can be used in a variety of plastic applications. From disposable single-use products to custom-engineered durable goods, and with conventional equipment without changing any process settings. EnviroShield™ can be used with a wide variety of materials like PE, PP, PVC, PS and PET.
Tested and proven
EnviroShield™ has been tested using the ASTM D5511, ASTM D5209 and ISO 14855 / ASTM D5338 test methods and proven to biodegrade plastic at a highly accelerated rate.
- No heavy metals and is ecologically safe
- Degraded product returns to the environment not as small particles but as biomass and humus
How does EnviroShield™ work?
Plastic products made with biodegradable resin will break down in nearly all landfills or wherever else they may end up. Microbes available in the soil and the soil conditions increase the rate of degradation. Enviro-Shield products create a continuous self-sustaining process where microbes in the soil react with the additive and form “biofilms”. Biofilms create enzymes and acids that breakdown long-chain hydrocarbon molecules. The microbe’s natural acids and enzymes take over to metabolise the material into water and methane.