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.
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.