In today’s world, sustainability is a crucial aspect of product development. That’s why a 100% biodegradable polymer that can be used for injection molding, blow molding, or 3D printing is a significant step towards reducing plastic pollution. This new material is TUV certified, and nature can break it down by itself. Making it a perfect fit for eco-conscious consumers and producers.
One of the unique features of this material is that it is biodegradable (*2). Biopolymers are raw materials of the future for all current disposable applications. It is able to get decomposed by the action of micro-organisms such as bacteria or fungi biological, even without oxygen. Most biodegradable and compostable plastics are called bioplastic and they are generally made from plants (such as bamboo or sugarcane) rather than fossil fuels. It depends on the size of the material how long it exactly takes to fully degrade. Films produced with MatX’s biodegradable material named BDGX are capable of degrading in nature in a few months. If you compare this with PET-materials that takes 500 years to break down, making the switch to BDGX is a huge step forward for a better environment.
Because the material of MatX has an official food contact declaration it can be used in for example a fully biodegradable coffee cup. This coffee cup can be made with the MatX biodegradable material, which is biodegradable among other things. It degrades in just several weeks under home compostable circumstances. That is an enormous progress compared to a standard coffee cup of which the breakdown process takes <50 years. In this way it is possible to sort the coffee cups with the organic waste because it is not harmful to nature. This would make a huge difference because of the immeasurable number of coffee cups that are consumed daily. This is just one example of endless possibilities.
Some applications and benefits
*2: According to TÜV AUSTRIA, MatX is certificated to use the conformity mark ‘OK compost HOME’.
*3: Depending on the thickness of the material, the degrading process may vary.
Why use our BDGX
Biodegradable polymers are designed to break down naturally in the environment, reducing the impact on landfills and the natural world. This makes them an excellent choice for customers who are looking to reduce their environmental footprint and promote sustainability.
One of the key benefits of biodegradable polymers is their versatility. They can be used in a wide range of applications, from food packaging and consumer goods to medical devices and construction materials. This makes them a popular choice for customers who are looking for a sustainable solution that can be used in a variety of contexts.
In addition to their environmental benefits and versatility, biodegradable polymers can also be cost-effective for customers. Because they are designed to break down naturally, they can reduce the need for costly disposal and waste management procedures.
Overall, everyone who use biodegradable polymers can enjoy a range of benefits, including reduced environmental impact, sustainability, versatility, and cost-effectiveness. By incorporating biodegradable polymers into their products, customers can demonstrate their commitment to both environmental responsibility and customer satisfaction.
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