Solanyl Biopolymers Inc
Canada

Biopolymer Biodegradability

Waste is a growing problem whether it is contained in our expanding landfills, or scattered as litter found on land or in our water system. Petroleum based plastics can persist in the environment for hundreds of years. Plastic is a versatile product that has reduced the weight of goods transported throughout the world but not all products require the resilience of plastic, especially disposable items.

Biodegradable plastics offer a solution to these problems by providing a light weight, semi-water resistant polymer that will degrade over time when exposed to microorganisms commonly found in soil.

Proper biodegradability is more than just breaking plastic products into smaller pieces. This is sometimes accomplished by adding components to petroleum based plastics that allow it to break down when exposed to light or water. Although ‘out of sight, out of mind” makes people feel better, the fact remains that small pieces of petroleum based plastics can still cause problems in the environment. A much better solution is to use bioplastics that break down into its natural components through composting

Solanyl Biopolymers are made from biological materials and decompose into biological materials leaving nothing behind except good nutrients to start the growing cycle again. Solanyl bioplastic granules are certified biodegradable and compostable according to the standards set by the European Union (EN 13432).

How long will Solanyl Biopolymers last?

Some things are not meant to last forever. Solanyl products lifespan can be adjusted in a variety of ways:

For example, plant pots made from Solanyl Bioplastic will last six months in greenhouse conditions if using the thin walled 4 inch pot, but will last 2+ years as a promotional item.

We will help you determine the best formula to suit your application and product design.