PRODUCT COMPARISON

Comparison of Biodegradable technology with 2 major technologies in the market.
100% biodegradable in landfill?
YesNoNo
100% recyclable with other mainstream plastics?YesNoNo
Special storage conditions
required?
NoYesNo
Shelf life / has expiration
dates?
NoYesNo
Will degrade when exposed to sunlight or high heat?NoYesNo
Will biodegrade in commercial and municipal composts?YesNoYes
Fragments into small pieces
in air?
NoYesNo
Needs oxygen in order to
biodegrade?
NoYesYes
Comparison of BioPigmenia with OXO technology
Sensitive to LightNoYes
Sensitive to HeatNoYes
Sensitive to Mechanical stressNoYes
Limited shelf and service lifeNoYes
Risk of breaking down to pieces in storageNoYes
Breakdown to pieces during service lifeNoYes
Breakdown into little pieces when litteredNoYes
Risk to recycling streamNoYes
Optimal dosage1%1-5%
100% active ingredient and no carrier resinYesNo
Multiple additives for different resinsNoYes
Special storage for additiveNoYes
Special storage for treated applicationNoYes
Number of steps to biodegradationOneTwo
Biodegradable in LandfillYesNo
Biodegradable in compostYesNo
Compostable in ASTM 6400Poise to passNo
Compatible with recyclingYesNo
ASTM 5511YesNo
ASTM 5338YesNo
Simulated LandfillYesNo
Third party laboratory test and verification of biodegradationYesN/A

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