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National Shrinkwrap bring to you, Biolefin is an Oxo-biodegradable plastic. It’s a Big World, National Shrinkwrap Will Help You Shrink It! The Easiest Way to shrink wrap Soap, Candles, Baskets, CD’s, DVD’s, Artwork, Cookies and much, much more…
Biolefin is formulated to be totally degradable in the environment. At the end of its useful life, it fragments and oxidizes by the effect of light and heat. It then becomes assimilable by soil micro-organisms, and eventually disappears, leaving only water, carbon dioxide and biomass. Biolefin is actually a degradable plastic in which the degradation results from the action of naturally occurring microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and algae.
Oxo-biodegradation is recognized as a two-stage process. Oxo-biodegradable plastics do not simply disintegrate into smaller pieces of plastic that pollute the environment. Oxo-biodegradable plastics use a technology that is based on the well understood but slow reaction of conventional plastics with the oxygen in the air. The incorporation of Totally Degradable Plastic Additives (TDPA) accelerates this reaction in a very controlled way. This causes the products to physically disintegrate in an acceptable time period when they are exposed to air and sunlight or heat. The products of this degradation, which continues after physical changes to the film are seen, are not just small pieces of the original plastic but are chemically completely different. They are significantly oxidized, denser and hydrophilic. These degradation products are highly susceptible to biodegradation by microorganisms that are naturally present in the environment and their biodegradation has been demonstrated in independent peer-reviewed studies. This allows the return of the original plastic to the eco-cycle. Biodegradation occurs over a period of 1-3 years, comparable with most natural materials and completely satisfactory from an environmental viewpoint.
For complete information on Biolefin, click here. Art Marko, reports: The Holy Grail of shrinkwrapping has been a biodegradeable shrinkfilm. We are very pleased to announce the availability of BIOLEFIN…a food-grade, acid-free, biodegradeable shrink film with all the properties of our most popular film for wrapping soaps, candles, books, paper products, artwork and almost any other product. This film shrinks ultra clear, and is currently available in 14 and 18 inch widths, perforated or not, and allows the scent of your product to permeate the film, all the while offering the puncture resistance, clarity and strength you expect. This is currently NOT available for online-ordering but MAY BE INCLUDED IN WITH ANY NEW SYSTEM for an upcharge. Please call 1-800-423-7971 for details.