We can offer two types of degradable film, ingredients made from Soil Bio-plastics and also Oxo-Biodegradable resin.
Using MATER-BI technology in our range of Clear (transparent) films. Not only offering custom designed mulch film for growers, we also offer a wide range of specialised sowing equipment and film laying units to suit your requirements.
MATER-BI is a family of fully biodegradable and compostable bioplastics which use renewable resources to provide a solution with low environmental impact and to solve specific environmental problems in various sectors, such as agriculture, foodservice, packaging and the separate collection of organic waste.
A biodegradable material for agriculture must be biodegradable in the environment it will be left in. MATER-BI mulching film is OK Biodegradable Soil certified by the Austrian certification TÜV institute.
OK Biodegradable Soil is a specific programme which guarantees the complete biodegradability of MATER-BI mulching film and the absence of toxic effects in the soil and in the environment. In addition, MATER-BI mulching film complies with the principles on biodegradation and environmental impact laid down in International standards.
- European standard UNI EN 13432
- European standard UNI EN 17033
- American standard ASTM 6400
NOTE: range of properties relating to MATER-BI mulching film with thickness from 7 to 18 μm.
This additive is labelled as a “drop in technology” which is included the in-manufacturing process at our factory in Ireland. When the film is exposed in the field with the presence of oxygen and weather conditions it changes into a material with a different molecular structure. At the end of the process, it is no longer a plastic, and has changed into a material that is degradable (by bacteria and fungi) in the open environment. The product will degrade and biodegrade in a continuous, irreversible and unstoppable process leaving nothing more than carbon dioxide, water and biomass
Standards – The following standards are used for testing products containing d2w®
- British Standard 8472
- American ASTM D6954
- United Arab Emirates Standard 5009:2009
- French Accord T51-808
- Saudi Standard SASO 2879