Process

 

Biodegradable Polymers

 

Additives in Ecorite Imaging's biodegradable plastics enable microbes to break long polymer chains. In landfill or elsewhere in the environment, microorganisms find hospitable conditions to colonize and naturally convert the plastic into non-toxic elements over a relatively short time.

 

 

Chemical Process


Bio-additives, mixed with the plastic when fabricated, expand the molecular structure of the polymer chain with nutrient rich organic compounds. 

 

Microbes feed upon the nutrients embedded in the plastic. They secrete acids that further break down the plastic and attract other microbes to fully decompose the substrate wherever it ends up in the environment.

 

The nutrients that start the biodegrading process, encourage microbial life to thrive on these plastics whether it is in an Aerobic (oxygen based ecosystem) ie: Land or Water; or an Anaerobic (no oxygen ecosystem) ie: Sewage or Landfill.

 

 

A mix of naturally occurring biogases, water, and ecologically inert compounds are the result of the complete biodegradation process.  Biogas produced is either carbon dioxide (Aerobic ecosytem) or methane (Anaerobic ecosystem).