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Oxo-biodegradability is the Key

The term ‘Oxo-biodegradability’ is a hybridization of two words, oxidation and biodegradability. It defines clearly a two step process initiated in this case by the Reverte® additive to degrade the polymer chain (break up) and make it available for biodegradability within the environment when a treated item has finished its useful life.

The phase of oxidation reduces the molecular weight and introduces oxygen into the structure. This process transforms the polymer from long strands to much smaller lengths. By reducing the chain length of the polymer the material loses its physical strength and elongation properties making it brittle and none ‘plastic’. The biodegradability aspect refers to the conversion of these lower molecular weight species by bacteria into biomass, CO2 and H2O in an aerobic environment, or in the case of an anaerobic environment, CH4.

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Reverte® provides a technologically advanced,
cost-effective, and safe way degrade plastics

Reverte’s® unique formulation offers a greater degree of control and
predictability than our competitors’ offerings, along with several other advantages.

Reverte® is an innovative, state-of-the-art oxo-biodegradable product line used to degrade plastics, making it accessible to microbial life for bio-digestion into CO2, H2O and biomass when properly discarded.

The Reverte® oxo-degradable additive family is well suited to a wide range of processes and applications.  Reverte® is safe for food contact and has been used by many companies to provide a reliable and reproducible oxo-biodegradable and compostable profile around the world. It can be used in industrial and consumer packaging and other applications including agricultural mulch films, industrial film, food packaging (PE, BOPP, CPP and PET) and shopping bags (HDPE, LDPE).

Plastics incorporating Reverte® will ultimately oxo-degrade, making it accessible to microbial life for bio-digestion into CO2, H2O and biomass when properly discarded. Unlike competitive products, Reverte uses oil and natural gas based products to biodegrade the plastic, versus corn and starch, providing it with several advantages. Compared to other oxo-biodegradable additives currently available on the market, the Reverte® additives contain a unique two part control package that enhance its performance. 

Read about the advantages offered by Reverte®.

 

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