Understanding the unique Enzymoplast® technology and the benefits, please find below answers to the questions often asked.

Q1. Which polymers does it work in?

Enzymoplast® is suitable for use in LLDPE, HDPE, Polystyrenes and PET’s.

Q2. Is Enzymoplast® food safe?

Yes – Plastics products containing Enzymoplast® are food safe and since 4th December 2012 are now certified according to US FDA Standard number 177.1520.

Q3. Will the shelf life of end-user products be affected?

No - Enzymoplast® does not activate until it goes to Landfill or Composting.

The ingredients will not affect your product in the warehouse, on the shelf our average shelf life is 18 months, however we have the technology to control this element.

Q4. Does Enzymoplast® negatively affect the environment?

No – Enzymoplast® is based on organic ingredients only, contains no heavy metals or genetically modified crops and is a 100% non-toxic.

Q5. Will the final product be biodegradable?

Yes – Enzymoplast® biodegrades plastic through bacterial / microbial action.

Q6. Is Enzymoplast® a photo or oxo degradable?

No – UV light or heat does not degrade products, polymer chains are broken down by enzyme and bacterial processes.

Q7. Will Enzymoplast® based product be Compostable?

Yes – Compostability regulations mean that a product must be over 90% degraded within a 180 day period in accordance to EN protocol for cellulose based product. Enzymoplast® products will breakdown in home or industrial composters.

Q8. Will my Enzymoplast® based product conform to EN 13432?

Yes- EN13432 is a regulation designed to protect the integrity of biodegradation and industrial composting. The requirement is for fast biodegradation of products to be converted into CO2 and bio-mass.

Q9. How fast will my Enzymoplast® products biodegrade?

This depends on the thickness of the end product and on the correct bacterial/environmental conditions. Products containing Enzymoplast® will start to biodegrade from 90 days under composting conditions

Q10. Is there a logo to indicate my Enzymoplast® product is biodegradable?

No – As it is new and cutting edge technology there is no specific protocol for PE based products at present, there are only symbols to indicate polymer type for recycling, however we have accreditation to cover our technology that normally only applies to cellulose based products.

Q11. Can my Enzymoplast®products be recycled?

Yes - Plastic containing Enzymoplast® can be recycled.

Q12. If I use more a higher percentage of Enzymoplast® Master Batch does it work faster?

Yes- Enzymoplast® is infused into biofilms to biodegrade the polymers, and concentrations and percentages will affect speed and rate of biodegradation.


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