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MDV BioStar® - Environmentally friendly

BioStar® is our trademark for oxo-biodegradable PE and PP based films developed to begin the degradation process at pre-determined start times.

Info

BioStar® is the extension of our filmic product range to include a range of oxo-biodegradale films.
In comparison with other such films available in the market, the beginning of the degradation process can be pre-determined when specifying BioStar®

 

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Function

How does BioStar® work ?

  1. The degradation process begins with exposure to UV and oxygen in the atmosphere; this means that the polymer chains begin to be destroyed.
  2. Now begins the build-up of microbes, which will ultimately destroy the polymer chains in the film.
  3. At the end of the reaction, the residues consist solely of H2O, CO2 and biomass.
  4. The degradation process can be steered according to the customer’s wish, within a pre-determined period of 6 to 36 months. Prior to the initiation of the degradation process, BioStar® can be used as a normal PE- or PP-film.

 

How can the degradation period be set?

The following information is required before the correct degradation period can be programmed:

operational area/application/climatic conditions
maximum storage time
when should the degradation process begin and what should be the life of the product?

 

Storage and usage

We recommend that BioStar® should not be stored for more than 8 months from the date of delivery. It is delivered in secure packaging and after part use should always be re-packaged using the same black packaging film. By using this black film, the degradation process of BioStar® is stopped.

BioStar® should be stored in dry conditions, safe from exposure to sunlight, and in room temperatures not exceeding 38°C.

Advantages

Advantages of BioStar® compared with compostable films:

  • attractive price
  • better convertibility
  • better printability
  • higher tear- and tensile strength
  • choice between PE and PP films
  • thicknesses available from 10 to 400 microns
  • customer’s choice of colour can be produced
  • degradation timing conditions can be pre-determined by the customer
  • is recyclable

Application

Application areas of BioStar®:

  • courier and mail order envelopes and bags
  • coating and lamination 
  • food packaging
  • inlay films for carton and container packaging
  • shrink films
  • wrapping film, pot sticks, hanging labels
  • self- adhesive labels, tapes
  • films for the graphics industry
  • packaging
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