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Diamant develops biodegradable film

Toronto-based Diamant Art Corp., has taken the plunge into the biodegradable pallet wrap market.


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November 25, 2005 by Canadian Plastics

Toronto-based Diamant Art Corp., has taken the plunge into the biodegradable pallet wrap market.
Diamant’s wholly owned subsidiary, Bio-Plastics Inc., announced it has sent its Oxo-Biodegradable pallet wrap samples for testing to one of its U.S. distributors.
According to the Oxo-Biodegradable Plastics Institute (OPI), Oxo-Biodegradable plastics (OBP’s) are traditionally polyolefins that undergo a two-step degradation, initially by an oxidative process that is promoted by catalytic additives and by biodegradation.
Back on October 14, personnel from Diamant Film’s manufacturing facility in Switzerland and EPI Environmental Products Inc. met at Diamant Film’s offices in Toronto, Canada to develop with Environmental Products Inc. (EPI) the preliminary formulation for its Diamant Film using Totally Degradable Plastics Additives (TPDA) Oxo-Biodegradable technology to create Bio-Diamant Film.
EPI has developed of Oxo-Biodegradable technology using TDPA additives, which Diamant is leveraging to produce Bio-Diamant film.
Processed on standard manufacturing machines, TDPA-incorporated plastics maintain the same product performance and characteristics as non-degradable plastics, until degradation is triggered by one or all triggers of heat, sunlight, or enhanced mechanical stress.
TDPA based plastic products will degrade and ultimately biodegrade, and once biodegrading is complete all that remains is carbon dioxide, water and biomass, all of which are part of the normal bio-cycle, Diamant said.