Compostability & Biodegradability
At BioLogiQ we support the concept of the Circular Economy and think everyone should do their best to increase recycling rates for all plastics. At the same time, we support the concept of Sustainable Materials Management (SMM). We are also realists and know that today only a relatively small portion of all plastics are actually being recycled.
For plastics that do "leak out" of the closed loop recycling system or that are designed so that they are difficult or almost impossible to be recycled, we support the use of biodegradable plastic. BioLogiQ’s NuPlastiQ® BioPolymers are durable and shelf stable. They will not degrade (fragment) or cause degradation simply because of the presence of oxygen or UV light.
NuPlastiQ BC Resins:
NuPlastiQ GP is designed to be blended with other resins. We show you how to use NuPlastiQ to help you design plastic products that will biodegrade if they are disposed into an environment that is rich in microorganisms. Blending NuPlastiQ GP with other biodegradable resins such as PHA, PBAT or PLA will result in NuPlastiQ BC products that biodegrade in Industrial Compost conditions and meet ASTM-D-6400 and EN13432 standardands. In its pure form, NuPlastiQ GP will biodegrade as fast or faster than cellulose or any other kind of bioplastic on the market today. NuPlastiQ GP and BC resins have passed ASTM-D6400 testing and are certified by Vincotte (new TUV certification) to pass the criteria established by EN13432 for compostability.
* All tests we performed by independent third-party laboratories. Copies of the reports are available for review. These results may not be applied to all products made using NuPlastiQ.
NuPlastiQ MD Resins:
NuPlastiQ GP is certified as ‘OK Biodegradable Marine’ by TUV. We have also designed some thin films that biodegrade within one year in ocean water when tested according to ASTM-D6691.
NuPlastiQ CB Resins:
We can design custom blends to meet unique requirements for combinations of recyclability and biodegradability in a variety of environments such as ocean, soil, landfill and home compost.