In September, 2019, DSS Plastics Group is proud to announce the first compostable inkjet event credential for the card industry. Using a bio-degradable plastic core that uses an additive to compost mixed with our propietary inkjet materials allows the event staff to place compost bins around the location so the credentials are neutral to the environment.
The compostable plastic core material is a rigid PVC product made from normal PVC resin and formulation for calender line production. Performance of the biodegradable bioPVC ™ film is the same as standard PVC film. Under normal every day usage of the bioPVC ™ film, the material maintains its integrity. It can get wet, be left on the shelf, left in a wallet, off-set, litho and silk screen printed, vacuum formed, die-cut, embossed and corona treated without breaking down. The biodegradation process begins onlywhen the bioPVC ™ film is introduced into a fertile environment (compost, land fill, trash dump, the ground, lakes, rivers and the ocean) that allows microorganisms, which break down matter, to come into constantcontact with the bioPVC ™ film. Once that happens the “special ingredients” attract the microorganisms that begin to break the hydrogen-carbon chain that exists in the PVC. Once the chain is broken, this allows oxygen to enter which will attach itself to the hydrogen and carbon creating H2O (water) and CO2 (carbon dioxide). The lone chlorine atom bonds to a hydrogen atom, creating a very weak salt that does not have any adverse effect on the ecosystem. The biodegradation process works in both aerobic and anaerobic conditions therefore the absence of oxygen or water will not keep the bioPVC ™ film from biodegrading. All that is needed are the microorganisms.
To find out more about this product, please contact Mike Caulley at 415=585-9600.