Agricultural Film

By: Degradable Plastic  09-12-2011
Keywords: Plastic Products, Agricultural Applications, Heavy-duty Sacks

Degradable mulching films for agricultural applications are required to degrade within a very tight timeframe, but factors such as heat, light and stress, which affect the rate of biodegradation, will vary from region to region and even from farm to farm. Field trials of d2w mulching-film are currently in progress in nine countries worldwide, but this product will not be introduced until Symphony is satisfied with it in all respects.

d2w plastic is already available for heavy-duty sacks and for other plastic products for use in agriculture and horticulture.

Keywords: Agricultural Applications, Heavy-duty Sacks, Plastic Products,

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W technology can be used to shorten the life of a wide range of plastic products made from Polyethylene or Polypropylene, including single, multi layered and laminated degradable materials, and including virgin, recycled or blends of these polymers. Refuse sacks, which consumers buy in rolls at the shop, and use for disposal of their ordinary household waste.


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