Environmental plastics solutions provider Enso Plastics has introduced two new technologies, in a bid to address the growing global plastic pollution issue.
Both technologies, Enso Renew and Enso Restore, are said to have the potential to change the way plastics are used around the globe.
Renewable thermo polymer (RTP) Enso Renew is derived from the waste process of agriculture, with a carbon footprint 75% lower than polyethylene.
The high heat renewable biopolymer results in home and industrial compostable, as well as marine degradable, plastics.
Enso Renew has been designed to meet the needs of applications that seek renewable solutions to further sustainability goals using plant-based material.
Traditional plastics when blended with the polymer will combine bio-based content with the durability of traditional plastics, making them suitable for partially durable renewable solutions.
Said to be the latest development of biodegradable additives, Enso Restore offers improvements to biodegradable performance and processability / compatibility.
The biodegradable additive, which also eliminates the higher scrap rates of competing biodegradable additives, creates environmental as well as cost advantages.
The additive works with lightweight packaging and thin film applications, as well as all with various resin types, including PE, PP, PET, PS, rubber, nitrile and polyurethane, among others.
Enso Plastics provides biodegradable and biobased solutions and brings new solutions to market to meet the demands of sustainability, home or industrial compostability, landfill biodegradability, marine degradability and recyclability.
Image: Heat renewable biopolymer Enso Renew has a reduced carbon footprint compared to polyethylene. Photo courtesy of ENSO Plastics.