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1

What are biodegradable polymers?

Plastics that can degrade (oxo-degradable) within 5 years.

2

What additive can be used to render most polymers 100% degradable within 1-5 years?

The bio-batch additive.

3

What are the properties of Biopol polylactide PLA?

It breaks down in 6 months
Can be used in place of ABS
Can also be soft like LDPE
Cellulose based

4

What is biopol polylactide PLA used for?

Medical implants such as screws, pins, plates etc.

5

What is lactel?

An absorbable water soluble polymer that breaks down in minutes.

6

What can lactel be used for?

Pill capsules.

7

What else can be used in lactel's place?

Lactide, glycolide and ecofilm.