Photodegradable


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Photodegradable

Substances that can be chemically decomposed by light. Photodegradable plastic, for example, becomes brittle and breaks into smaller pieces when exposed to sunlight.
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Mark Roeder says that Giant's photodegradable bags "may take 60 or 80 years to break down.
Other alternatives of waste reduction, such as the use of photodegradable mulch films, have also not been completely successful.
Photodegradable plastics is a big area of study for both Ciba and Ampacet.
Guillet was awarded a gold medal and Canada's patent number 1,000,000 for the invention of photodegradable plastics.
Currently, the biodegradable and photodegradable additive segments are fairly stable and companies involved have a customer base that is not increasing significantly.
Currently, the two most practical degradable plastics are photodegradable and biodegradable.
Demand for photodegradable plastics will increase at a significantly below average 5.
Biodegradable and photodegradable polymers made from petrochemical feedstocks are not included.
In 1977, he was honoured by the award of a gold medal and Canada's patent number 1,000,000 for the invention of photodegradable plastics.
Icarite IPSZ 130505, a polystyrene photodegradable concentrate designed for use in expandable polystyrene loosefill packaging, can be extruded at commonly used processing temperatures.
This photodegradable and biodegradable blanket has excellent erosion control by helping keep soil in place.