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biodegradability

[‚bī·ō·di‚grād·ə′bil·əd·ē]
(materials)
The characteristic of a substance that can be broken down by microorganisms.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Sarcosinates meet European regulations for ultimate biodegradability and can be formulated globally into products where environmentally friendly claims are required for customer use.
Stephen Crimmin, business director at film supplier CT Film, Schaumburg, IL, said there is still" a lot of interest but not a lot of action" on the issue of biodegradability. A lot of this may have to do with the poor reception starch-based films received.
It was also pointed out that if biodegradability was causing confusion among consumers it was because of the plastics industry's attempt to market biodegradable products that truly do not degrade in the same sense that cotton degrades.
The biodegradability of petroleum waxes has been outlined in numerous packaging related technical papers while their non-toxic nature allows for use in numerous edible products and food packaging applications.
In an Annex to the Decision are listed technical data and upper limits for different types of product and their ingredients for toxicity, biodegradability, and percentage of soluble and insoluble inorganic matter...JJ:(AME)
The colorants are screened for ecotoxicity and comply with ASTM and DIN test standards for biodegradability, Eastman reports.
It would seem only natural that the cotton producers would promote the biodegradability aspects of their fiber as the world's eyes continue to focus on the environment.
* The European Commission (EC) put forth a proposal for a new regulation on detergents that tightens rules on the biodegradability of surfactants and on labeling.
Here's a hint: it's not just about biodegradability. Styrofoam has become such an acceptable product of every day that people often don't understand how it harms the environment.
With this creation, Kerastase was determined to lower the brand's environmental impact by choosing ingredients with high biodegradability, which ranges from 96% to 99% across the collection.
After revising its stock board, The EyeBag Company will replace the varnish that is currently used on the product with a machine coating that guarantees total biodegradability, plus plastic security seals will be replaced by paper ones.
Glyoxal Demand to Increase as Chemical Industry Emphasizes on Sustainability Major investments in the chemical industry are aimed at developing chemical intermediates with higher biodegradability. Glyoxal is one of the important chemical intermediates used across niche industry verticals for its higher biodegradability.