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A lot can be said about biodegradability and as a matter of fact a lot is said. On a long enough timeline everything can be determined to be biodegradable, but to separate fact from fiction, and fact from greenwashing, we are glad that companies like TÜV Austria determine standards to ensure that biodegradability means exactly that.

We are happy to announce that Tianan Biologic’s Enmat Y1000P PHBV has been certified OK Biodegradable Marine by TÜV Austria. Coming two months after the OK Compost Home certification, by TÜV Austria as well, this welcome news makes Y1000P PHBV a truly sustainable and biodegradable material solution.

Helian Polymers BV has been distributing Enmat Y1000P from stock for over a decade.

As per TÜV Austria’s website:

“Considering the fact that most of the marine debris is land based, marine biodegradability is an added value to any product regardless of where it is consumed. The chance that it eventually lands up at sea will always exist.”

By extensively testing in seawater the certification ensures that the material is truly biodegradable. After 12 weeks a part with a thickness of 52 micron was 100% disintegrated. Tests were carried out by OWS Belgium.

Y1000P is also OK Compost Home certified. Click here to read more.

Video courtesy of TÜV Austria

Enmat Y1000P PHBV by Tianan Biologic has already proven to be a versatile material in use for many applications. It is a thermoplastic resin that can be used in injection molding, thermoforming and extrusion. PHBV is made by bacterial fermentation and is 100% biobased and 100% biodegradable. This material is heat-resistant up to 160ºC. PHBV can be blended with other biopolymers such as PLA, starch based polymers or synthetic biobased polyesters. It contains a nucleating agent to induce and promote crystallization . Blending with PHBV leads to a better flexibility and improved temperature resistance. PHBV is also available as a powder

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