We are proud to announce that Tianan Biologic’s Enmat Y1000P PHBV has been officially certified with the “OK Compost Home” conformity mark by TÜV Austria. This approval states that the material can be composted at lower, ambient temperatures. This means that the products made with the material ENMAT Y1000P up to 600 microns will be at least 90% degraded within 6 months in home or garden compost.
Tests carried out by OWS in Belgium have resulted in full biodegradation within 75 days at 600 microns (in accordance with ISO 14855-1) and full disintegration in less than 26 weeks in accordance with ISO 20200. This makes Enmat Y1000P, for a decade and a half available through Helian Polymers, a true compostable material. It has already proven to be a versatile material in use for many applications.
This certification is not based on a single standard, but has been at the basis of various subsequent standards implemented in Australia, France and the EU over the past years. Find out more about Tianan Biologic
Tianan Biologic has been a partner of Helian Polymers for nearly a decade and a half, ever since Helian Polymers started working with bioplastics. With the creation of our PHAradox brand we are intensifying this cooperation and import the Enmat materials in ever greater numbers, with the Y1000P being one of the bestsellers.
Having the Enmat Y1000P home compostable certified is one of the mutual efforts we have been working on for the past year, as well as having Y1000P as one of its main building blocks to develop PHA based material solutions for a wide range of applications.
About Enmat Y1000P
ENMAT Y1000P PHBV polymer 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 (Product code: ENMAT Y1000).