These bags will only break down quickly when there is warmth, moisture and bacterial colonies i.e. conditions found in landfill. The fungi and bacteria can then break the material down, producing water, biomass and carbon dioxide.
Please note that these bags are not certified as compostable according to EU standard EN13432.
The oxo-biodegradable properties does not effect the strength of the bag as they will not start to lose their physical properties for approximately two years under the correct conditions.
When a green image is important to your business then these bags are a step in the right direction.
Same quality and strength as our premium bubble bags .
Machine tolerance of +/- 5%
Not a perfect solution but can be regarded as a greener option than standard bubble wrap.
The technical stuff…
Biodegradable bubble bags are made from a formulation containing a mixture of a non hazardous metal ion pro-oxidant system and a biodegradation initiator. Basically, these bubble bags will promote the growth of microbial colonies to break them down over time. Don’t worry, this doesn’t happen straight away ! You wont open your box of bubble bags and find a pile of green mush ! The process of degradation is accelerated in higher temperatures and high UV levels which can take up to two years to begin. This material is the same used in retail carrier bags and is now found in a broad range of polyethylene based products. It is very clever stuff and helps prevent our landfill sites being filled with polythene products that will take thousands of years to degrade !
All biodegradable bubble bags are made from our premium strength bubble wrap. We also offer a bespoke service in these grades .
Please email or call our office for a free sample service .
This product must still be recycled responsibly.
|Type||Film Thickness (mu)||Bubble + Film Thickness (mm)||Colour||Minimum Width (mm)||Maximum Width (mm)||Minimum Height (mm)||Maximum Height (mm)||Usage|
|Standard Premium||70||3||Clear||55||750||55||730||High protection and contains 30% recycled material|
|Biodegradable Premium||70||3||Green Tint||55||750||55||730||High protection and eco friendlier|
|Anti-Static Premium||70||3||Pink Tint||55||750||55||730||High protection for electrical components|
|Double Laminated Premium||70||5||Clear||55||750||55||730||Superior protection for heavy duty or particularly fragile items. Contains 30% recycled material|