Reverte™ at the BOPET film conference

Cologne 15th - 16th June 2016

Wells Plastics Limited attended the recent BOPET Film 2016 conference organised by AMI in Cologne, with Technical Manager, Dr Gary Ogden FIMMM, CSci, presenting a paper entitled “Oxo-biodegradable BOPET film – the complete package for flexible laminate packaging” in which the science behind oxo-biodegradable additive masterbatch for PET film was explained in detail using independent analysis of material tested to the three tiers approach prescribed in ASTM D6954-04(2013).

The paper, presented to an audience of over 130 delegates from all aspects of the global PET industry, demonstrated how produces a two stage oxo-degradation phase, where in the first phase a stabilised period of use is induced, prior to a shorter period of accelerated oxo-degradation of the PET molecules. It demonstrated that the oxo-degraded molecules are biodegraded by the action of microbial digestion and that the oxo-degradation and biodegradation by-products are non-toxic as measured by OECD 207 & 208.

The presentation was favourably met with considerable positive discussions during and after the Q&A session, correcting misperceptions and confirming how many commonly made public statements regarding the action and efficacy of oxo-biodegradable technology are incorrect.