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Compostable mulch films made of PLA blends

Compostable mulch films made of PLA blends
Bio-Flex is the first compostable mulch film based on a PLA blend. PLA blends are a mixture betweenPLA (polylactide) and further biodegradable polymers and additives. By means of a fermentative process, PLA is obtained from corn starch, among other products. The industrial production and application testing of these new PLA mulch films has shown that in comparison to other biodegradable films, Bio-Flex degrades slower and is less sensitive to climatic variations. Bio-Flex has also shown to be able to be produced efficiently on conventional extruders, such as those used in the production of LDPE films. PLA mulch films can be laid out with conventional laying machines without difficulty, and in agricultural applications, after a crop yield, the product will continue to degrade in the soil.

The granules and the film used in Bio-Flex are fully compostable according to EN 13432, and are certified according to DIN Certco, OK Compost, NFU 52001 and Ecocert.

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