Find out how Hydropol™ can positively impact your business
Hydropol™ is inherently biodegradable. When given the right balance of environment and microbial presence it will biodegrade to carbon dioxide, water and mineralised natural biomass.
The positive implications for animals and the natural environment are significant.
Currently, the plastics used to enhance the functionality of paper and paperboard are almost exclusively non-recoverable and non-recyclable.
Hydropol™ gives the necessary functionality but offers two viable recycling options within existing industry-standard paper recovery processes: hot washing and re-pulping.
Hydropol™ can be used with another plastic to create a dual-layer barrier film with at least equivalent functional properties of a multi-layer film.
Additionally, a simple hot water wash system can then remove the Hydropol™ layer, enabling the other material to be cleanly separated and recycled.
The availability of a stable pellet form enables the excellent functionality of the base polymer to be exploited more widely.
Hydropol™ can be used varyingly as a single barrier layer, a laminate, an extrusion coat or it can be blended with other biopolymers to form completely new biomaterials. Hydropol™ also has potential use in injection moulding and thermoforming.
We think Hydropol™ has the potential to transform the way industries view, use and reuse raw materials. For example, it could be an ideal packaging solution for the food industry.
It is particularly suited for packaging food since it’s FDA approved and acts as an oil, solvent and air barrier, keeping dried or fresh food products fresher for longer. It can be produced in a range of weights and thicknesses, can be clear or coloured and printed directly on without Corona treatment.
Hydropol™ is particularly good in a hazardous waste scenario such as those present in hospitals. As it is a strong, flexible and highly-effective barrier, Hydropol™ can be used to create anti-infection barriers in aprons, gloves and cytotoxic bags.