Technical Information

Material properties

Hydropol™ has several useful material properties – it is hot or warm water soluble, stable and storable, high-strength, heat sealable, electrostatic-resistant and is naturally resistant to UV light.

Owing to its high hydrolysis level, Hydropol™ reacts to water at controlled temperatures and has a much wider range of potential applications than cold water-soluble flakes. Click here to discover more about the unique properties of Hydropol™.


Hydropol™ will work at varying hydrolysis levels but is predominantly designed for high hydrolysis to maximise application potential.

Stable and storable

As Hydropol™ has been formulated into a standard plastic pellet, it is stable in normal storage conditions


Hydropol™ is approximately 3 times stronger than polyethylene at the same thickness of film


Hydropol™ can be heat sealed using standard heat-sealing processes


Hydropol™ is designed to naturally dissipate electrostatic energy


Hydropol™ is naturally resistant to UV light

Technical Sheets

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View Aquapak’s guide to the different grades of Hydropol™ and their application suitability:

Guide to Hydropol™ Grade Suitability


Hydropol Technical Data Sheets

Hydropol 30120 series

Aquapak currently has three principle products in pelletised form: The Hydropol 30120 series is a hot water soluble grade and suitable principally for blown film applications.

Hydropol 30160 series

The Hydropol 30160 series is a hot water soluble grade and can be used for most thermoplastic processes.

Hydropol 33100 series

The Hydropol 33100 series is a warm water soluble grade and particularly suitable for extrusion coating or laminating onto paper or paperboard.

Safety Data Sheets

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Reports & Studies

Environmental Product Declaration (EDP) for Hydropol

This EPD provides information concerning 1kg of Hydropol polymer pellets. The goal of this study was to generate an environmental profile of Hydropol polymer pellets to better understand the associated lifecycle environmental impacts.

End-of-Life Overview

An end-of-life overview for Hydropol, summarising biodegredation, recycling, water-solubility, marine-safety and accidental feral release.

White paper on End of Life options for Hydropol

This report provides a summary of the latest test data on Hydropol at End of Life and an overview of the regulatory environment governing Hydropol's routes to market.

Report of repulpability of Hydropol on coated papers

This report assesses the re-pulpability of Hydropol on a variety of coated papers using standard paper industry assessment methods

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some questions frequently asked about Aquapak's Hydropol, end-of-life and other FAQs.

Biodegradability of Hydropol

Test results confirming the biological degredation of Hydropol (warm and hot grade pellets) to ISO14851

HWS Hydropol compostability information

Pilot-scale composting and sieve test for measurement of disintegration according to EN 13432 for hot water soluble Hydropol.

WWS Hydropol compostability information

Pilot-scale composting and sieve test for measurement of disintegration according to EN 13432 for warm water soluble Hydropol.

WWS Hydropol Compostability- ISO 17088

Hydropol 33101P (20-25µm) has been certified against ISO 17088-2012 (Specifications for Compostable Plastics) by India’s CIPET laboratory.

Hydropol & Pathogens

Read our study that examines the dwell time of pathogens on common plastics is much greater on hydrophobic surfaces in comparison to hydrophilic surfaces like Hydropol.

Study into the Biodegradation and Ecotoxicity of Hydropol-coated paper in recycling mills

Read our study on the biodegradation of Hydropol in papermill effluent streams.

Food Compliance Statements

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