Environmental protection and conservation is a priority at Profol.
We regularly evaluate the usage of energy and raw material consumption throughout our production process and organization. Driven by the spirit of saving resources and protecting the environment, we incorporate energy recycling and the use of recyclable materials in our manufacturing processes.
Polypropylene (PP) and other polyolefin polymers enjoy a significant economic advantage over competing materials. Their low specific gravity, modern processing techniques and the use of cost-effective raw materials make polyolefin resins the best alternative. More and more businesses have chosen to use polyolefin resins such as polypropylene in their converting operations.
Polyolefin polymers are environmentally friendly. Unlike other plastic films, polymers like polypropylene contain no plasticizers, acids or heavy metal compounds. These materials are physically harmless and non-irritating to the skin. Profol films have a neutral taste and odor response in food packaging application. Polyolefin film and sheet can be easily recycled through in-line recycling or thermal reprocessing.
The Profol cast polyolefin films that contain EcoPure™ additive have been shown to biodegrade under ASTM D5511-02 (Standard test method for determining anaerobic biodegradation of plastic materials under high-solids anaerobic-digestion conditions).* These conditions are designed to simulate anaerobic landfill conditions.
Our films manufactured with EcoPure™ additive are shelf stable and will not begin to biodegrade until the film is in contact with microorganisms commonly found in dirt or landfills. This technology is not dependent upon UV light, heat, or mechanical stress in order to degrade the polymer. Our polyolefin films will remain shelf-stable for extended-use applications.
*Based on ASTMD5511 testing on Profol’s 5.0 mil Super Clear product. Results may vary based on type and thickness of film. Fitness for use for customer’s unique application should be tested by the end user.