Cortec, a pioneer in bioplastic innovations, has partnered with Telles to launch new film products made from Mirel bioplastic. Both the companies have jointly developed unique processing and extrusion methods and this leads to the creation of the first commercially feasible flexible film products. Cortec has chosen Mirel P5001, a film grade resin material for the new products.
The combined use of new extrusion and processing technique and Mirel resin provides several benefits for consumers, which include multiple end-of-life opportunities. Eco Works AD and EcoOcean are two new Mirel-based film products launched by Cortec. Eco Works AD is ideal for anaerobic digestion systems and EcoOcean is designed for marine biodegradable markets. Eco Works AD features high renewable content and it is a result of over 13 years of the company’s effort. These biodegradable films are offered in more than 70 countries.
The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC) has tested the Mirel P5001 bioplastic material for biodegradation in marine locations as per ASTM D7081 standard specification and finally recognized it as a fully marine biodegradable material. Similarly, Organics Waste Systems tested and concluded that the Mirel P5001 has achieved 100% anaerobic biodegradation in 15 days. The resin has also received the Vinçotte certification for OK Water Biodegradable in fresh water and OK Soil Biodegradable in natural soil; Vincotte certified to EN 13432 standards for compostable plastics and BPI certification to ASTM D6400