Cortec, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of bioplastics, has introduced EcoOcean, a bioplastic material that offers both performance and environmental advantages.
Marine and anaerobic biodegradability, 77% renewable raw material content per year, low-temperature and commercial backyard compostability, strength and flexibility are some of the benefits of EcoOcean.
EcoOcean is an outcome of the company’s unique bioplastics resin technology as well as its manufacturing and processing advancements achieved through several years of development efforts that occurred at its extrusion plants located in Beli Manastir, Croatia, and Cambridge, Minnesota.
EcoOcean films and bags have a benefit in almost all unintentional and intentional disposal processes. The ideal method of disposition is anaerobic digestors or commercial composting. The renewable content of the film is its key advantage in entombed landfills. It enables natural and safe aerobic biodegradation rapidly in composting.
EcoOcean bags and films take a minimum of 15 days for biodegradation in methane-generating landfills or in anaerobic digestion systems. For waterway litter, the material offers coastal regions with a technological protection net to further encourage their regulatory and social objectives of marine and coastal maintenance.
The Chief Executive Officer at Cortec, Boris Miksic stated that EcoOcean will transform the utilization of flexible packaging, particularly in the coastal regions of the globe. EcoOcean bags and films will soon be offered in standard forms and sizes in more than 70 nations to serve the converter and consumer markets.