Oxo-biodegradable Plastic Technology
EPI develops, manufactures, distributes and sells: (a) chemical additives to manufacturers of finished plastic products in the packaging, agricultural and composting industries and (b) degradable landfill cover and wrap systems to customers in the solid waste management industry. The principal chemical additives sold by EPI are proprietary oxo-biodegradable plastic additives, Totally Degradable Plastic Additives (TDPA®).
EPI’s technology has been designed to control and manage the lifetime of products made from the most common plastics used by modern society. TDPA® based technology enables products made from polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP) and polystyrene (PS) to degrade and, in most cases biodegrade, when discarded, into environmentally benign products within a few months to a few years as compared to decades or longer for the same products made without the benefit of the technology.
EPI markets TDPA® to plastics converters around the world for inclusion into their existing product lines of disposable plastic products – primarily packaging materials and agricultural plastics. The technology is currently applied to products as diverse as retail carrier bags, foam packaging, stretch and shrink wraps and plastic serviceware.