Reverte® provides the
most technologically advanced,
safest way to degrade plastics
Reverte® is an innovative product line used to
degrade plastics. Reverte® can be used in consumer
packaging and other applications including
agricultural mulch films, industrial film, food
packaging (PE, BOPP, CPP and PET) and shopping bags
(HDPE, LDPE). The Reverte® oxo-biodegradable
additive family is well suited to a wide range of
processes and applications, has extensive food
contact status and has been used for many years to
provide a reliable and reproducible oxo-biodegradable
profile around the world.
- Environmentally Friendly, Superior Technology
It has been shown repeatedly
that the Reverte® product is technically
superior to others on the market. There
are a number of advantages, including a greater degree of control and
predictability than our competitors.
Plastics incorporating Reverte® will ultimately oxo-degrade,
making it accessible to microbial life for
bio-digestion into CO2, H2O and biomass when
properly discarded. Compared to vegetable based oxo-biodegradable additives
currently available on the market, the oil based Reverte®
additives contain a unique two part control package
which enhance its performance in the following ways:
Additives control package is photo-initiated
which means that the oxidative reaction doesn't
significantly begin before the product is discarded
and exposed to UV light and/or heat.
Reverte® therefore gives an enhanced level of
confidence versus other oxo-biodegradable additives,
which are initiated at the processing stage through
thermal exposure. This is particularly important
with respect to "fit-for-purpose” and premature
breakdown of products.
Uses a unique pro-degradant package to
controllably reduce the length of the polymer
The Reverte® pro-degradant does not contain any
heavy or toxic metals. The Reverte® degradation process does not just cause
fragmentation but changes the molecular structure of the plastic making it
assessable for bio-digestion by microbial life forms.
secondary phase bio-digestion promoters that assist the growth of microbial colonies. This
speeds up and facilitates the ultimate
mineralization of the plastic following its initial
Reverte® is formulated to be
effective at a
1% - 1.5% inclusion into the final product. It is
within this low inclusion we are able to formulation
the programmable nature of the technology is set, as
opposed to adding more of the material to have a
quicker reaction time.
The above are unique to Reverte®, the control
packages and secondary phase bio-digestion promoters
are particularly invaluable in situations where
little or no UV light or heat is available since in
these circumstances the Reverte® oxo-biodegradation
process is more likely to continue.
Other Benefits and Advantages
Reverte® additives have a very long shelf-life,
therefore they can be stored prior to use.
Plastics incorporating Reverte® have not been
found to emit any offensive odours during their oxo-biodegradation.
Reverte® additives comply with FDA and EC Food
Reverte® additives are harmless to humans, animals
and plant life and are non-toxic, leaving no known
harmful residues in the soil or waste streams.
Carrier bags or
consumers use to take away their purchases from the shop
Refuse sacks, that consumers buy in
rolls at the shop, and use for disposal of their ordinary
Aprons, for the protection of garments,
in the home, hospitals, restaurants, workshops etc.
Bags to contain dog feces collected in
parks, gardens, etc.
Plastic sheeting for a variety of
applications in agriculture and horticulture.
Plastic film for wrapping newspapers and
Frozen food bags
Wrappers for cigarette packets
Shrink-wrap and pallet-wrap
Rigid products such as bottles and cups
Check Out Bag Grade
Oxobioplast offers latest
grade of Reverte®
for the check out bag marketplace. Reverte®
has been used in this application for a number
of years and Wells have seen ongoing price
pressures on their customers and have responded
to their needs by producing a new more cost
effective grade of Reverte.®
94718 (COB) contains the same ASTM 6954-04
compliant additive package as used in Reverte®
BD 92771 but benefits from a lower cost delivery
This new grade of material
performs as per Reverte®
BD 92771 with only a marginal impact of haze
within the film, therefore should offer
significant savings for the end users of Reverte®
and is specifically targeted at the competitive
check out bag.