US-based DaniMer Scientific introduced a new film resin which has received certification as “Biodegradable in Marine Environments” from SSCCP, an internationally recognized research institute located in Milan, Italy.
DaniMer Scientific senior vice president Scott Tuten said the biodegradability in marine environment certification is an important breakthrough for the bioplastics industry.
"Most importantly, this certification confirms that certain biodegradable plastics can offer multiple end of life options which is a unique value and broadens the markets we serve," Tuten said.
In addition to the environmental aspects of the film grade resin, the DaniMer product enables a soft, highly flexible, puncture resistant film that offers an excellent surface for printing.
The recent certification follows previous recognition for DaniMer’s film resins, including Vincotte OK Compost, OK Home, OK Water and OK Soil certifications along with SSCCP certification for Anaerobic Digestion.
The company believes that people’s lives can be improved and protected by utilizing renewable resources to manufacture articles that are intended for short-term use and to reduce dependence on petroleum, enabling people and communities to benefit from environmentally-friendly products.