Polybatch® DEG 68 UK

“An extra additive used in our products to make them degradable and overall better for our environment”

POLYBATCH DEG 86 UK is a masterbatch additive which degrades polythene under the influence of light and heat. The addition of 2 to 3 % POLYBATCH DEG 86 UK will produce a photo chemically and thermally degradable film.

Polythene containing POLYBATCH DEG 86 UK will not degrade before being exposed to UV light.

Once the polythene has been exposed to UV light, the degradation reaction will be triggered an even continues in the dark. It will be accelerated by heat.

Once the polythene has been transformed into a fine powder, many studies have shown that biological degradation will take place. The end products of biodegradation will be carbon dioxide and water, with a very small residue of non-toxic inert mineral material. Biological degradation can start when the molecular weight has been drastically reduced and when the surface area of the disintegrated plastic has been enlarged.

The residues of degraded polythene are NON-TOXIC


Carrier:                               PE

Specific Gravity(g/cm):   +0.92

Bulk Density(g/l):             +0.550

Moisture content (%):     <0.15

Colour:                              Light Brown Pellets


POLYBATCH DEG 68UK contains active metal ions embedded in LDPE. Degradation starts only after the metal ions have been activated by exposure to a UV light source.

The degradation speed is mainly dependent on:

-the concentration of POLYBATCH DEG

-the thickness of the film

-the types of resin

-the presence of antioxidants and pigments

-the temperature

-the type of exposure