Biodegradable Polymer Monday, Aug 25 2008 

Biodegradable polymers are designed to degrade upon disposal by the action of living organisms. The need to create alternative biodegradable water-soluble polymers for products such as detergents and cosmetics has taken on increasing importance.Since natural fibers are cheap and biodegradable, the biodegradable composites from biofibers and biodegradable polymers will render a contribution in the next century due to serious environmental problem. Manufacture of biodegradable composites from such biodegradable plastics will enhance the demand of such materials.

Biodegradable polymer

Biodegradable polymer

Although some portion of polymers can be recycled, there are polymers which take thousands of years to biodegrade.Poly (lactic acid), or PLA, is a biodegradable polymer that has received significant attention because of its ability to decompose in the relatively short timeframe of six months to two years. But PLA is significantly more expensive than a traditional polymer derived from oil, and is also very brittle. Industrial biodegradable packaging that could simply be left to decompose, eliminating landfill waste, and the costs associated with hauling it away and disposing of it is also cheap. These kinds of creativity in utilizing natural resources that will drive us towards the next generation of green materials have to be implemented.

Natur-Tec™ resins are produced by reactively blending biodegradable polymers, natural polymers, organic and inorganic materials to produce biobased/biodegradable polymer resin formulations that exhibit unique and stable morphology.


Biodegradable Plastics Saturday, Aug 2 2008 

Biodegradable Plastic

Biodegradable Plastic

Biodegradable product produced by these types of plastic materials are decomposable in the natural environment.Biodegradable plastics are also involved in corrosion prevention.Biodegradable Plastics play an important role in aiding the collection and source separation of organic waste. These fully biodegradable and compostable plastics can be used as compost bags or bin liners for food waste collection. Unlike bags made of regular polyethylene, bags made of compostable plastics do not interfere with the composting process nor in any way degrade the quality of the final compost.

Natur-Tec offers a proprietary biodegradable resin that can be converted into film and bags of any size and thicknesses. This resin can be processed on regular blown-film equipment. NTIC’s biodegradable resin meets all international standards for compostable plastics such as ASTM D6400 (U.S.), EN 13432 (Europe) and GreenPLA (Japan) among others.

Understanding Biodegradable Plastic Resin Tuesday, Jun 24 2008 

Plastic resin – Plastics are resin specific which means plastics are not easily recyclable to other forms. But it does not mean they are to be discarded because they might be able to use for other purposes.

Biodegradable Packing and Packaging Material

Biodegradable packing and packaging material are just as effective as many of the plastic products used to ship items. The difference is that they will degrade or disintegrate over time rather than be released somewhere in the environment to remain for months or years at a time. With biodegradable packaging materials, they will dissolve over time and not have a negative impact on animal habitats and the environment. Many of these biodegradable packing and packaging material uses polyactic acid that is commonly referred to as resin. Biodegradable packing and packaging are plant-based, which means they are made up of renewable resources. They are created from nature, which means they decompose completely within weeks or months.

Environmental Waste Management Friday, Mar 7 2008 

With increased environmental issues, environmental waste management has become imperative. Many businesses and households use harmful materials in their day to day activities. These activities produce wastes that are very harmful to nature and living things. The process of collecting, transporting, processing and disposing waste material is known as Waste Management. Waste Management not only focuses on the proper disposal of these wastes but also see whether we can reuse and recycle certain materials from waste matter. NTIC provides innovative environmental technologies to address these issues. It produces Polymer Energy with the help of environmental technology for economical and environmental gain. Polymer Energy system is an alternative and effective method to recycle and dispose plastic wastes. The polymer Energy system effectively converts plastics into crude oil with the use of Catalytic Pyrolysis. NTIC uses Composting method to transfer biodegradable waste into useful Biodegradable plastics. These Biodegradable plastics are fully degradable and prevent the soil from getting polluted. The biodegradable plastics produced from biodegradable polymer resin are environmental friendly with greater mechanical strength properties.

Environmental Technologies Thursday, Feb 14 2008 

With the globe becoming increasingly pollution-prone, all of us face the threat of a dark future devoid of the present beauties of the world. Globally, there is an alarming increase in environmental pollution. Considering the depletion of useful natural resources and the pollution of the environment, the predictions about the end of the Earth no more seem to be wild fantasies. In such a bleak scenario, only environment-friendly technologies can save us from environmental disasters.

Environmental Technologies (Clean or Green Technologies) are the only way to control pollution and create a hazard-free environment. The main concept behind environmental technologies is to convert environmental beneficial material into value added products and services. The purpose of implementing environmental friendly technology is to minimize environmental pollution. Some of the beneficial factors are:

    1. Minimum materials as input
    2. High energy conservation.
    3. Least pollution.
    4. Minimum waste disposal.
    5. Numerous valuable by-products are recovered.

      NTIC is an extremely environment-friendly and eco-conscious organization which has completely understood the concept of environmental technology. NTIC stands in offering an environment-beneficial clean technology to the public.

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