Benefits & Features of Oxo-biodegradable Plastics

Benefits & Features of Oxo-biodegradable Plastics

Oxo biodegradable plastics incorporating TDPA® provides the following benefits and features:

Controlled Lifetime

The shelf life and service life of degradable and biodegradable plastic products incorporating TDPA® can be customized based on customer requirements ranging from a few months to years depending on the type and amount of TDPA® added to the plastic resin.


EPI’s degradable plastic additive technology is applied to conventional commodity plastics and is processed using almost identical conditions as is required for the unmodified resins.


Degradable products incorporating TDPA® have similar physical properties and are indistinguishable in look and performance from regular products prior to the onset of degradation.


The cost of TDPA® incorporated products is only a few percentage higher than the unmodified ones and far less expensive than products using other degradable and biodegradable technologies.

Reusable & Recyclable

Products incorporating TDPA® additives, prior to the onset of degradation, can be reused and are compatible with existing recycling streams during post production or at post consumer level.

Degradable & Biodegradable

Test results and proven scientific studies have verified that TDPA® incorporated products degrade, disintegrate and biodegrade.


Degradable products made using EPI technology are non-toxic and safe for food contact applications.


TDPA® incorporated products produce no harmful residue after biodegradation.


TDPA® incorporated plastic products are used by international brand names in Europe, USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand to make carrier bags, cling film, BOPP films etc. Please visit our TDPA® products page for details.


TDPA® is readily available worldwide.

Pioneer & World Leader

EPI is the pioneer and world leader of oxo-biodegradable plastics technology.