EcoCortec recently announced the Eco-Corr Film ESD – biodegradable, compostable static dissipative films and bags powered by ‘Nano’ VpCI. This latest film technology is targeted mainly for electronics, telecommunications, packaging and electric car industries seeking environmentally friendly packaging solutions. In anticipation of new EU regulations penalizing sales of non-recyclable plastic packaging materials, EcoCortec is offering a commercially compostable alternative to conventional polyethylene electrostatic dissipating (ESD) films.
Eco-Corr Film ESD products are anti-static, corrosion inhibiting films and bags intended for disposal in a commercial composting environment. They are designed for use in the protection of static sensitive multi-metal items such as electronics. The film contains permanent anti-static properties to immediately reduce or eliminate static buildup as long as the films or bags are in use, independent of the presence of humidity.
A Czech subsidiary of one of the world’s three largest car manufacturers selected Eco-Corr Film as a biodegradable substitute to reduce the amount of conventional plastic packaging they use. They tested Eco-Corr Film as part of their new ‘green’ logistics project aimed at decreasing plastic consumption.
Eco-Corr film disintegrates into carbon dioxide and water within months in a commercial composting environment. Eco-Corr film was tested as part of the pilot project of packaging car parts for shipment to their plant in Pune, India. Several tests were conducted for compliance with strict conditions for transport in sea containers. Quality control did not show any damage or traces of corrosion on the components wrapped in Eco-Corr Film upon arrival in India.
In order to test if the film were able to be composted according to plan, the staff built compost bins near the plant. After six months, the foils had largely disintegrated in the compost bins, helping them to eliminate plastic waste. The eco-Corr film replaces conventional plastic films they used previously and provides the same effective corrosion protection. Composted packaging material will be used as soil improver at the plant’s logistics park. The manufacturer was able to cut the amount of conventional plastic packaging in half, thus eliminating a significant amount of plastic waste (as much as 500 kilograms per month).