OXO BIODEGRADABLE NATURAL MULCH FILM
Polyethylene film combined with LDPE, LLDPE and metallocene materials to which additives have been incorporated during the manufacturing process to ensure that it degrades during certain conditions of use. The aim is to enable the plastic to be harmlessly incorporated into the soil once it has served its purpose, which also saves the effort required to remove and dispose of it.
The degradation of the exposed film (loss of mechanical properties) depends on the crop it is used for, the climatic conditions of the area, the soil type, etc. The buried portion of the film undergoes a slower degradation process, and therefore once the harvest has been completed, the land should be tilled to uncover the plastic and accelerate its final degradation.
- Mechanical properties similar to those of normal film.
- The degradation time can be modified according to the application.
- Prior oxidation (shredding) is required before it is assimilated by the microorganisms in the soil.
- The speed with which the film degrades depends not only on its characteristics, but also on environmental conditions such as temperature, sunlight, microbiological activity of the soil, etc. This can result in different biodegradation speeds for the same film, depending on the specific conditions of each area.
This film is also available in the following formats:
- Microperforated: improves the drainage of excess water, preventing puddles, while facilitating the exchange of CO2 between the soil and the crop, promoting photosynthesis.
- Macroperforated: different hole diameters to mark the spacing of the plants.
- Printed: to indicate the spacing of the plants.