TDPA™ can be incorporated into mulch films, and be customised for compatibility with different crops, growing climates and product lifespan. When ploughed into soil after harvest, TDPA™ mulch films will degrade and upon completion of biodegradation become biomass, forming part of the bio-cycle.
TDPA™ mulch films are widely used in many countries, including Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and China. They allow agricultural productivity to be maximised in an environmentally sustainable fashion.
Lifecycle of TDPA™ Mulch Film in the Field
- Retained Product Performance: Deployed with the same agricultural machinery as conventional mulch films, achieving comparable performance in all regards (e.g. improving yield, controlling weeds, reducing herbicide & water use etc.)
- Ease of Manufacture: Produced using the same manufacturing equipment & processes as conventional mulch films
- Cost Effective: Low addition rates (e.g. typically 1-3%), with no requirement for specific machinery or processing
- Reduces Labour: No collection or recycling of mulch film required after harvest
- Degradable: Ultimately biodegrades in the environment to carbon dioxide, water and biomass, thereby returning to nature
Based on USA laws, we advise against making any environmental claims (specifically about biodegradability or compostability) about products containing TDPA™ additives in the USA. READ MORE ››
We advise manufacturers, distributers and retailers of products containing TDPA™ additives in the EU to become familiar with, and abide by EU Directive 2019/904, including Article 5. READ MORE ››