Do TDPA™ plastics only fragment in the environment?

In the open environment, TDPA™ plastics undergo oxidative degradation (whereby high molecular weight polymers are broken into shorter chains), followed by biodegradation (where micro-organisms consume and bio-assimilate the short chains produced by the initial oxidative degradation). TDPA™ acts as a catalyst for oxidative degradation, thereby driving degradation and biodegradation of plastic products.

Upon completion of biodegradation, TDPA™ plastics are bio-assimilated into biomass, leaving no trace of micro-plastics or other harmful residues in the environment. Thus, TDPA™ plastics do not fragment, but instead biodegrade in the open environment.