What triggers the breakdown of TDPA™ plastics?

TDPA™ acts as a catalyst for the initial, oxidative degradation phase of the breakdown of oxo-biodegradable plastics. Oxidative degradation is dependent on the presence of oxygen, and this process is further accelerated by factors such as heat, UV light, mechanical stress. Following oxidative degradation, oxo-biodegradable plastics can subsequently undergo biodegradation into carbon dioxide, water and biomass.