The cornerstone of Timeplast’s technology, and the reason behind our name, is our ability to program water-resistance in our hydro-soluble portfolio.
Key differences between Timeplast and the rest of materials.
Plastics made from sources such as corn, tapioca, cellulose, hemp and other sources typically increase the molecular weight of their material to the same levels of fossil-based plastic, which is necessary for said plastics to be injected, extruded or thermoformed, in essence able to perform properly in the market, yet at that point corn is no longer corn, and hemp isn’t hemp.
Timeplast, however, behaves differently upon dissolution, much like sugar alcohol. Unlike fossil-based plastics, safety was our primary consideration in designing our materials. Our raw materials are independently approved for human consumption, and an independent laboratory has confirmed through an ASTM test that Timeplast fully dissolves. This dissolution reduces it to a molecular weight of about 80gr/mol (sugar is around 400gr/mol).
Our materials are thermoplastic, we have about 7 different types of copolymers with 4 different types of baseline solubility. These types have different molecular weight or polymerization level, which translates into very different potencial applications. From thermoforming, to injection molding, blown film, and even applications through counter-diffusion.
Cheaper than any other bio-based plastic
We’re more expensive than conventional plastics at lower volumes, but very competitive at higher volumes. However not only compete with conventional plastics, we directly compete with metal, paper and glass rigid packaging, given that we’re much cheaper to produce, with a significantly lower carbon footprint, and a true sustainable nature.
At Timeplast we believe that the effects of microplastics’ biomagnification are starting to cause the plastification of the entire food chain given that unlike toxic elements of the past such as asbestos and lead, microplastics are non-soluble, in other words, they’ll continue to accumulate in our bodies for generations. This is why we believe that water solubility is the only way to go, by adapting our waste to the Grand Chemistry of our planets, we are engaging in a planetary-safe actual circular economy.
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