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BiodegradAble bags

What raw materials are ASTAR Hydro bags made from?
The base smart water polymer is PVA polyvinyl alcohol – a refinery product originally derived from ethylene.

What happens if I spill hot coffee on ASTAR Hydrobag?
That depends on the temperature of the coffee. If the liquid is at 70C or higher, it might create a spill-shaped hole. Other than that, it’ll be fine.

Will ASTAR Hydrobag melt in the rain?
Not unless the rain is boiling hot.

How do I dispose of ASTAR Hydrobag?
You can dissolve it in hot water. It doesn’t leave a residue – ASTAR Hydrobag is drinkable and marine safe. You can also dispose it via: compost, anaerobic digester, recycling or simply put it in the trash.

How long does it take for ASTAR Hydrobag to break down?
That depends on the thickness of the material and the environment where it ends up. Sun, water, temperature, micro-organism and bacteria all play a part in breaking down the product.

Is ASTAR Hydrobag toxic?
No. Our products are 100% non-toxic and 100% safe for the environment.

What happens if a marine life accidentally swallows ASTAR Hydrobag?
Again, it depends on the size of the bag and the size of the wildlife. ASTAR bag is non-toxic, environmentally friendly and probably a little tasty to these creatures.

What is left behind after ASTAR Hydrobags breaks down?
Carbon dioxide and water. Nothing else

  • Compostable, fully biodegradable and recyclable.
  • Decompose in about 26 weeks once the film/bag is in contact with the ground.
  • High clarity, strong, sturdy and durable
  • Standard thicknesses: 25mu to 35mu
  • Min width: 2” to 8 meter flat film
  • Can be printed up to 6 colours
  • Can be made in sheet form or bag form. E.g. shopping bag, garment bags, courier bag,
  • Meeting international standards for compostability including:
      o Europe’s EN 13432
      o USA’S ASTM D6400
      o Japan’s GreenPla
      o Australia’s AS 4736
    Shopping bags
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