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Plastic is fantastic!
Plastic is strong, flexible, durable, versatile, lightweight, safe and inexpensive. It is made from a by-product of oil refining which used to be wasted, so it makes good sense to make use of it and produce plastic instead of flaring it off.

However, Ordinary plastic bags and packaging can take up to 400 years to degrade! When plastic bags are improperly discarded, they remain scattered in our bushes, our trees, on our roads, in our rivers and seas, killing live stock and causing great damage to the environment.
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What is d2w?
Ordinary plastic can be re-used and recycled - however if it gets into the environment it can last for many decades. Symphony Environmental Technologies PLC has found the solution to this problem by developing d2w™ additive, which is added during the production process - making it “oxo - biodegradable” or “oxo-bio” for short.

d2w™ oxo-biodegradable plastic has a pre-programmed life . At the end of this useful service life, the process of oxo-biodegradation starts and the plastic will be eventually broken down into water, carbon dioxide and biomass. The plastic will degrade and then biodegrade in the dark or sunlight, heat or cold, land or sea, leaving NO fragments , NO methane and NO harmful residues thus avoiding pollution and damage to the environment and wildlife. There is little or no extra cost and during its service-life strength and other characteristics are the same as ordinary plastic.
d2w™ is a low-cost insurance against the accumulation of plastic waste in the environment.
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How does it work?
The degradation process is initiated at the time the polyethylene or polypropylene is extruded by the inclusion of a small amount of d2w™ additive, which works to break down the carbon-carbon bonds in the plastic leading to a lowering of the molecular weight and eventually to a loss of strength and other properties. Stabilisers work to ensure that a sufficiently long useful life is provided for each specific application. For example, a refuse sack might require a useful life of say 18 months before beginning to lose its strength whereas a bread bag might only require a few weeks.

Significantly, the d2w™ range does not need a biologically active environment to start degrading - this will happen even if the plastic is left in the open air or in the sea! This is very important if we are to address the serious litter problems caused by waste plastic. For this reason in particular, ‘oxo-bio’ plastic is preferable to ‘hydro-degradable’ e.g. starch-based plastic, which requires an active bio-environment before degradation will work.

Get Involved, Start Today… convert your packaging into d2w™ oxo-biodegradable plastic bags for a Greener Tomorrow!
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
d2w™ oxo-biodegradable products are wholly consistent with these important environmental principles i.e, REDUCE , REUSE and RECYCLE . Also, the nature of the additive allows the very best available plastic technologies to be used to achieve minimisation of raw-material usage. During its service-life the product can be used and reused and will maintain its strength. d2w™ re-usable bags are commonly used nowadays

Recycled plastics are OK, but they are not degradable and will still lie around in the environment for decades. However, ordinary plastic and recycled plastic can now be made oxo-biodegradable using d2w™ additive. Conversely, d2w™ products can also be recycled effectively.
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d2w™ Features

Used with virgin & recycled polymers

Inclusion Rate – Usually 1%
Adjustable product life
The useful life of d2w™ oxo-biodegradable products is ‘programmed’ at the time of manufacture according to the customer’s requirements. A number of factors can accelerate degradation such as sunlight, heat and stress (stretching and tearing) and it will be slowed by chilling or freezing. Appropriate, but not special, storage conditions and stock-rotation is all that is needed.
Little or no additional cost
  There is little or no additional cost This is because d2w™ oxo-biodegradable products can be made with the same machinery and
    workforce as normal plastic. There is no need to change suppliers also. The environmental and marketing benefits more than cover any small on-cost there may be.
  Low cost, because products made with d2w comprise more than 99.5% normal polymer and are made with the existing machines and
No Compromise
  d2w™ oxo-biodegradable plastics are indistinguishable from the normal plastics during the useful life of the product. There is therefore no
    compromise on product features or performance.
  No change in performance and optical properties of the normal plastic product
d2w improves the excellent properties of normal plastic by controlling and reducing its lifespan and therefore making it more acceptable

Can be re-used and recycled in the same way as normal plastic. They can be recycled with other oil-based plastics - unlike "compostable" plastics, which will ruin a normal plastic recycling process.

No harmful residues
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Comprehensively Tested and Proven Technology - d2w™ certification
d2w™ plastic additives have been extensively tested by independent laboratories that have been accredited as per ISO guidelines. These laboratories include  Smithers/RAPRA Technology, Pyxis, OWS (Organic Waste Systems). The additive meets all the requirements of American Standard 6954- 04 for “Plastics that Degrade in the Environment by a Combination of Oxidation and Biodegradation.” Product development is on-going and confirmation of degradability of our customers’ products is included in Symphony’s routine quality-control procedures.
Degradation - Rapra Report

Biodegradation - Pyxis Report , Rapra Report

Certified food safe
- Rapra Report , Keller and Heckman Certificate The additives are suitable for direct food-contact, in compliance with EU Directive 2002/72 as amended and US FDA Code of Federal Regulations Chapter 21. Independent food contact regularity assessments of d2w™ have been undertaken by Smithers/RAPRA. Also, for more than 3 years
d2w™ has been  used by major retailers around the world in food contact applications.
Environmentally safe - OWS Report d2w™ oxo-biodegradable additives have been successfully tested by OWS for soil safety and eco-toxicity.
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A Global Brand d2w™ & Proven Technology
d2w® is a global brand for controlled-life plastic technology, which is designed to control and shorten the life of normal plastic products and packaging. d2w is a carefully researched and tested additive formulation which is added to normal plastic at the extrusion or casting stage of manufacture.

Symphony's d2w formulation is so effective that it needs normally to be included at only 1%, resulting in considerable savings in cost, transport, and storage. d2w conforms to international standard ASTM 6954 and is certified to be safe for soil, food contact, biodegradability, and oxo-biodegradability.
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Technical Assistance
Symphony's quality-control system, and after-sales support in terms of production, legislative, and marketing are all part of the brand value. d2w represents not just a supply of additive but a whole system that is aimed at adding value to every part of the supply chain through to the end-customer.

All products made with d2w are required to be manufactured strictly in accordance with Symphony's Manufacturing Instructions and Technical Data Sheets, and are tested in Symphony's laboratory before commercial production.
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Quality Control
d2w products are tested according to the following standards:
ISO: 60, 14852, 14855, 1133, 4892
ASTM: D5510, D882, D5208, D1238, D6954-04
CEN: EN 13432 (Eco-toxicity section)
FRANCE: PT 54-981
UAE 5009:2009
OECD 208
Symphony does not just sell additive - it offers its customers a high-level QC service in the laboratory and in the factory - right through to the finished product delivered to customers.

Symphony's d2w products are certified by the Oxo-biodegradable Plastics Association (
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Benefits of d2w™
Our product is the most cost effective alternative available to conventional plastics. It ensures a smooth transfer of your inventory from conventional to 100% Degradable. Let us put decades of experience in the development of products, sales, marketing and environmental science to work for you. Take an environmental stance and make a statement. Protect your environment and let us help you let the world know what you are doing towards a better future.
The advantages of d2w® eco-compatible plastics are many some of them are:
  It is the most cost effective solution to non-biodegradable flexible & semi-rigid plastics.
  It will degrade within the timescale specified.
  It will not degrade prematurely.
  Until it starts degrading it is just as strong and serviceable as conventional plastic.
  It can be made using existing machinery and work force, at little or no extra cost.
  It is safe for food contact.
  It can be recycled and can be made from recycled polymers.
  It can be composted.
  It does not just fragment but totally degrades to nothing more than CO2, water and humus, leaving no harmful residues.
  Most compatible technology – all you need is add 1% additive to your existing feedstock.
  Comprehensively Tested and Proven Technology.
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d2w® and the droplet logo are trademarks of a range of Symphony Environmental’s ‘CONTROLLED-LIFE’ OR ‘OXO-BIODEGRADABLE' Plastic Products, Now available in Pakistan and is exclusively distributed in the region by Business Dynamics (Pvt) Ltd. d2p® is the trademark of a range of Symphony Environmental’s ‘DESIGNED TO PROTECT’ Plastic Products, Now available in Pakistan and is exclusively distributed in the region by Business Dynamics (Pvt) Ltd.