Ultraflex Systems Inc. claims it has patented a biodegradable vinyl formula.
The Randolph, N.J., company said vinyl based on the formula will degrade under landfill conditions. Conventional vinyl usually degrades into higher-molecular-weight polymer chains, the Randolph, N.J., firm said.
The Ultraflex formula controls degradation so that the vinyl chains break into smaller molecules under conditions of high moisture, and low oxygen and microbe levels.
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