Biodegradable Plastic Technology

Biodegradable Plastic technology is an environmentally responsible solution for your plastic product, film, or packaging needs.

d2w is a masterbatch which, at little or no extra cost, turns ordinary plastic at the end of its useful life—in the presence of oxygen—into a material with a different molecular structure. At the end of the process it is no longer a plastic, and has changed into a material that is biodegradable (by bacteria and fungi) in the open environment.

Stages of biodegradation:

  1. d2w biodegradable masterbatch is added at the manufacturing stage.
  2. Film containing d2w biodegradable masterbatch is extruded and then converted into bags or packaging.
  3. The product behaves like conventional plastic during its intended service life.
  4. After its service life, the bag or packaging may be recycled if collected, but :
  5. If it ends up in the open environment the d2w additive takes effect and the product begins to degrade in the presence of oxygen.
  6. The product will then biodegrade in a continuous, irreversible and unstoppable process leaving nothing more than carbon dioxide, water and biomass behind –                                no heavy metals or other toxic residues.


  • British Standard 8472
  • American ASTM D6954
  • United Arab Emirates Standard 5009:2009 French Accord T51-808
  • Saudi Standard SASO 2879

Added Value with d2w®

  • Suitable for food contact*
  • Requires only 1% inclusion rate.
  • Works with virgin and recycled plastic.
  • Works with PE & PP.
  • No change in the manufacturing process.
  • Does not lose any of its original properties during its useful life.
  • Customers receive full support from Symphony’s Technical and Marketing teams


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Frequently Asked Questions

Marine Environment


Life Cycle Assessments


Ellen Macarthur Foundation Report


*European Union Regulation (10/2011)

US – Regulations (21 CFR 175.300, 177:1520,and 178:2010) except for use during cooking.

Canada – CFIA Regulation.

Brazil – d2w® is the first and only biodegradable technology to be approved by ANVISA. All components of d2w® additives are on the ‘positive’ lists [allowing contact with food] of Resolutions 105 of 19 May 1999 and RDC 17 of 17 March 2008 Brazil RDC 326 12/2019, updated and incorporating MERCOSUR Regulation GMC / RES. No. 39/19.

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