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Common ground for polymer sustainability regulations

Transparent communication in the sustainability of products is important for manufacturers, consumers and the government. With consumer demand for sustainable products and government regulations increasing, polymer experts are determined to design solutions to meet standards such as ASTM D6400 and ASTM D6866.

Attaining these esteemed standards proves a commitment to the environment and increases credibility for companies.Whether the biodegradable plastics are created from a commonly used resin or an innovative modern technology, a standard provides regulations for everyone to understand. There is a need for all parties to be on the same page, and objective standards are a perfect benchmark for manufacturers to consider.

Additives and polymers used in plastics may not have common names and terms, but since the introduction of standards and testing, consumers will be more aware of what they are purchasing.With standards and testing, manufacturers are held accountable for the products they create. When a company makes the conscious effort to make a change for the environment, the benefits are felt throughout the supply chain. Today, the plastics industry has turned to recycled content and bio-based  materials in an effort to advance the sustainability model. Additive suppliers are under constant pressure to meet market demands while adhering to polymer sustainability measures. With environmentally friendly plastics, there will be a sustainable change for future generations.See more about sustainable options for polymers.

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