Water Soluble Film
Which is the main ingredient of Water Soluble Plastic Film?
PVA - (Poly Vinyl Alcohol) is the main ingredient of water-soluble Plastic film.
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Is this AM-WSF printable? By which print processes?
Yes the film is very much printable and doesn’t need any corona treatment before printing like polyolefin films. The film can be ideally printed on Rotogravure &  Flexography Print processes.
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Is this AM-WSF heat sealable?
 Yes, the film is easily heat sealable in-between 120° C. to 180° C. The film can also be water sealed and by Radio Frequency.
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Do PVA Cold Water-soluble films dissolve faster in hot water?
Yes, the higher the water temperature is, the quicker the dissolution process happens.
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What is the density of AM-WSF water-soluble film?
1.2 to 1.3 grams per ml
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What is the shelf life for these Water Soluble Plastic films?
 Shelf life can vary depending on the film grades and quality. Please enquire about the specific film/application that you are interested in.
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What is the ideal storage conditions needed for AM-WSF?
At the time of Storage, make sure to avoid extreme humidity and temperature. Cold storage or very low humidity  can cause the film to become brittle & may  tear like paper. WSF bags, under normal conditions, should be kept in their re-sealable bag. Pl. always take proper care to not to allow the film to become  wet. Ideal storage conditions are 10° C. ~25° C. temperature with 45%~75% RH relative humidity.
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What is the environmental effect of AM-WSF?
When the film is dissolved and exposed to normal water, bacteria will break down the film into harmless components.
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Is it important to conduct compatibility tests?
Yes, most important. These tests are conducted both for new products and for any ingredients that are changed in a product subsequent to compatibility  testing.
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How much weight can a water-soluble bag hold?
Laundry bags are expected to contain a maximum of 12kg (26 lbs) of linen when loaded into a supporting outer transport bag. Chemical packages are typically  up to 10kg, though there is not theoretical reason for higher loadings given correct filling and handling.
   
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Biodegradable Plastic Films & Bags
What is the difference between biodegradable and compostable?
Biodegradable means that the products break down through a naturally occurring microorganism, such as fungi or bacteria over a period of time.  Biodegradable products are usually made from plant or animal sources. Biodegradable products can create methane, a greenhouse gas with 62 times the  Global Warming Potential of carbon dioxide when dumped into landfills. Also, biodegradable waste may contain toxins.

Compostable plastics mean that the products must be able to break down into carbon dioxide, water, and biomass at the same rate as paper. Also,  the broken down product should not produce any toxic material and should be able to support plant life. Compostable products are usually made from  plant materials. Because biodegradable is used loosely with no legal enforced definition, Compostability is more desirable for disposable products.
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Is “AMTREX” Plastic biodegradable or compostable?
“AMTREX” Plastic is both 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable.
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What does it mean by 100% Compostable?
100% compostable means that “AMTREX” Plastic products are fully renewable. It can be converted back to monomer and polymer, or, it can be biodegraded into water, carbon dioxide and organic materials. “AMTREX” Plastic is much more sustainable than regular petroleum made plastic.
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How long does it take to completely compost “AMTREX” Plastic products?
Typically, “AMTREX” Plastic will completely compost in Industrial composting facility within roughly 6 to 8 weeks and in natural landfill condition within 8 to  12 months.
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Can “AMTREX” Compostable Plastic bags be  custom printed?
Yes, “AMTREX” Compostable Plastic bags can be  custom printed on Rotogravure & Flexography print processes.
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What is the average cost of “AMTREX” Compostable Plastic bags compared to regular plastic bags?
The average cost depends on the size, thickness, printing matter & type of the order. Yet the cost compared to regular plastic products is becoming more competitive as the interest in biodegradable product rises.
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Are “AMTREX” Compostable Plastic bags safe for food services?
 Yes, they are safe for food services and packaging.