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30/06/2009 - News

Polykar is pleased to inform its clients that we have partnered with EPI Environmental Products Inc. (EPI) to offer a line of oxodegradable bags.

Based in Vancouver, British Colombia, EPI is one of the world’s leading suppliers of oxobiodegradable plastic additive technology. Its flagship product, Totally Degradable Plastic Additives (TDPA), causes conventional plastics to degrade in a controlled manner when added to the plastic products’ manufacturing process. EPI’s TDPA additives are used in many applications with leading companies worldwide.

Polykar oxodegradable garbage bags will have the following characteristics:

  • 100% degradable garbage bags made from polyethylene with EPI’s pioneering
  • oxobiodegradable additive technology, which has been recognized under the ASTM D6954-04 guide
  • The same quality, thickness and strength of our standard line of bags
  • Made from post-industrial recycled polyethylene
  • Fully recyclable bags
  • Distinctive packaging and labelling
  • No adverse toxicological effects or by-products
  • Competitively priced

Information on EPI’s TDPA technology can be found at

Polykar’s price list for oxodegradable garbage bags can be found at

Amir Karim
Vice-president, Business Development

Polykar, a family business founded in 1987, is a manufacturer of polyethylene film, garbage bags and food packaging. In 2003, the Saint-Laurent facility obtained the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications simultaneously. Polykar received the ICI ON RECYCLE! Award from Recyc-Québec for excellence in waste management. Polykar is a member of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA), of the Canadian Sanitation Supply Association (CSSA) and of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and the Compost Council of Canada (CCC).

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