Bioplastics International creates the world’s first water-soluble PVA in sugarcane alcohol to replace plastics

Water soluble sugar cane PVA film, dissolves in any water in minutes.

Bioplastics International creates the first alcohol-free water-soluble PVA from fossil fuel-free sugarcane to replace plastics, to save our oceans and our planet

No more confusion of the archaic terms biodegradable, compostable or biobased, the water-soluble revolution has begun!

—Garrett Valentino

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, USA, September 18, 2022 / — Our oceans have become the world’s largest dumping ground, accumulating more than 13 million tons of plastic per year, according to Bioplastics International1, an Arizona-based producer of the world’s first water-soluble sugarcane alcohol PVA. polyvinyl) as well as many organic resins from vegetable starches. In an attempt to curb the overwhelming plastic pollution of our oceans, International Bioplastics launched a water-soluble fossil-free substitute for petroleum-based plastics.

Garrett Valentino, CEO of Bioplastics International, said, “No more confusion of outdated terms biodegradable, compostable, or biobased, the water-soluble revolution has begun! »

“Until now, all PVA has been made from fossil natural gas. When fossil carbon dioxide enters the ocean, it dissolves in salt water. First, it forms carbonic acid Then this carbonic acid decomposes, producing bicarbonate ions and hydrogen ions.Ocean acidification results from an increased concentration of hydrogen ions and a reduction of carbonate ions due to the absorption of increased amounts of CO2. This leads to the death of shells, corals, plankton and other forms of marine life. The pH levels of our oceans are lowered and fish find it difficult to breathe.” said Valentino.

“Our PVA is made from sugarcane and alcohol, unlike all other PVAs, which are made from fossil natural gas. it contains no plastic, no toxins, no heavy metals, no chemicals and no bioplastics. It dissolves in water within minutes, leaving behind bio carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and water. It leaves no microplastics or residue, through crystallization we can control the temperature at which our sugarcane PVA will dissolve in any water, from minutes to months,” he said. .

He pointed out that PVA is safe for human consumption, having been approved by the US FDA, and is currently used as a food additive and in the medical industry, in “advanced biomedical applications such as wound dressing, wound management, drug delivery systems, organs, as well as a vital ingredient in the manufacture of paper and paint.” This is all down to its ability to hold water almost as well as cells. natural ingredients, as well as its biocompatible, biodegradable, water-soluble and non-toxic behavior, has developed Valentino

Additionally, our sugarcane PVA is non-toxic to animals, Valentino claims, adding that it can be consumed by fish, birds, marine and land animals, and will pass safely through their digestive systems. .

The water soluble net zero carbon dioxide polymer can be mass produced in large quantities and can be used for film blowing, extrusion or injection molding processes. Virtually any product can be made from our sugar cane PVA. It is stronger and more durable than petroleum-based plastic. Our current capacity is 180 tonnes per month, but this can be increased if needed, he said.

“The current problem of plastic pollution in the oceans is more than a serious problem and must be solved immediately. “We cannot ignore it, if nothing is done, by 2050 we will have more plastic in our oceans than fish. About 70% of the oxygen we breathe comes from our oceans, and how do humans plan to survive?” said George Liu, vice president of Bioplastics International.

“Our sugarcane PVA will become a movement, according to Valentino, due to increased public awareness of marine litter and destruction, consumer interest, and legislative regulations against polluting petroleum-based plastics. of sugar cane: is neither a fad nor a bioplastic, it is our future, the only way to prevent the scourge of plastic pollution from destroying our planet.

Valentino said his company, which also produces Bagasse, PBAT and PBS polylactic acid (PLA) products, has focused on manufacturing PVA and sugar cane products to help mitigate the problem of marine litter and its destruction. We are environmentalists first and foremost. Our sugarcane-based PVA products will not contaminate the petroleum recycle stream and can be rinsed down the sink or hosed down in a parking lot.

“Our goal is to never see another plastic bag in our oceans again, and to never have a sea turtle or other wildlife die from eating plastic bags, water soluble is the way to go. future,” Valentino pointed out.

Garrett Valentino
International Bioplastics
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