No study can confirm that oxodegradable films can biodegrade. Given the evidence, DERPROSA™ has discontinued the manufacturing of these films in 2019 and has redoubled its commitment to the recyclability of BOPP and the development of NATIVIA® (PLA) for Graphic Arts.
In the DNA of DERPROSA™, there has always been and continues to be the code of innovation, leadership and commitment. Proof of our leadership are the majority of our most differential products, such as the first cardboard laminating film with tactile properties DERPROSA DL SoFT TOUcH® ORIGINAL, its boutique variants (White, Black, Luminescence, Smudge Resistant, Prestige ...), and now our new touch sensation DERPROSA SANDY MATTE, which conveys an exquisite, pleasant and homogeneous roughness to any lamination, again generating a sensory explosion for the user when handling a laminated box, book or gift card.
But innovation, leadership and commitment are not only reflected in what we manufacture, but also in what we discontinue manufacturing.
During 2019, DERPROSA™ has stopped manufacturing and marketing OXODEGRADABLE films, ahead of the community regulations that will prohibit them throughout the European Union effective July 3, 2021: Directive (EU) 2019/904, articles 2, 5 and 17.
The European Commission legislates based on scientific evidence confirming that the residues resulting from oxodegradation do not biodegrade. Therefore, they will be banned since this plastic waste could end up in the food chain and, ultimately, in our own food or in the water we drink.
DERPROSA™ is committed to the manufacture of polypropylene films that can be used to laminate paper and cardboard and, after use, the laminated product can be perfectly recycled in the same channel as paper.
DERPROSA™ is committed to totally natural alternatives, such as PLA (polylactic acid) that comes from corn, developing the DERPROSA™ NATIVIA® lamination range of films: industrially compostable and biodegradable. NATIVIA® is a film with several years of use in flexible packaging and that in 2020 will have versions for Graphic Arts starting in Europe.
DERPROSA™ is committed to information, education and awareness; transferring to its customers, interested parties and public opinion, in general, all the knowledge at its disposal on the responsible use of the products that it manufactures and the state of the art, so that our clients and the informed consumer can always make the best consumption decisions.
DERPROSA ™ is the graphic arts brand for lamination films of Taghleef Industries.
Taghleef Industries (Ti) is the leading supplier of specialty and high-performance films for packaging, labels, industrial and graphic arts applications. Headquartered in Dubai with manufacturing sites in eleven countries on six continents, the company has annual capacity of 500,000 metric tons of BOPP, CPP and PLA films for the global marketplace. Ti delivers intelligent packaging solutions and sustainable added value to customers and stakeholders through innovative research, high-quality film product, and focused service. For additional information on Taghleef Industries and Ti brands including Titanium™, NATIVIA®, EXTENDO®, DERPROSA™, SynDECOR®, and Shape360™ visit www.ti-films.com
For the graphic arts, the Group relies on its factory, Taghleef Industries SLU, located in Spain, from which it coordinates a global distribution network with a branch in the USA, "Derprosa Specialty Films USA", and 14 warehouses all over the world. www.derprosa.com
Official Journal of the European Union, L 155, 12 June 2019
Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment ( 1 )
REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL on the impact of the use of oxo-degradable plastic, including oxo-degradable plastic carrier bags, on the environment