Biodegradable sheet protectors still offer archival quality

When someone thinks of a product being biodegradable, they sometimes also assume that the product won’t be of the same high quality that its non-biodegradable counterpart is.  But, I am here to tell you that our biodegradable poly sheet protector still provide the same archival quality document storage and protection you have always relied on.

Biodegradable Poly Sheet Protectors

The biodegradable sheet protector still provides the same archival quality you have come to rely on.

The page protectors are made from acid-free, archival quality polypropylene, just like many of our other sheet protector products. The difference occurs during the manufacturing process.

During this time, with the addition of an additive to the plastic used for the sheet protector, the holder becomes biodegradable, when tested according to the American Society for Testing and Materials’ (ASTM) D5511. The ASTM testing indicates that the sheet protector will biodegrade in two to five years, when buried in an anaerobic landfill. Because of the wide variation in landfill systems, actual timing may vary.

In order for the protectors to start their bio-degradation process, they need to be in constant contact with other biodegrading material, like that found in a landfill. This means that they will not degrade before they are disposed of, like when they are sitting in your home office.

To find out more information on our biodegradable archival polypropylene sheet protectors and other biodegradable products, check out the Biodegradable Products FAQ section of our website.

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