Bioguard 80® is a specially formulated film that emulates similar properties and applications to Bookguard - with the added benefit of being biodegradable.
We’ve successfully developed an “active biodegradable ingredient” that enables Bioguard 80® to fully biodegrade when placed in the right compostable environment (landfill or compost) without leaving microplastics.
NB: The active biodegradable ingredient can produce a slight grain / texture in Bioguard 80®. There is no loss of clarity or reduction in protection.
Bioguard 80® will not begin to biodegrade during normal library use.
The active biodegradable ingredient will not activate until it is placed into anaerobic-digestion conditions – landfill or compost. These conditions must be dark and include
Bioguard 80® is manufactured by Raeco so customers can expect our highest standards of clarity and quality. Bioguard 80® is the same thickness [80 microns] as Bookguard 80 and offers the same protection as Bookguard. Application of both products remains the same.
Bioguard 80® is suitable to cover all books covered by existing 80-micron adhesive book covering.
Bioplastics may be promoted as "environmentally friendly" or plant based, however, they not fully biodegradable. Instead of truly degrading, these materials merely fragment into bite-sized microplastics. Microplastics are incredibly dangerous toxins and remain in the environment. They build up in oceans, contaminate soil, waterways and accumulate inside countless animals and marine life.
Bioguard 80® is the world's first FULLY biodegradable book covering. It breaks down completely in compost or landfill environments. Worms eat is leaving only compost!
Bioguard 80® presents the same features of Raeco’s popular Bookguard80 including: