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. Our active biodegradable ingredient does not produce pin holes.
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.
NO MICROPLASTICS HERE
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!
Our active biodegradable ingredient results in a slight texture to Bioguard 80®. This texture does not effect the level of protection to your book.
The texture makes it easy for you, your team and your visitors to identify which books in your collection are covered in Bioguard 80®.
When replacing your book, it can safely be identified as having Bioguard 80® covering and can be recycled or placed into compost or landfill – without having to remove the cover.