What are compostable products?

Compostable products are specifically manufactured to decompose into CO2, water, and organic humus in a short time in a composting environment.

We have developed a wide range of products such as cups, lids, sporks, food containers, bowl, etc… to satisfy all of customers’ needs. Our products are made entirely from compostable materials derived from starch, safe for consumers’ health and are environmentally friendly.

The products have gone through rigorous tests and received many of the world’s leading prestigious certificates such as OK Compost HOME and OK Compost INDUSTRIAL of TUV Austria, along with BPI Compostable of the US, DIN Certo Compostable and Biobased 50 – 85% of Germany.

Featured Products

Compostable straws

Compostable straws are the new eco-friendly alternative to plastic straws. They are capable to decompose within 6-12 months by microorganism in an industrial treatment.

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Featured Products

Compostable shopping bags
with handles

Maintaining the functionality of traditional plastic bags, our T-shirt bags are 100% compostable and do not contain any harmful additives which may have negative impacts on the users’ health and environment.

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1. What are the unique features of AFC’s biodegradable materials?

We possess diverse products based on self-developed catalyst technology and synthesis processes. Therefore, we can develop and supply customer grade materials that combine diverse grades to meet customer needs.

2. What are the advantages of biodegradable bioplastics?

Bio-based plastics are made from renewable sources instead of petroleum, which can help to reduce the dependency on limited fossil resources. Moreover, some bio-based plastics that are biodegradable/compostable can degrade into CO2, water and biomass, which helps to divert biowaste from landfill and increase waste management efficiency.

3. What are the main differences between compostable resin and conventional plastics?

The most important differences come from 2 main factors:
– Product compostability: AFC materials are fully compostable in a short time (less than 1 year) under natural burial or industrial composting treatment. Meanwhile, conventional plastics take hundreds or even thousands of years to decompose.
– The content of harmful substances emitted into the environment during the decomposition process: The decomposition of our materials produces humus, CO2, and water. Meanwhile, the decomposition of conventional plastic creates microplastics – very small matters that easily enter water sources as well as human and animal food chains.

4. How is AFC’s compostable resin manufactured?

Compostable polymers are produced by a esterification and polycondensation reaction between Alcohol Diol and Carboxylic diacid. These polymers are compounded in addition to TPS or Inorganic fillers like talc or CaCO3 in different ratios to make AFC’s compostable resins.

5. What kind of products can AFC materials be applied for?

AFC materials can be applied to various products such as bags (shopping bags, food bags, trash bags, etc.), cutlery, containers, trays, gloves, cups, and lids, etc. Please check the product information for details.

6. Can fossil-based plastics be completely replaced by bioplastics?

There is pretty much nothing that bioplastics cannot do. For almost every conventional plastic material and application, there is a bioplastic alternative available that offers the same or in some cases better properties and functionalities.

7. Where are biodegradable bioplastics already being used?

Today, biodegradable bioplastics are mainly being used in the following market segments:
• Packaging (including flexible and rigid packaging)
• Consumer goods & household appliances
• Automotive & transportation
• Building & construction
• Textiles
• Agriculture & horticulture
• Electronics & electrics

8. Can biodegradable bioplastics be made on conventional plastic machinery?

The processing of biodegradable bioplastic products can be completely created using conventional machinery.

1. How do AFC certify compostable products?

The compostability of AFC products have been certified by recognized and independent test institutions:
- Confirmed by third-party test institutes
- Proven in practice
- Suitable for direct contact with food

AFC's compostable products have gone through rigorous tests and received many of the world’s leading prestigious certificates such as OK Compost HOME and OK Compost INDUSTRIAL of TUV Austria, along with BPI Compostable of the US, DIN Certo Compostable and Biobased 50 – 85% of Germany.

2. How long do AFC products take to decompose?

Decomposition time depends on the environmental conditions for each type of product. With bags, paper cups and gloves, these products will decompose after 6-12 months under natural burial conditions. Other products will decompose within 6-12 months in industrial waste treatment conditions.

3. How are AFC products good for the environment?

AFC products are 100% compostable. Using these products will reduce plastic waste and produce less CO2 than conventional plastic products. Therefore, they are 100% eco-friendly products.

4. When do AFC products become out of date?

The expiration date of AFC products depends on the type of product. However, the general expiration date ranges from 1-2 years after the released date.

5. What are the colorings of AFC products made from? Will it affect the health of the consumer?

To meet the rigorous standards of certifications for 100% compostable products, the colorings for AFC products must also be made from environmentally friendly and compostable materials and will not affect the health of consumers.

6. Can AFC customize products to follow client’s requirements?

Yes, we are always able to offer custom-made products to serve specific requirements.

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