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Capable of being chemically degraded: degradable plastic wastes.

de·grad′a·bil′i·ty n.


the state or quality of being susceptible to breakdown or decomposition. — degradable, adj.
See also: Decaying
the state or quality of being susceptible to breakdown or decomposition. — degradable, adj.
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Several researchers have attempted to modify and improve the degradability of PCL and PLA through copolymerization.
As the world's biggest producer of polylactic acid (PLA) resins made by bacterial fermentation of cornstarch or sugar beets, Cargill says PLA will have to compete on properties and cost with other commodity resins in uses where degradability is a secondary or negligible attraction.
Such an improvement in degradability would be a boon for the nation's landfills.
Other states have tried to define degradability more exactly or have addressed the issue of plastic six-pack connecting rings.
Many of the MWare products have met the ASTM 6868 standard for degradability and are currently being certified for compostability.
Pressure readings were taken more frequently during the initial fermentation period and reduced later (0, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 19, 24, 30, 36, 48, 72 and 96 hours); after the readings of 12, 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours, two vials were taken from each treatment to determine the degradability.
Until now, no studies have evaluated the effects of CDDGS supplementation on productive performance, intake, digestibility, in situ degradability, fermentation patterns and concentrations of blood metabolites in beef cattle grazing on arid rangelands.
Applicable Standard For Bio Degradability As Per Astm-D-3826-98, D-5208-01 And D-5510-94 Ann-I- For Applicable Standard For Bio Degradability.
Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate in situ rumen degradability and in vitro digestibility of dry matter (DM) of concentrated supplements formulated using pelleted diverse potato flour with varying levels of urea.
Degradability can therefore be engineered into polymers by the addition of chemical linkages such as anhydride, ester, or amide bonds.
The nanofibers are made of cellulose acetate/gelatin, and they have a similar structure with human body with appropriate degradability.
The netting integrity is not compromised during its functional life, but provides the added benefit of controlled degradability.