OCEANEX achieves high polymer replacement levels in plastics by harnessing the power of the compounds naturally found in powdered Oyster shell. The shell is denatured, blended with some additional organic material to create super-fine OCEANEX powder.
There is no actual Oyster in OCEANEX so plastics that contain it will not present a problem for people with seafood allergies.
For some plastic manufacturing processes OCEANEX powder can be introduced directly and we can supply it in that form. More commonly OCEANEX is supplied as a compounded masterbatch pellet. Our stock pellet carrier is HDPE which is compatible with most types of plastics. The carrier material is less than 10% of the pellet mass.
To create a fully bio-renewable masterbatch we offer the option to use Green PE (Braskem) as the carrier material, plus we can supply a version of OCEANEX compounded with PBAT that can be used with compostable bio-plastic films.