Ecotach™ – the first 100% biodegradable fasteners in the world
Avery Dennison presents ECOTACH™. Biodegradable (bio-PP) fasteners meet the needs of environmentally conscious retailers, brand owners, manufacturers and consumers who want to reduce their environmental footprint.
Sustainable apparel tagging solution
The Ecotach™ bio-PP fasteners is a first of its kind of innovation in the world and will help to reduce the amount of single use plastic that goes into the environment.
The new bio-PP fastener is made out of a proprietary blend of polypropylene material specifically designed to biodegrade in less than a year once it is on soil, without leaving behind any harmful substances.
The technology used results in no micro plastics so that when a fastener degrades all that is left is a carbon dioxide, water and microbes (biomass).
Did you know 80 billion garments are manufactured each year, 90% of them have a single use plastic fastener, resulting in 72 billion plastic fasteners made every year for the garment industry.
ECOTACH™ bio-PP fasteners break down after 1 year
The images represent the results of the Biodegradability testing of our bio-PP fasteners and were performed by an independent testing agency per ASTM D2565 / ISO 4892-2 under accelerated aging conditions.
• Broken down by naturally occurring bacteria.
• Nature is able to re engage with the product within the environment via nature’s four agents of decay – light, air, moisture and microbes.
• Technology used results in no micro plastics. All that’s left is carbon dioxide, water and microbes (biomass).
• Through this technology we can show full biodegradation for polypropylene fasteners within one year of on soil conditions.
Patterned & Certificized
Ecotach™ biodegradable (bio-PP) fasteners has certificate that is 100% biodegradable approved and ISO 14021:2016 compliant.