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Mega Fortris goes Green!

Mega Fortris goes Green!

Mega Fortris goes green.

Mega Fortris is proud to announce the launch of our new biodegradable security seals, ushering us into a new era of playing our small role in saving the environment - The only one we have!


Plastics in their current form have existed for less than a century and are used in our daily lives from clothing, retailing,

cooking, engineering, packaging, etc. One of the main reasons for the wide usage of plastics is its durability. In 2015, 6.3

billion tonnes of plastic waste has been generated, out of which 9% is recycled, 12% incinerated and 79% accumulated in

landfills or the natural environment (BBC – Science Magazine).


In its produced form, plastics will take centuries to biodegrade. Mega Fortris has assessed various forms of technologies in the form of

additives that can enhance the biodegradability of our products. We have now tied up with our technology provider with an additive

that is:

Simple to use and does not affect processing

conditions of our products

Not affecting the properties of the products as

compared to its untreated form

Food safe in accordance to FDA requirements

Recyclable to the same extent as its untreated form

Not degradable after manufacture and not requiring special

storage after the products arrive at your storage sites

Biodegradable only when the product is in an environment of

high microbial activities, especially in landfill and composting



The biodegradability of the treated products had been independently verified by approved independent laboratories in United States

using testing methods ASTM D 5511 and ASTM D 5526. From the testings conducted, the treated products, depending on the form

and type of plastic will biodegrade in 1 to 5 years as compared to centuries for untreated products. On our own, the addition of the

biodegradable additives do not affect the physical and marking properties of Mega Fortris security seal.



Standards and Certifications

In addition, our technology provider had confirmed that the treated products comply with:

• ISO 14021:1999 on “Environmental Labels and Declarations” under the definition of “Biodegradable”

• ASTM D 5511, ISO DIS 15985, ASTM D 5526 and ASTM D 5338 on biodegradability

• FDA’s testing specifications 21 CFR 177.1630 and 21 CFR 177.1520 on food safety

• US EPA Method 8015 on being completely broken down, and

• EU Directive 94/62/EC Directive on “Packaging and Packaging Waste” and with plastic directives

“Directive 89/109/EEC” and “Directive 2002/72/EC”

Please contact us on further information and our latest initiative on your contribution to environment protection.

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