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GP Positive List

Positive List


Ver.2017.1(Mar.)

Classification Code PL Category Remarks
A

Biodegradable Plastics

Refers to biodegradable synthetic high-polymer materials with a molecular weight (Mn) of at least 1,000. This includes chemically modified starch- and polyamino-acid-based biodegradable high-polymer materials.

B
(Additives)
1

Stabilizers

Includes antioxidants, radical scavengers and ultraviolet absorbers, etc.

2

Surfactants

Includes antistatic agents, antifog additives, dispersants and emulsifiers, etc.

3

Lubricants

Includes mold release agents, organic antiblocking agents, plasticizers, waxes, rosins, etc.

4

Inorganic Materials

Includes inorganic antiblocking agents and inorganic colored fillers, etc.

5

Blowing Agents

Includes auxiliary blowing agents.

6

Other (1) (Organic Materials)

Includes food additives used under the Food Hygiene Law, etc.

7

Other (2)
(Organic Materials with Special Functions)

Includes specified functional materials, functional non-biodegradable high-polymer materials and non-biodegradable adhesives, etc. for exclusive use in GreenPla.

8

Natural Organic Materials

Includes starch, cellulose, wood flour, etc.

9

Color Materials

Includes pigments, dyes, masking agents, food dyes and inks.

C
(Other Materials)
1

Semi-finished Products

Refers to raw materials where the total amount of biodegradable plastic (Category A) and natural organic materials (Category B-8) accounts for at least 50.0% of the weight (or volume) of the product and to which additives (Category B) have been added. However, this does not apply where the item itself does not constitute a finished product, such as a master batch. Includes biodegradable inks.

2

Biodegradable Adhesives

Includes reactive biodegradable adhesives, etc.