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Agricultural mulching films (AMFs) are key to help growers increase their yield without using additional products.

AMF are used by growers because of their many benefits, including weed and water control. However, these films are difficult to re-use and therefore are often disposed of in landfills or incinerators after a single growing season. Biodegradable mulch films are available, but adoption has been limited because of their slow degradation rate when tilled into the soil and lower performance when compared to conventional AMF. The group works in the development of technologies to assist the farmer towards a sustainable agriculture. These technologies include mechanisms to accelerate degradation of commercially available films but also a multilayer competitive mulch film that is 100% degradable in soil and performs satisfyingly towards the farmer, while generating economic benefits across the supply chain.

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