Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

About the products

1. What does it mean GOG products are Water-Soluble?

Water-soluble means our products are able to dissolve (>70°C.) The component that makes this possible is called Polyvinyl alcohol (also known as PVOH, PVAL, or PVA), which is odorless, biodegradable, non-toxic, and water-soluble synthetic polymer.

Just for you to get an idea, this has the same component that you see on the laundry and dishwasher pods wrapping, which dissolves while in contact with water.

2. Is the bag or film drinkable?

No, please don’t try to drink it as it is not made for human testing.

 

3. What will happen if the bag or film goes to landfill?

We encourage customers to use the bag for reusable purposes such as shopping on supermarkets or the like and then dissolve it. In case it goes to landfill (worst-case scenario) the bag will biodegrade slowly in a few years.

Our PVOH products are certified compostable products which if not dissolved, will biodegrade into water and carbon dioxide for more than 90% within 180 days under composting conditions, and more than 60% in 180 days under aqueous medium (if fish eat it, it can be digested with no danger to marine life)

 

4. What will happen if the bag or film goes to the ocean?

The bag or film will soften, stretch and break down eventually avoiding any danger for marine life, even if marine animals eat the bag, as these products are made of non-toxic materials for this same purpose.

 

5. What is the main purpose of the bags and packaging film?

Bags' main purpose is to carry items between 3kg to 6kg depending on the bag size and thickness. Packaging film main purpose is to wrap or package every item possible, excepting all food items. Please be aware that our packaging film cant have direct contact with food.

 

6. Can we customize the bags?

Yes, you can customize the size, thickness, branding (printing), and bag colour (basic colours only), which will change the unit price according to your specifications.

 

7. What is the printing ink made of?

The printing ink has no compostable certification, but the ink is eco-friendly, as it doesn´t contain any heavy metal, no benzene, and ketone. We do, however, recommend to our clients that they try to minimize the printing for an eco-friendlier product.

 

8. What happens to the bags or film in the rain?

The bag or film will soften, stretch, and break down under heavy rain in around 5 to 10 minutes. We don’t recommend to use the bags when raining.

9. How can I buy Wholesale products?

We do wholesales, which means there is a minimum order quantity (MOQ) requirement according to the size of the products which should vary between 50,000 and 100,000 units minimum. Please click here to get a quote.

10. Is it harmful to humans and the environment?

The products are certified as compostable and non-toxic material, therefore, not harmful to humans and marine life contact, but, we strongly suggest not to diggest it and avoiding direct contact with food. If the bags are not dissolved and get to the ocean, the marine life can eat it and it won´t cause any danger for them.

11. Are these PVOH products certified?

Yes, we have the SGS reports about toxicity and Biodegradation and Compostable certifications from Europe (EN13432), Japan (JBPA GreenPla), and the United States (ASTM D6400). We are in the process of the Australasian Bioplastics Association certification (ABA) at the moment.

12. What´s the load capacity of the bags?

To put an example, a bag size of 300mm x 450mm, 35 microns (um) thickness, can carry around 3kg to 6kg. If you need the bags to hold more weight, then the thickness has to be bigger.

 
 
 

Do you still have questions?

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