OREANDA-NEWS. October 05, 2015. Symphony Environmental Technologies Plc (AIM: SYM), global specialists in 'making plastic smarter', with d2w controlled-life, d2p anti-bacterial and d2t anti-counterfeiting technologies, announces  the launch of several new applications from the d2p range of technologies.

Symphony's product team has introduced  an expanded portfolio of d2p products that includes anti rodent slug and insect repellents, flame retardant, anti-fouling and odour adsorbing and masking technologies.

Anti-microbial and anti-fungal applications are increasingly important to reduce the need for preservatives in foods, and to protect plastic packaging for raw poultry against dangerous organisms like E-coli  campylobacter and Salmonella, as antibiotics become less effective.

These additions will bolster the Group's existing anti-bacterial and anti-insect/anti-mosquito product range.

Annual Distributor Conference

Symphony has just hosted its sixth Annual Global Distribtor Conference which was attended by delegates from Symphony product distributors  in more than 30 countries including Australia, Costa Rica, Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Tongo, and the UAE.

The timing of the conference coincides with the imminent 5p plastic bag levy due to be introduced in England on 5 October. As a result of global legislative changes, delegates shared their success stories of Symphony's world leading d2w controlled-life plastic technology and how mandatory usage of the product were implemented in several countries such as Pakistan, Tongo and the UAE.

Many of the delegates communicated that the UK is lagging behind some of the developing countries in the effective tackling of plastic waste.

A survey commissioned by Symphony shows that 85 per cent of consumers surveyed believed that all plastic bags should be both biodegradable and recyclable in case they get into the environment as litter.  Controlled-life plastic technology is the only technology that meets both criteria. Similar results were shown by a recent survey in Mexico.

Furthermore, more than 60 per cent of those surveyed in both countries believed that if the plastic bags are both biodegradable and recyclable they should be provided by supermarkets free of charge.    

Michael Laurier, CEO of Symphony, said: "We are privileged to have such a geographically diverse and supportive global distribution network, on whom Symphony's future success will depend. With the expanded product portfolio and favourable legislative environment, I am confident that Symphony will have many exciting opportunities ahead."