Fiocchi and B&P USA Announce Biodegradable Wad

posted on January 18, 2023
Maingreen Core Wads

Fiocchi and Baschieri & Pellagri USA have announced the latest technology in the companies' EnviroShield initiative. Recognizing that hunters and sport shooters are the frontline stewards of wild lands and wildlife, both Fiocchi USA and Baschieri & Pellagri USA have committed to developing ammunition that has minimal to zero environmental impact. Having already developed lead- and zinc-free primers, as well as incorporated non-toxic shot and centerfire projectiles, both companies are now looking forward to introducing the next sustainable and environmentally safe shotshell ammunition component—GreenCore wad technology.

GreenCore is a biodegradable shotshell wad that decomposes on exposure to bacteria naturally present in the environment. Equally important, these wads do not simply break down into smaller micro-plastics, but are 100-percent biodegradable, leaving behind no particles or toxic residue. Furthermore, the wads are denser than water, allowing them to sink quickly and initiate the decomposition process.

GreenCore shotshell

As for performance, nothing is lost with GreenCore wads. These wads hit all the expected ballistic standards, with technical performance on par or better than traditional plastic wads; this is true regardless of temperature and humidity.

Fiocchi USA and Baschieri & Pellagri USA are committed to helping hunters and shooters reduce and ultimately eliminate any negative impact on wild habitats and the wild game they hold. Look for the EnviroShield logo on select Fiocchi and B&P ammo boxes.

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