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01-07-2016

Capa for Bioplastics

High Renewable Content Combined with High Performance

Perstorp, Malmö, Sweden, has launched the renewable Capa for Bioplastics, a biopolymer enhancer based on the Capa Lactide technology, which enables a high renewable content in combination with vast opportunities to develop products with optimized performance for different bioplastic applications.

The renewable Capa concept enables freedom to design polymers that are flexible or hard, transparent or crystalline, tough or rigid and with a targeted melting point and polarity. Market indications show that these products are likely to deliver what many customers are looking for in terms of bio-based content and performance. Renewable Capa has been evaluated both in terms of compostability and bio-based content and is also certified as bio-based by the independent Belgian certification body Vinçotte.

“The challenge on the market has been to combine performance and biodegradability of the end application. With our renewable Capa concept we are redrawing the map by enabling products with high performing properties without compromising sustainability”, says Linda Zellner, Project Manager for Bioplastics.

Perstorp will continue to focus its efforts on three fast-growing bioplastic segments – paper coatings, bags and films, and packaging. It is already well established that Capa for Bioplastics is a biopolymer enhancer that offer stability and compatibility, improved mechanical properties, flexibility at low temperatures, and biodegradability. This effort is supported by Perstorp’s full industrial production and pilot facilities in Warrington, U.K. and its modern Swedish innovation center in Perstorp, for bioplastic formulations.

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Perstorp Holding AB

Tel.: +46 435 38000
Fax: +46 435 38100

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