Perstorp Capa grades 6500D and 6800D granted food contact approval in US

19.07.2017

Obtaining food contact approval in the US for its newest Capa grades is another step forward in the company's drive to expand the use of bioplastics.

mBioplastics is a focus area for Perstorp. It is an important part of the company’s commitment to the environment and vision for a more sustainable future. Capa for Bioplastics exhibits excellent biodegradability properties and can improve bioplastic solutions, as well as enabling unique product characteristics. In the bioplastics market, Capa is typically used for applications like bags and films, paper cups and packaging.

“We have had food contact approval in Europe (EFSA) already for a few years,” says Jesper Fahlén, global product manager Capa. “This approval for our Capa 6500D as well as for the new Capa 6800D verifies that Capa is safe for food applications, enabling bioplastic packaging for a more sustainable future.”

The new Capa 6800D grade further extends Perstorp’s range of products for biodegradable food packaging applications. It is a high molecular weight linear polyester derived from caprolactone monomer. Like Capa 6500D, the Capa 6800D variant does not compromise on performance; being just as durable, stable, and easy to process while offering best in class biodegradability.

“The bioplastics market is rapidly growing and Perstorp sees huge potential for biodegradable packaging and food applications,” says Marie Grönborg, Executive Vice President at Perstorp. “With the broader portfolio we meet our customers’ need for formulation efficiency by offering different choices of molecular weight. By helping manufacturers move from conventional plastics to bioplastics we are, together, reducing the pollution our planet is facing.”

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