“Capa” caprolactones for bioplastic blends ready to be launched
Swedish specialty chemicals producer Perstorp (Perstorp; plans to launch new “Capa” caprolactones for bioplastic blends at the “K” Fair in Düsseldorf / Germany in October. The company says it has enhanced the biodegradability and bioplastic performance of the products. “Considerable investments have been made in caprolactones to ensure we deliver new products that address key issues related to plastic materials, such as sustainability, biodegradability and product safety,” the company states. “With a projected growth in bioplastics of 500% between 2011-2016 this is a very exciting growth area.”

The updated caprolactones can be used to enhance the properties of bioplastics such as PLA and starch-based polymers, allowing them to be used for new market opportunities and applications, Perstorp says. By adding Capa to PLA, the PLA can be used in film applications.

Blending with can improve mechanical properties and accelerate the biodegradation process, enabling the use of domestic composting rather than industrial composting that requires a higher temperature, says Perstorp. In addition, the low melting point enables processing at lower temperatures. End products include disposables such as compost bags, coated paper and one-time plastic cutlery as well as items that need to last a year or two such as cutlery and trays.

Perstorp did not provide details of the investments in its Capa product line, though it said in 2012 it would continue to raise production capacity at its UK site in line with market demand – see of 24.10.2012.
16.07.2013 [225805-0]
Published on 16.07.2013
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