12 October 2012
Leading specialty chemicals company Perstorp is committed to meet the strong growing demand for biodegradable plastics with investments in Capa™ Thermoplastics capacity.
The market for biodegradable plastics is growing rapidly, driven by consumer demand as well as public regulations and recommendations. Mainly used in packaging and in agriculture, biodegradable plastics are defined as plastics that are quickly and easily broken down by naturally occurring microorganisms.
Perstorp’s Capa™ Thermoplastics are ideal products for formulating biodegradable plastics thanks to their possibilities to optimize the level of degradability and the mechanical properties of bioplastics. Capa™ Thermoplastics are widely studied and recognized, for their biodegradability as well as for their easy processing and the added performance given in formulations of other plastics. The biodegradability of Capa™ Thermoplastics comes from the unique chemical structure of the Capa™ polymer that allows it to break down very quickly. Capa™ Thermoplastics blend well with many other polymers.
“Perstorp is committed to supporting the growing demand in biodegradable plastics using Capa™ Thermoplastics and has recently invested in making these competitive products available in large volumes,” says Perstorp Market Development Director Håkan Björnberg.