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Perstorp’s Biopolymer Enhancers Receive Food Contact Approval by US FDA

Published on 2017-07-18. Author : SpecialChem

Perstorp has received food contact use approval for its Capa™ for Bioplastics product grades 6500D and the new 6800D.

Capa™ Facilitates New Opportunities for Bioplastics

By adding Capa 6800D to its product portfolio, Perstorp can now offer a higher molecular weight product to give customers more choices and flexibility in finding the right formulation.

  • Capa 6500D and Capa 6800D now approved for food contact use in the US. (Food Contact Notification by FDA)
  • The new Capa 6800D for Bioplastics extends Perstorp’s range of products for biodegradable food applications
  • Capa for Bioplastics is durable, stable and easy to process as well as offering best-in-class biodegradability

Enhancing Biopolymer Performance

  • Biodegradable and stable
  • Certified compostable with fast biodegradability
  • Improves the mechanical properties of bioplastics
  • Compatible biopolymer enhancer
  • Easy to add and process. 
  • Opens up new opportunities for bioplastics

Bioplastics 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.

Biodegradability Properties

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.”

Performance Without Compromise

The new Capa 6800D grade further extends Perstorp’s Capa portfolio. 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.

Biodegradable Packaging and Food Applications

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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Source: Perstorp
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