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Perstorp Acquires FDA’s Food Contact Approval for Capa™ for Bioplastics

Published on 2017-07-19. Author : SpecialChem

Perstorp has recently acquired food contact use approval for its Capa™ for Bioplastics product grades Capa™ 6500D and the new Capa™6800D. With addition of Capa 6800D in its product portfolio, Perstorp can now offer a higher molecular weight product to give customers more choices and flexibility in finding the right formulation.

FDA Approval for Capa™ for Bioplastics


Capa™ for Bioplastics for Food Packaging

Bioplastics - Focus Area for Perstorp


  • Bioplastics are 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 
    • Can improve bioplastic solutions
    • Enables unique product characteristics
  • In the bioplastics market, Capa is used for bags and films, paper cups and packaging.

Jesper Fahlén, global product manager Capa, said:
“We have had food contact approval in Europe (EFSA) already for a few years. 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 high molecular weight linear polyester derived from caprolactone monomer. 
  • Unlike Capa 6500D, the Capa 6800D variant does not compromise on performance.

Key Features of Capa 6800D Bioplastic


  • Durable
  • Stable
  • Easy to process 
  • Biodegradable

Marie Grönborg, Executive Vice President at Perstorp, said:
“The bioplastics market is rapidly growing and Perstorp sees huge potential for biodegradable packaging and food applications. 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.”

Capa™ is the property of the Perstorp Group.


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Source: Perstorp
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