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Bioplastics

Overview

Ingevity is the world leader in polycaprolactone technology and innovation, with a 40-year history of helping compounders and converters produce safer, more sustainable and higher performing bioplastics. Our Capa® family of caprolactone-based thermoplastic products are ideally suited for bags and films, rigid packaging, and paper coatings. Ingevity’s Capa team is world-renowned for helping customers improve their existing bioplastics offerings, extending the use of biopolymers, and ultimately creating more competitive products.

Our growing list of certifications from global governing bodies recognize the strong sustainability profile of our Capa portfolio. Due to the growing demand for sustainable products, Ingevity’s certified biodegradable plastics are becoming a material of choice for a growing number of brands and customers around the world.

Marine biodegradability certification

Ingevity’s portfolio of Capa thermoplastics is one of few bioplastics certified as OK Biodegradable Marine by TÜV Austria, a distinction requiring materials to achieve complete biodegradation in seawater environments, where much lower temperatures make biodegradability more challenging than land composting conditions. By fully biodegrading within four weeks, Capa’s certified products enable customers to address marine biodegradability requirements while reducing impact on the marine ecosystem. The addition of OK Marine certification further extends the benefits of the portfolio of Capa solutions that help plastics biodegrade quickly and completely, whether they be composted, landfilled or, unfortunately, make their way into our oceans.

Home and industrial compost certifications

OK Compost Industrial and Home certifications guarantees our engineered polymers meet
standards to fully biodegrade in an industrial composting plant and in a home compost heap.

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Processing advantages

  • Easy to process
  • Thermally stable
  • Broad processing window

Performance advantages

  • No packaging degradation with use
  • Remains flexible in cold environments
  • Fast biodegradability
  • Certified compostability

Business advantages

  • Higher quality of final bioplastic material means better brand recognition for your final product
  • Better processing and stability mean reduced waste
  • Home compostability opens new business opportunities

Our growing list of certifications from global governing bodies recognize the strong sustainability profile of our Capa portfolio. Due to the growing demand for sustainable products, Ingevity’s certified biodegradable plastics are becoming a material of choice for a growing number of brands and customers around the world.

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Contact

For more information on our products and services, email us at:

The Americas: Joel Neale | [email protected]

Asia Pacific: Ellen Yin | [email protected]

Europe, Middle East, Africa: Steve Monaghan | [email protected]