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Jan 28, 2021

Caprolactone thermoplastics boost flexibility, biodegradability of PLA and PHA

INGEVITY IN THE NEWS

Capa brand caprolactone thermoplastics from Ingevity, North Charleston, S.C., have been shown to increase the flexibility of bioplastics PLA and PHA. Ingevity acquired the Capa caprolactone division of Sweden’s Perstorp Holding AB in the spring of 2019. The Capa brand has evolved to innovative copolymers for thermoplastics that can be used to make new bioplastic compounds.

The Capa acquisition gave Ingevity access to the production and commercialization of caprolactone and high-value downstream derivatives, including caprolactone polyols, thermoplastics, lactides, and hexanediol (HDO).  The Capa product portfolio comprise Ingevity’s engineered polymers business, part of the company’s performance chemicals segment. Read more…


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