Jun 23, 2023

Ingevity’s Capa® thermoplastics recognized for providing biodegradable solutions for agricultural and horticultural applications, awarded OK biodegradable SOIL certification


NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., June 22, 2023 – Ingevity Corporation (NYSE:NGVT) today announced its Capa® polycaprolactone thermoplastic grades obtained the OK biodegradable SOIL certification by TÜV Austria Bureau of Inspection and Certification, confirming Capa thermoplastics completely biodegrade in soil without adversely affecting the environment. The SOIL distinction is the fifth TÜV Austria OK certification earned by Ingevity’s Capa thermoplastics products, along with certifications for WATER and MARINE biodegradability and INDUSTRIAL and HOME compostability, and highlights the additional benefits the Capa portfolio offers for agricultural and horticultural products.

When used in applications such as seed coatings, tree shelters, mulch films, plant-fixing clips, binding yarn and control-release carrier substances for plant protection additives, Capa thermoplastics enable agricultural products to completely biodegrade after use and therefore help prevent the creation of harmful microplastics. This certification opens up new opportunities for Ingevity to enter the multi-billion dollar agricultural and horticultural markets using Capa technology.

“While efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle are paramount to addressing pollution issues, it is an unfortunate fact that plastics can find their way into our soil and waterways,” said Steve Hulme, senior vice president, and president, Advanced Polymer Technologies. “As evidenced by our growing library of biodegradability and compostability certifications, Ingevity’s Capa products offer unique end of life benefits that contribute to a circular economy and play a key role in supporting global efforts to protect our environment.”

Ingevity’s portfolio of global certifications that verify the environmental benefits of Capa bioplastics also includes Biodegradable Plastics Institute (BPI), Japanese Bioplastics Association, Seedling and TÜV Austria OK compost INDUSTRIAL, OK compost HOME and OK biodegradable MARINE and WATER. Learn more about Ingevity’s bioplastic offerings on the company’s website.

TÜV Austria 

TÜV Austria is a globally accredited authorization company offering independent third-party registration and certification services against various international ISO standards.  

Ingevity: Purify, Protect and Enhance

Ingevity provides products and technologies that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Through a team of talented and experienced people, we develop, manufacture and bring to market solutions that help customers solve complex problems and make the world more sustainable. We operate in three reporting segments: Performance Chemicals, which includes specialty chemicals and pavement technologies; Advanced Polymer Technologies, which includes biodegradable plastics and polyurethane materials; and Performance Materials, which includes activated carbon. Our products are used in in a variety of demanding applications, including adhesives, agrochemicals, asphalt paving, bioplastics, coatings, elastomers, lubricants, pavement markings, publication inks, oil exploration and production and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Headquartered in North Charleston, South Carolina, Ingevity operates from 31 countries around the world and employs approximately 2,050 people. The company’s common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:NGVT). For more information visit Follow Ingevity on LinkedIn.

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