EU project SUCCIPACK: PBS as new packaging material
The European project SUCCIPACK is expected to bring a major innovation for the European food and packaging industry. Its objective is to develop new food packaging materials based on polybutylene succinate (PBS). PBS is a promising bio-based polymer obtained from succinic acid and 1,4- butanediol. The properties of PBS are comparable to those of polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP).
The project will explore the potential of PBS by developing adapted PBS grades, structures, formulations, treatments and recycling routes. As part of the project, TopChim and VITO in Belgium are working on a coating to give the PBS the necessary barrier properties (Press Release VITO, 10 December 2014).
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