API and Sacmi come together to manufacture a 100% biodegradable cap

Thermoplastic compounder and biopolymer maker API Spa says a partnership with packaging machinery supplier Sacmi has led to the development of a 100% biodegradable mineral water bottle cap.

"API Spa has a long tradition in soft thermoplastic compounds used in many different applications and it is now approaching the packaging industry with its range of biodegradable plastic compounds," Aldo Zanetit, business unit manager for the packaging and medical division of API Spa, told PlasticsToday. "Sacmi provided the opportunity to optimize our biodegradable grades for their compression technology."...

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