Danisco's Soft-N-Safe bio-based plasticiser has completed a cradle-to-gate Life Cycle Assessment, detailing the environmental impacts in accordance with the ISO 14044 standard as well as the ILCD Handbook from the Joint Research Centre of European Commission. For use in food contact and the technical markets, the Glycerine and Castor Oil based plasticiser can be used in a variety of polymers in addition to polyvinyl chloride (PVC), including polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and acrylics.
Danisco's Mikkel Thrane said the 3rd party verified study shows Soft-N-Safe with a minimal environmental footpring, including a low impact on water resources, mon-renewable resource depletion, and greenhouse gas emissions.
"The landscape for plasticisers has changed over the last few years," noted Philippe Dumont, sales manager for non-food & plastics, "and Processors and Brandowners are faced with many more pressures than in previous eras: regulatory, brand image, the quest for differentiation and sustainability are all concepts that we cannot ignore today. A benign environmental profile is key to the product's acceptability in the market."
Soft-N-Safe is a food-grade plasticiser approved for food and skin contact with good foam height and density, as well as low volatility, fogging.