LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) of a new plasticiser from Danisco
FORCE Technology performed a life cycle assessment of Danisco's new plasticizer SOFT-N-SAFE in order to document the environmental impact from the product.
SOFT-N-SAFETM is a biodegradable plasticizer which is produced from acetic acid and fully hardened castor oil which is extracted from the seeds of the castor plant.
The product can be used to make plastic products soft and flexible and can replace phthalates as a plasticizer in among other things medical equipment and semi-manufactures for the pharmaceutical industry.
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Products made of a slightly different composition but very similar to SOFT-N-SAFETM are used as an additive in many different foods, among other things chocolate and margarine.
The LCA report showed that the product, as an alternative to the fossil-based products on the market, has a lower environmental impact and is especially characterised by:
- Low contribution to global warming
- Low fossil releases
- Low water pollution