Project Description

GreenCAP eurecat

New microcapsules with perfumes for detergency and cleaning products that do not generate microplastics.

The GreenCAP project pursues to improve the leadership and excellence of the Spanish company in the development of detergents and cleaning products that do not generate microplastics.

In recent years, the application of microcapsules has spread widely in sectors as different as food, medical, cosmetic or textile due to the benefits that these systems present, with respect to the use of active compounds without encapsulation. However, current capsules contain non-degradable polymers and are defined as generating microplastics. This problem also affects the market for detergents and cleaning products, due to the presence of ingredients carried through polymeric microparticles affected by the restriction of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

GreenCAP aims to fight against this problem and its innovation and research is based on ECHA’s restriction proposals for microplastic particles intentionally added to professional or consumer products of any kind, in accordance with the European Commission recommendations.

The consortium of the project counts with the Chemical Technology Unit of Eurecat which offers its knowledge collaboration with CARINSA, have application in detergency products.

General details

Project 

GreenCAP – Research, development, and validation of new microcapsules with perfumes for detergency and cleaning products that do not generate microplastics

Project reference

RTC2019-006905-5

Programme and call for tender

Project funded by the call Retos-Collaboration of the State Program of Research, Development and Innovation Oriented to the Challenges of Society, within the State Research Plan Scientific and Technical and Innovation 2017-2020