The aim of SUCCIPACK is to develop sustainable, active, and intelligent food packaging materials based on
green PBS that can be flexibly used by packaging and food industries. SUCCIPACK aims to support European industry efforts to introduce biobased polybutylene succinate (PBS) as a new material on the food packaging market. Its main advantage is that it has complementary properties compared to other biobased polymers like polylactic acid. PBS is synthesized by polycondensation of succinic acid and butanediol, both identified as key “building blocks” from renewable resources which will be produced on a large scale in the coming years.