Press Release: Test continuous, Placard triggers interest


Additional characterisations and further test results of Placard project, were presented during the 27th month meeting held on 1st April at Unisalento premises in Lecce, Italy.

The project aims at producing a new bio-based plasticizer for soft PVC which is obtained by chemical modification of cardanol, an industrial grade oil obtained by vacuum distillation of cashew nut shell liquid. By using a by-product such as cashew nut shells the Placard plasticizer does not create pressure on food resources.

A stable production process with continuous aim at cost reduction was reported by Serichim. Whilst additional tests performed at Unisalento laboratory such as UV stability properties demonstrated good results which will be further investigated. Furthermore, KOMMI presented test result in the industrial production which was considered very promising.

Already executed and reported test results triggered an interest to test this product in different actors in the supply chain which will be now closely followed and reported. This phase is planned in the last, exploitation phase of the European project. 


The Placard project is co-financed by Eco-innovation initiative with expected end period by 31st December 2016. The Eco-innovation initiative is part of the EU's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP), set up to support innovation among SMEs and to improve their competitiveness

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Nikol Svobodova

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