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Cereplast Granted Patent for Biodegradable Nanopolymer Compositions



Cereplast Granted Patent for Biodegradable Nanopolymer Compositions

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cereplast, Inc.
(OTCQB:CERP) (the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased,
compostable and sustainable bioplastics, today announced that the United
States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted the Company patent
protection for biodegradable nanopolymer compositions and biodegradable
articles made thereof. USPTO-issued patent 8,389,614 is a significant patent
for the company and for the field of biodegradable polymers, as it is the
first of its kind. This patent expands Cereplast's growing intellectual
property portfolio and protects the composition formulation invented by the
Cereplast R&D team.

This patent describes biodegradable compositions including polylactic acid
(PLA) and other components, and incorporates nanofillers that improve the
physical and thermal properties of the material. Biodegradable materials are
known for their thermal and physical limitations, and the newly-patented
Cereplast composition improves such properties by introducing nanofillers that
are known for improving polymer functions.

Mr. Frederic Scheer Chairman and CEO of Cereplast commented, "Protecting the
intellectual property of the Company is a high priority and is an important
part of our long-term growth strategy, as is creating new grades of bioplastic
resin that expand the properties available to meet the ever-growing needs of
the marketplace. This new patent is the first for biodegradable nanopolymer
compositions and further establishes Cereplast's role as a leader in the
bioplastics industry. Nanopolymers have brought innovation to the traditional
plastics industry, and we are proud to have extended their reach to the
bioplastics industry."

About Cereplast, Inc.

Cereplast, Inc. (OTCQB:CERP) designs and manufactures proprietary biobased,
sustainable bioplastics which are used as substitutes for traditional plastics
in all major converting processes - such as injection molding, thermoforming,
blow molding and extrusions - at a pricing structure that is competitive with
traditional plastics. On the cutting-edge of biobased plastic material
development, Cereplast now offers resins to meet a variety of customer
demands. Cereplast Compostables® resins are ideally suited for single-use
applications where high biobased content and compostability are advantageous,
especially in the food service industry. Cereplast Sustainables® resins
combine high biobased content with the durability and endurance of traditional
plastic, making them ideal for applications in industries such as automotive,
consumer electronics and packaging. Learn more at www.cereplast.com. You may
also visit the Cereplast social networking pages at Facebook.com/Cereplast,
Twitter.com/Cereplast and Youtube.com/Cereplastinc.

The Cereplast, Inc. logo is available at
http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=9567

CONTACT: Cereplast, Inc.
         Public Relations
         Nicole Robertson
         (310) 615-1900 x154
         nrobertson@cereplast.com
        
         Investor Relations:
         Alliance Advisors, LLC
         Alan Sheinwald
         914-669-0222
         asheinwald@allianceadvisors.net
        
         Valter Pinto
         914-669-0222 x201
         valter@allianceadvisors.net
         www.AllianceAdvisors.net

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