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Metabolix Launches Mvera™ B5010, A New Compostable Film Grade Resin



     Metabolix Launches Mvera™ B5010, A New Compostable Film Grade Resin

Provides Brand Owners and Converters with Performance-Driven Compostable Bag
Options

PR Newswire

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 16, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ:
MBLX), an innovation-driven performance biomaterials company delivering
sustainable solutions to the plastics, chemicals and energy industries, today
announced Mvera™ B5010, a new compostable film grade resin. Mvera B5010 film
grade resin is designed for the compostable bag and film markets across the
globe. 

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130822/NE67878LOGO-b )

Metabolix developed Mvera B5010 film grade resin to meet international
industrial standards for compostability, and has been certified by Vinçotte to
meet the EN13432 standard. Mvera B5010 resin allows significant down gauging
and features excellent melt strength, resulting in easy processing on
conventional blown film extrusion equipment. The compostable resin produces
film that has excellent seal strength and good printability for compostable
shopping bags and food waste compost bags. 

"We continue to make advances in the development of compostable resins and the
further extension of our Mvera product line is designed to meet the global
demand of the compostable bag and film markets," said Bob Engle, vice
president, biopolymers, at Metabolix. "Mvera B5010 is the first commercial
product release following the announcement of our collaboration with Samsung
Fine Chemicals and it delivers on Metabolix's aim to extend our product range
to meet customer needs in the marketplace, offering a robust balance of
toughness and load-bearing capability."      

In July 2013, Metabolix announced a collaboration with Samsung Fine Chemicals
and noted the complementary product lines and regional positioning of the
companies.  

At K 2013, taking place from October 16 – 23, 2013 in Dusseldorf, Germany,
Metabolix will be showcasing Mvera B5010; along with biobased performance
additives for PVC, I6001 and I6003rp; and a number of additional biobased
master batch and bio-composite resin products. For more information on Mvera
B5010, including a product bulletin, please visit the product page. 

About Metabolix
Metabolix, Inc. is an advanced biomaterials company that is well positioned to
address growing market demand for sustainable solutions in the plastics,
chemicals and energy industries. The Company is developing and commercializing
a family of high-performance biopolymers targeted to the markets for film and
bag applications, performance additives and functional biodegradation.
Metabolix's biobased chemicals platform is focused on high-value segments and
applications using its novel "FAST" recovery process. The Company also is
developing a platform for co-producing plastics, chemicals and energy from
crops. Metabolix has established an industry-leading intellectual property
portfolio that, together with its knowledge of advanced industrial practice,
provides a foundation for industry collaborations.

For more information, please visit www.metabolix.com.

Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant
to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as
amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of
future performance. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press
release which are not strictly historical statements, including, without
limitation, statements regarding expectations for market demand and Metabolix
product development, constitute forward-looking statements. Such
forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated,
including the risks and uncertainties detailed in Metabolix's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. Metabolix assumes no obligation to update
any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with
respect to the announcements described herein.

(MBLX-G)

Metabolix Contact:
Lynne H. Brum, 617-682-4693, LBrum@metabolix.com

Media Inquiries:
Schwartz MSL Boston
Keith Giannini or Shweta Agarwal at 781-684-0770 metabolix@schwartzmsl.com

SOURCE Metabolix, Inc.

Website: http://www.metabolix.com
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