Metabolix To Showcase Compostable Resins And Biobased Performance Additives At K 2013

Metabolix To Showcase Compostable Resins And Biobased Performance Additives At
                                    K 2013

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and DUSSELDORF, Germany, Oct. 16, 2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and DUSSELDORF, Germany, Oct.16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --K
2013, MESSE DuSSELDORF -- Metabolix (NASDAQ: MBLX), an innovation-driven
performance biomaterials company focused on developing sustainable solutions
to the plastics, chemicals and energy industries, will showcase a variety of
compostable resin and biobased performance additive products at the K 2013
International Trade Fair. Show attendees may visit Metabolix between October
16 and 23 at Messe Dusseldorf Hall 08B, Stand D38.

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"The customer response has been very positive to our recently launched film
product for compostable bags, Mvera B5010," said Bob Engle, vice president,
biopolymers, at Metabolix. "Using Mvera B5010, our customers are able to
easily produce superior quality compostable shopping and food waste collection
bags. Additionally, the interest in our new biobased performance additives:
I6003rp, for PVC recycle and in I6001 for toughening and improved permanence
in flexible PVC has been very encouraging with steady demand for samples from
potential customers. These new products underscore our commitment to continue
to make advances in biopolymers and open new market opportunities for our
customers. We are looking forward to demonstrating the broad applicability of
our products to customers and prospects at K 2013."

Metabolix provides plastics manufacturers with unique, advanced biomaterials
that are designed to help them meet their objectives for performance and
sustainability. Information on the Company's products will be available at the
show or at

  oMvera™ B5010: This new film grade resin from Metabolix is designed for the
    compostable bag and film markets across the globe.It meets international
    industrial standards for compostability and has been certified by Vincotte
    to meet the EN13432 standard. Mvera B5010 resin also allows significant
    down gauging and features excellent melt strength, allowing it to easily
    be processed on conventional blown film extrusion equipment. The resulting
    film has exceptional seal strength and good printability, making it an
    ideal option for compostable shopping bags and food waste compost bags.
  oI6003rp: This new biobased polymeric performance additive from Metabolix
    is designed for recycled PVC (polyvinylchloride). I6003rp features
    excellent miscibility in PVC, allowing PVC converters to blend it easily
    with recycled PVC in order to lower torque and increase recycling rates
    without compromising the toughness and tear resistance of the resulting
    product. Dr. Yelena Kann, product development scientist at Metabolix, will
    present data on the additive at SPE Vinyltec 2013, which will be held
    October 21 to 23 in Iselin, New Jersey.
  oI6001: This is a biobased polymeric modifier for PVC formulations that is
    based on Metabolix's PHA resin. Metabolix designed I6001 as a performance
    additive to improve the mechanical and environmental performance
    characteristics of flexible and semi-rigid PVC, while lowering plasticizer
    use and migration and improving permanence.
  oAdditional products: Metabolix has developed a range of biobased and
    biodegradable products based on PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates) for
    applications requiring biodegradable polymers as well as masterbatches and
    bio-composite resin products.

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.

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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
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