Metabolix To Highlight High Performance Biopolymers For Packaging Applications
At Interpack 2014
-- Mvera™ B5010 and B5011 Resins for Compostable Film, Bag and Packaging
--PHA Performance Modifiers for PVC and PLA
--Biodegradable Color Masterbatches
--Innovative Development Grades in Film and in PHA Latex Coating for Paper and
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and DUSSELDORF, Germany, May 6, 2014
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and DUSSELDORF, Germany, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/
--Interpack 2014 -- Metabolix (NASDAQ: MBLX), an advanced biomaterials
company focused on sustainable solutions for the plastics and chemicals
industries, today announced that it will highlight at Interpack 2014 its high
performance biopolymers offering a range of innovative solutions for packaging
applications. Show attendees may visit Metabolix's booth at Messe Dusseldorf
located in the "Biopolymers in Packaging Pavilion" in Hall 9, Booth G05
between May 8 and May 14.
"As a result of our focus on innovation, we continue to offer our customers
new solutions for packaging applications," said Bob Engle, vice president,
biopolymers at Metabolix. "We look forward to highlighting at Interpack 2014
our compostable resin, performance additive and color masterbatch product
lines. Further, we are continuing to focus on the unique performance
advantages our PHA biopolymers can bring in applicationssuch ascompostable
film and PHA latex coatings. Our goal is to deliver new developmental and
commercial products over the next 12 months that have a clearly differentiated
range of capabilities well-suited to packaging and other applications."
Metabolix polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs)-based biopolymer technology enables
manufacturers and brand owners across the plastics and packaging industries to
meet sustainability and performance objectives. Information on the Company's
products will be available at the show or at
oMvera™ B5011: This certified compostable film grade resin from Metabolix
is designed as a transparent option for the compostable film and bag
market. Mvera B5011 provides excellent clarity and low haze, as well as
performance characteristics such as tear and puncture toughness, excellent
seal strength, and a balance of strength and stiffness. Mvera B5011
combines easy processability with certified compostability to deliver
unique advantages for packaging applications.
oMvera™ B5010: This film grade resin from Metabolix is designed for
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. The resulting film has exceptional seal
strength and good printability, making it an ideal option for compostable
oPerformance Additives: Metabolix has developed a line of PHA biopolymer
performance additives for traditional and biobased plastics, including PVC
(polyvinyl chloride) and PLA (polylactic acid). In packaging applications,
Metabolix's performance additives can be used as property modifiers to
impart a range of physical and performance properties in PVC and PLA.
oColor Masterbatches: Metabolix biopolymer color masterbatches are highly
compatible with a wide range of biopolymers, and can preserve high
bio-content and certifiable compostability for broad end-of-life options,
including soil and marine degradability and suitability for home compost.
Metabolix will display its color masterbatches based on PHA in cooperation
oMetabolix Developmental Grades in Film and PHA Latex Coatings: Metabolix
will be featuring developmental film grades that enable creation of film
products with a range of properties and capabilities. For example,
Metabolix will display films that can range from flexible to stiff while
maintaining high load carrying capabilities. Metabolix's PHA biopolymers
also provide the benefit of biocontent, toughening, and flexibilization to
film compounds used in packaging applications.
oMetabolix also is developing PHA latex coatings for packaging
applications.These PHA latex coatings are expected to offer good barrier
properties and tough, tack-free performance. Metabolix's PHA patex
coatings are biodegradable in marine and soil environments, as well as by
anerobic digestion, while maintaining compatibility with repulping, the
most common recycling method used for paper and cardboard.
Metabolix, Inc.is an advanced biomaterials company focused on sustainable
solutions for the plastics and chemicals industries. The Company is developing
and commercializing a family of high-performance biopolymers targeted at
applications for performance additives, including film and bags, and
functional biodegradation.Metabolix'sbiobased 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
and chemicals from crops.Metabolixhas 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.
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amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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respect to the announcements described herein.
SOURCE Metabolix, Inc.
Contact: Metabolix Contact: Lynne H. Brum, 617-682-4693, LBrum@metabolix.com;
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