Metabolix showcases compostable-certified film grade at European Bioplastics Conference 2012

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Metabolix, a bioscience company focused on delivering sustainable solutions for plastics, chemicals and energy, is exhibiting the Mvera B5008 compostable-certified film grade resin at the 7th Annual European Bioplastics Conference, being held November 6 and 7, 2012 in Berlin, Germany.

Metabolix markets Mvera compostable-certified film grade for applications including compost bags and can liners for organic waste collection, as well as shopping and retail bags that can be reused as compostable organic waste bags.

“The European market is currently leading the adoption of biobased and compostable bags and the Annual European Bioplastics Conference will showcase the latest innovations in compostable film,” said Bob Engle, vice president, commercial development of biopolymers at Metabolix.

“This quarter, Metabolix will be launching Mvera B5008, a compostable-certified film grade. Mvera B5008 will be compounded in Europe for the local market and will also be widely available for customers outside of Europe,” Engle added.

Metabolix delivers sustainable solutions to the plastics, chemicals and energy industries. Metabolix is developing and commercializing Mirel and Mvera a family of high-performance biopolymers which are biobased and biodegradable alternatives to many petroleum-based plastics.

Metabolix’s biobased chemicals platform utilizes its novel “FAST” recovery process to enable the production of cost-effective, “drop-in” replacements for petroleum-based industrial chemicals.

Metabolix is also developing a platform for co-producing plastics, chemicals and energy from crops. Metabolix has established an intellectual property portfolio that, together with its
knowledge of advanced industrial practice, provides a foundation for industry

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