16 September 2013

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

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

Metabolix, Inc., 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.

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.

Source: Metabolix, press release, 2013-09-16.

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