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Metabolix announces new bio-based resin grades

Telles, the joint venture between Archer Daniels Midland and Cambridge, Mass.-based Metabolix Inc., has announced t...


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June 21, 2007 by Canadian Plastics

Telles, the joint venture between Archer Daniels Midland and Cambridge, Mass.-based Metabolix Inc., has announced three new grades of its bio-based, biodegradable Mirel resins.

For injection molding applications, Mirel P1001 is engineered to replaced styrenics and Mirel P1002 replaces polyolefins.

“Mirel injection molding grades can be easily processed in conventional injection molding equipment,” said Telles’s vice president of sales and marketing Bob Findlen.

Mirel P2001 is an alternative to petroleum-based paper coatings, enabling the production of fully biodegradable paper coated packaging.

“Mirel offers high heat resistance making it a superior bio-based and biodegradable coating material for hot cups and microwaveable packages,” explained Findlen.