Canadian Plastics

First Composable Bottle Developed

A group of companies has collaborated to develop what is being billed as the world's first compostable bottle. BIOTA Brands of America developed the bottle for its new line of premium Colorado spring...

March 1, 2005   Canadian Plastics



A group of companies has collaborated to develop what is being billed as the world’s first compostable bottle. BIOTA Brands of America developed the bottle for its new line of premium Colorado spring water. The bottle is made of NatureWorks’ PLA-corn-based resin and is compatible with all municipal/industrial composting facilities, according to NatureWorks LLC, (formerly Dow Cargill).

In addition to NatureWorks, Biota partners on the project included Husky Injection Molding Systems and SIG Coroplast. Husky supplied BIOTA with a 24-cavity HyPET 120 system to produce performs for 12 oz., .5L and 1L water bottles. SIG Coroplast supplied the company with a BLOMAX-10, 10-cavity stretch blowmolding system.

“In developing the BIOTA bottle, we aligned ourselves with companies that could provide us with the production expertise we needed, and who shared the same sustainability vision,” said David M. Zutler, CEO of BIOTA Brands of America, Inc. “BIOTA is changing the face of the beverage industry with its compostable bottle. Consumers ultimately want a planet-friendly option.”

Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. 905-951-5000

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NatureWorks LLC 877-423-7659


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