Cereplast advances algae-based polymers

Published: January 2, 2013 6:00 am ET

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Cereplast Inc. has fine tuned and commercialized algae bioplastics, which it previewed at the NPE 2012 trade show in Orlando, Fla., in April.

The company has found a post-industrial algae source that is not reliant on biofuel production, allowing the El Segundo, Calif., firm to commercialize the bioplastics sooner than it expected. The firm also claims that it has found a post-industrial process that significantly reduces the odor inherent in algae biomaterials.

Biopropylene 109D is an injection molding grade with 20 percent algae material. The algae biomass is a byproduct of industrial processes to extract specialty chemicals. Cereplast claims the origin of the material reduces the carbon footprint of the new polymer. Biopropylene 109D can be molded in existing conventional electric and hydraulic presses and is recommended for thin-wall molding, according to Cereplast.

“We have several customers evaluating this technology and anticipate generating revenue from it during the first half of 2013,” states Cereplast Chairman and CEO Frederic Scheer in a news release.

Tel. 310-615-1900 ext. 154, email nrobertson@cereplast.com.


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