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Cereplast to Introduce New Bioplastics Resins
Tuesday June 16, 2009, 9:00 am EDT

HAWTHORNE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cereplast, Inc., a leading developer of proprietary bio-based, sustainable plastics, will present its latest bioplastics resins at NPE 2009, the International Plastics Showcase, June 22-26, at McCormick Place, Chicago. New grades of bioplastics resins exhibited will include:

Compostable 5001, a breakthrough bio-based foamable resin designed to compete with Styrofoam® and other foamable petroleum-based resins. This new resin is ideal for thermo-forming application, such as egg cartons, meat trays and mushroom and berries boxes. Compostable 5001 can be used on conventional extrusion equipment and can achieve a foam density of 5 lbs/cubic foot.

Hybrid 101 and Hybrid 103, bioplastics resins especially designed for durable applications and injection molding processes. Hybrid 101 and 103 are proprietary blends of polypropylene and starch.

Natural Fiber Hybrids, using natural fibers such as flax husk, rice hull, semolina and wood flour. This new family of resins offers an attractive “natural look” and provides a sustainable solution for applications like kitchenware, gardening, and toys.

Nissei America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of injection molding machines, will demonstrate the use of Cereplast Hybrid 900 at NPE 2009. The demonstration can be viewed at booth #36039.

Frederic Scheer, Chairman & CEO, and Philippe Ravera, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, will attend NPE and address attendees at several sessions on bioplastics.

About Cereplast, Inc.

Cereplast, Inc. designs and manufactures proprietary bio-based, sustainable plastics which are used as substitutes for petroleum-based plastics in all major converting processes - such as injection molding, thermoforming, blow molding and extrusions - at a pricing structure that is competitive with petroleum-based plastics. On the cutting-edge of bio-based plastic material development, Cereplast now offers resins to meet a variety of customer demands. Cereplast Compostables(R) resins are ideally suited for single use applications where high bio-based content and compostability are advantageous, especially in the food service industry. Cereplast Hybrid Resins(R) combine high bio-based content with the durability and endurance of traditional plastic, making them ideal for applications in industries such as automotive, consumer electronics and packaging.

Source: Business Wire

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