CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a blog post written by Bob Engle, Vice President, Biopolymers at Metabolix, Inc.:
K 2013 is over and looking back I can say that for Metabolix it was an effective show. We went there to promote new product lines and to increase overall customer awareness. Perhaps even more importantly we wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to be available to meet face-to-face with current and interested prospective customers from around the world. Finally, the show, while strongly European, is a global show broadly covering the value chain and so a good opportunity to see which directions the industry innovation is heading.
Metabolix is known as a biopolymer supplier, yet at K 2013 we listed ourselves in the directory also under "PVC" to highlight our biobased polymeric modifiers for PVC. These new additive products (I6001 and I6003rp) are not like other bioplasticizers with the problems of incompatibility and migration out of the PVC. Instead, they are solid, high molecular weight elastomers that are fully miscible in PVC.
Equally strong was the response at K 2013 for our new compostable film resin Mvera B5010. We were able to meet with many film companies from around the world interested in the bags we displayed that were provided by our customers in Italy and North America. This strong international interest underscored the global trend toward using compostable bags for food waste diversion from landfills. Also strong was the interest in compostable shopping bags as a solution to foster bag recycling by repurposing them for food waste collection and diversion to composting.
SOURCE Metabolix, Inc.