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Cardia Bioplastics appoints Plastribution as distributor for the UK

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Depending on their specific product and sustainability needs, Plastribution customers can now choose from Cardia BiohybridTM resins or Cardia certified compostable resins. The Cardia materials can be converted on standard processing equipment without the need for additional investment.

Cardia BiohybridTM resins are a blend of renewable materials and traditional polyolefins. The colourable and printable materials have a wide processing and application window and can be used to increase the renewable content of the final product by up to 50 percent. Typical applications include shrink wrappings, multi-layer films, moulding and high resolution printable packaging. 

Cardia Compostable resins are biodegradable materials derived from renewable resources that meet international standards for compostability such as USA ASTM 6400 and Europe's EN13432:2000. The compostable resins are soft touch, colourable and printable, and can also be developed as compounds to specific customer requirements. Typical applications include compostable bags, moulded parts, extrusion coatings, laminates and films.

According to Plastribution managing director Mike Boswell, the Cardia bioplastics range will provide environmentally responsible polymer choices for its customers. "As the ‘sustainable products space' grows, we have looked for a supplier with a full range of sustainable options. The Cardia Bioplastics range provides customers with that choice and is well proven with leading brand owners and plastics processing companies," he said.

Commenting on the distribution agreement with Plastribution, Dr Frank Glatz, managing director of Cardia Bioplastics, said:  "We are delighted to have this partnership with Plastribution, the leading plastics resins distributor in the UK market. Growth for the sustainable resins market is driven by changing public attitudes and regulatory requirements. Moreover, packaging and plastics businesses know that packaging and plastic products solutions based on sustainable resources will help them retain their future competitiveness."

About Cardia Bioplastics

Cardia Bioplastics Limited (ASX CODE: CNN), through its 100% owned subsidiary Cardia Bioplastics Australia Pty Ltd, develops, manufactures and markets sustainable resins and finished products derived from renewable resources for the global packaging and plastic products industries. The company holds a strong patent portfolio and its growth is fuelled by the global trend towards sustainable packaging. Established in Australia in 2002 as Biograde, the company Headquarters and Global Applications Development Centre is in Melbourne, Australia. The Product Development Centre and manufacturing plant is in Nanjing, China. There are Cardia Bioplastics offices in the Americas, Europe, Malaysia and China, and a network of leading distributors across Australia, the Americas, Asia and Europe.  Visit

About Plastribution

Plastribution is the UK's leading distributor of polymers to the UK packaging and plastic product industries.  Servicing the most demanding application areas including packaging, automotive, water management, electrical & electronic, lighting and the food & beverage sectors. The company's success is founded on the simple philosophy of providing fast and flexible solutions to customer requirements and the sharing of its technical resource.  With sales offices in Ashby-de-la-Zouch in Leicestershire, St. Ives in Cambridgeshire and Larbert in Scotland, and a comprehensive warehouse network across the country ensures efficient coverage of the UK market. Beyond the technical expertise of its own team of qualified plastics technologists, on hand to deal with customers enquiries relating to product design and tooling, material selection and processing, Plastribution has also initiated training courses aimed at advancing the knowledge and skills of its customers' process technicians and production and commercial managers from the injection moulding industry. Visit

Ashby, Leicestershire, March 2011. Plastribution, the UK’s leading plastics distribution company, has been appointed by Cardia Bioplastics to provide its comprehensive range of bioplastic resins to the UK packaging and plastic products industries.

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