Telles Partners with North American Distributors to Accelerate Commercialization of Mirel™
Telles, a joint venture of Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) and Archer Daniels Midland Company, today announced the appointment of Entec Polymers LLC and Channel Prime Alliance as distributors of Mirel™ for the North American market.
Channel Prime Alliance focuses on providing consistent products and services to meet its customers’ requirements for plastic products across North America. With more than 25 years of industry expertise, Entec is a licensed compounder, recycler and distributor of thermoplastic resins, with a heavy focus on specialty products and applications through all major conversion technologies.
“The Mirel family of bioplastics is an important addition to our portfolio,” said Joe Muhs, General Manager at Channel Prime Alliance. “Mirel will enable us to provide our customers with biobased and biodegradable solutions to meet the increasing demand for sustainable plastic products.”
“We are seeing an increased demand for thermoforming, sheet, and film grade packaging products made with biobased materials like Mirel,” said Andy Vocaire, Manager of Packaging Business Development at Entec. “Our distribution arrangement with Telles enables us to more quickly bring products to the market in order to meet this demand. Mirel bioplastics will play an important role in our growth strategy, and in helping our customers achieve their sustainability initiatives.”
About Channel Prime Alliance
Channel Prime Alliance focuses on plastic, rubber, and elastomer products distribution across North America. We strive to provide consistent products to our customers through service that meets or exceeds their requirements. We also work to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction ratings. Channel Prime Alliance currently commands a sales force of 42 professionals throughout North America to accommodate our customer's requirements.
About Entec Polymers LLC
Entec Polymers began serving the engineering resins community in 1985. Its mission is to offer cost effective material alternatives to the plastics processing industry by providing distribution services for a variety of products from industry-leading manufacturers. In less than 20 years, Entec had grown to become one of America’s leading resins supplier. Sales professionals with technical expertise help our customers find the best total solution for every project.
About Mirel Bioplastics
Mirel is a family of bioplastic materials that have physical properties comparable to petroleum-based resins, yet are biobased and biodegradable in natural soil and water environments, in home composting systems, and in industrial composting facilities where such facilities are available. The rate and extent of Mirel’s biodegradability will depend on the size and shape of the articles made from it. However, like nearly all bioplastics and organic matter, Mirel is not designed to biodegrade in conventional landfills.
Commercial grades of Mirel are available for injection molding, thermoforming, sheet extrusion and film applications. For more information, please visit www.mirel.com.
Founded in 1992, Metabolix, Inc. is an innovation-driven bioscience company focused on providing sustainable solutions for the world’s needs for plastics, chemicals and energy. The Company is taking a systems approach, from gene to end product, integrating sophisticated biotechnology with advanced industrial practice. Metabolix is now developing and commercializing Mirel™, a family of high performance bioplastics which are biobased and biodegradable alternatives to many petroleum-based plastics, through Telles, a joint venture of Metabolix and Archer Daniels Midland Company. Metabolix is also developing biosourced industrial chemicals and a proprietary platform technology for co-producing plastics, chemicals and energy, from crops such as switchgrass, oilseeds and sugarcane.
For more information, please visit www.metabolix.com.