Cereplast Launches First Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) Starch Hybrid Resins
Cereplast, Inc. (Nasdaq:CERP), a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased, sustainable bioplastics, today announced the launch of Hybrid 111D and Hybrid 112D, thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) starch hybrid compounds for injection molding applications. Hybrid 111D boasts 30% starch and Hybrid 112D has 50% starch, which lowers the environmental impact of the material compared to conventional TPE. Both grades are soft and pliable, offering stretch with some recovery for soft grip applications such as handles for bicycles and tools, cosmetics packaging, housewares, household appliances, footwear and automotive applications.
"We are enthusiastic about the addition of TPE starch blends to the Cereplast Hybrid Resins family, as we continue to expand our line of bioplastic resins to provide low carbon footprint products to the marketplace," said Cereplast CEO and Chairman Mr. Frederic Scheer. "In the next few months we will also introduce polyethylene hybrids, which will round out our product offering, furthering our leadership role for hybrid resins in the bioplastics industry and meeting the demands of our customers for the properties and pricing that they desire."
About Cereplast, Inc.
Cereplast, Inc. (Nasdaq:CERP) designs and manufactures proprietary biobased, sustainable bioplastics which are used as substitutes for traditional plastics in all major converting processes - such as injection molding, thermoforming, blow molding and extrusions - at a pricing structure that is competitive with traditional plastics. On the cutting-edge of biobased plastic material development, Cereplast now offers resins to meet a variety of customer demands. Cereplast Compostables® resins are ideally suited for single-use applications where high biobased content and compostability are advantageous, especially in the food service industry. Cereplast Sustainables® resins combine high biobased content with the durability and endurance of traditional plastic, making them ideal for applications in industries such as automotive, consumer electronics and packaging. Learn more at www.cereplast.com. You may also visit the Cereplast social networking pages at Facebook.com/Cereplast, Twitter.com/Cereplast, and Youtube.com/Cereplastinc.