News about the bioplastics industry

US injection moulding manufacturer “Highland Plastics” selects Cardia’s unique Bioplastics Technology.

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Cardia Bioplastics and Highland Plastics announce their cooperation on sustainable packaging systems for consumer and institutional applications. This collaboration follows a joint marketing launch at the West Pack Trade Show 2013 in Anaheim, USA.



Highland Plastics containers made with Cardia Biohybrid™ technology using
Highland’s injection moulded food grade plastic manufacturing facilities.

Highland Plastics is a USA manufacturer of injection moulded food grade plastic packaging for consumer and institutional applications and will now offer innovative packaging products with reduced dependence on finite oil resources and lower carbon footprint in line with a clear commitment to offering sustainable products and manufacturing processes now possible by the use of Cardia Biohybrid™ unique resin technology.”


Cardia Biohybrid™ proprietary technology combines renewable thermoplastics with polyolefin material to reduce dependence on finite oil resources and to reduce carbon footprint.

Highland Plastics President, Jim Nelson, said, “The combination of packaging performance,
environmental profile and cost effectiveness made Cardia Biohybrid™ technology the solution for Highland Plastics’ responsible packaging needs.Cardia’s Biohybrid™ technology fits into our strategy of being able to immediately offer our customers a responsible packaging offering providing a lower carbon footprint.”

Cardia Bioplastics has positioned itself to capitalise on the expected growth in the Bioplastic business fuelled by the global trend towards sustainable packaging. The collaborating with Highland Plastics is again further endorsement of Cardia’s diversified application of its resin technology adaptable to a broad range of packaging applications, including flexible film, injection moulding, blow moulding, foam, extrusion and coating applications. It gives customers the choice of using sustainable Cardia BiohybridTM technology (less oil, lower carbon footprint) or Cardia’s internationally certified Compostable technology for their packaging or plastic products.

The collaboration with Highland Plastics follows Cardia’s announcements of its supply agreements for compostable juicer bags with Breville in the U.S. and for Biohybrid™ kitchen waste bags with Shanghai Pudong City in China earlier this year.

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