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Meredian, Inc.,announces full production capabilities in 2014

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meredian logo Meredian, Inc.,  expects to be operating at full capacity by the second quarter of 2014. The company’s innovative and ground-breaking product, Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), is a polymer derived naturally through fermentation of sustainably produced, fully renewable plant derived oils which creates completely biodegradable bioplastics. In order to formally launch their production, Meredian is attending the 2013 K International Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany from Oct. 16-23.

“Our team has worked tirelessly to design, install and deliver developmental quantities of PHA from our pilot facility for client selected high value applications. Today, we have committed to providing yet another four (4) million lbs. in the near term to complete these joint development activities while enabling the launch of multiple commercial applications in mid- 2014. This timing aligns perfectly as we come on line with the Bainbridge facility and optimize our PHA production systems,” notes S. Blake Lindsey, President, Meredian.

The K International Trade Fair, held once every three years, houses over 19 exhibition halls that showcases the most innovative advancements in the plastics and rubber industry. The fair offers attendees a broad platform for growth through potential networking and investment opportunities. Meredian will be in attendance with other companies from the United States, as well as companies from Germany, India, Italy, Taiwan, China, Austria and Switzerland.

“Meredian’s next steps include preparing the Bainbridge plant for full production for our clients, as well as continuing to educate consumers regarding this innovative ‘disruptive’ technology. It is especially gratifying to note our ability to offer highly functional cost effective biodegradable alternatives to petro based plastics,” explained Paul Pereira, Executive Chairman of the Board, Meredian. “One of our primary goals is to have our children and grandchildren living in a world where many of the plastics they interact with daily are safe, biodegradable and recyclable; where our landfills are not full of petroleum-based products that cannot degrade.”

“Having the largest PHA production facility in the world, Meredian will produce over 30,000 tons of PHA per year at the Bainbridge facility. We recognize that growth is required for bioplastic materials. Engineering plans are now completed for ‘right sized’ Meredian facilities to be placed globally to best serve our customers. The company expects multiple projects to be underway simultaneously in order to meet the demand of our customers,” states Michael Smith, VP Manufacturing & Engineering, Meredian.

Source: Meredian Inc.

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