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Cardia Compostable resin and process secures patents in USA

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imageCardia Bioplastics Limited has secured patent protection for its Cardia Compostable resin family of products from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The U.S. patents 8,067,485 and 8,232,348 were granted for Cardia's unique and innovative compostable resin formulations and production processes.

On receiving the news, Dr. Frank Glatz, Managing Director of Cardia Bioplastics said, This marks an important milestone for Cardia Bioplastics as granted patents further support the technical differentiation of our globally certified Cardia Compostable product offering and protect the intellectual property of the Company.

Cardia's proprietary compostable resins technology delivers homogeneous and well compatabilised materials that are differentiated in their product performance. Cardia Compostable films are strong and tough with good sealability and long shelf life. They display superior puncture, tear resistance and impact toughness. Cardia Compostable products are breathable and therefore great for controlling odour & dissipating moisture. The Cardia technical team has proven with third parties the Cardia Compostable products composting performance in industrial operations and at home.

These US patents expand Cardia Bioplastics growing intellectual property portfolio of 11 patent families, with 12 patents so far granted in USA, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa. The patents protect the composition formulation and manufacturing process invented by Cardia's R&D team.

Richard Tegoni Cardia Bioplastics Chairman stated, Protecting Cardia's intellectual property is a high priority as it supports our businesses long-term growth strategy of creating new Compostable and Biohybrid├ó„¢ resins that meet the needs of the growing market for resins and finished products.

Cardia Compostable resins are certified biodegradable and compostable to international standards including Europe EN13432, USA ASTM D6400, Australia AS4736 and Japan Green Pla and are used in a wide variety of applications from films, bags and moulded products to waste management items.

With the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announcing several enforcement actions against plastics companies for not complying with the FTC Green Guides and cities across the United States taking steps toward developing composting infrastructures, the demand for validated certified compostable bioplastics is growing.  Demand for bioplastics in the United States continues to grow and is predicted to reach 550 million pounds, valued at nearly $700 million, in 2016[1].

[1] The Freedonia Group

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