US Metabolix to distribute heat shrink films for Tianjin GreenBio

27 March 2013 16:19  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Metabolix will distribute polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)-based heat shrink films for China's Tianjin GreenBio Materials in the Americas and Europe, the US biopolymers firm said on Wednesday.

Under the their agreement, Tianjin GreenBio will also supply PHA resins to Metabolix, thus helping Metabolix to further extend its range of PHA products, it said.

Tianjin GreenBio offers heat shrink film grades designed to replace non-compostable polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film and polyethylene (PE) films.

“[Heat shrink film] complements our product slate aimed at film and bag applications, and we expect will be of interest to customers in the US and Europe seeking biobased materials and biodegradable performance," said Bob Engle, Metabolix's vice president of biopolymers business development.

Financial details were not disclosed.

Tianjin GreenBio is described as a producer and supplier of fully degradable biobased polymer materials from PHA. The company has a 10,000 tonne/year plant in Tianjin, China.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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