Cereplast

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Cereplast Inc. is a bioplastics designer and manufacturer, with corporate headquarters in El Segundo, California.[1] Cereplast uses corn, tapioca, potatoes and algae, including polylactic acid polymer (PLA), to produce compostable[2] plastic resins designed to serve as an alternative to petroleum-based plastics. Cereplast’s expandable resin ranges are used worldwide in the food packaging, food service, automotive, consumer electronics, cosmetics and consumer packaging industries.[3]

In March 2010, Cereplast opened its manufacturing facility in Seymour, Indiana, with production capacity of 40 thousand tons.[4]

Cereplast founder and CEO Frederic Scheer is the Chairman of the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) Bioplastics Council.[5] Scheer also founded the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI).

Cereplast received the 2009 Environmental Stewardship Award from the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) for developing a new family of hybrid resins consisting of a proprietary blend of up to 50% renewable materials, with properties similar to traditional polypropylene.[6]

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  1. ^ "TD Waterhouse: Markets > News & Commentary". Research.tdwaterhouse.ca. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  2. ^ "Biodegradable Products Institute - Member directory". Bpiworld.org. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  3. ^ "11 great green ideas - Fantastic bioplastic (10) - FORTUNE". Money.cnn.com. 2008-04-21. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  4. ^ Kaskey, Jack (2010-11-18). "Cereplast Forecasts First Profit Making Resins for Compostable Plastics". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  5. ^ "SPI Bioplastics Council Members Head to Capitol Hill - What's New - Bioplastics Council". Plasticsindustry.org. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
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Other sources[edit]

  1. Paper or (Bio)plastic? CNBC TV
  2. Cereplast Expands Bio-Plastic Production with a New, Half-Billion Pound Capacity Indiana Facility
  3. Cereplast expands bioplastic applications with freeze-tolerant compostable resin
  4. ANALYSIS-Cereplast ahead of curve on bioplastics
  5. Cereplast Forecasts 2011 Profit on Compostable Resins
  6. SPE Names Recipients of GPEC 2009 Environmental Awards

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