Metabolix launches compostable resin for transparent film and bags

3 December 2013 (Last Updated December 3rd, 2013 13:00)

US-based advanced biopolymers specialist Metabolix has launched new compostable film-grade resin Mvera B5011 for transparent film and bag applications.

US-based advanced biopolymers specialist Metabolix has launched new compostable film-grade resin Mvera B5011 for transparent film and bag applications.

The resin enables customers to produce films with better transparency for packaging applications, including compostable bags. It also offers tear-propagation resistance, seal strength, printability and durability, and a good balance of puncture toughness. It also processes well on existing blown film equipment.

The resin has been designed to cater to international industrial standards for compostability. It has already been certified to meet the EN13432 standard by Vincotte and the ASTM D6400 standard by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI).

Metabolix biopolymers vice president Bob Engle said: "This latest addition to the Mvera film grade lineup is an example of our drive to produce innovative resins that provide differentiated solutions to our bag and packaging customers, and to serve broader market demand."

In September, the company launched Mvera B5010 film grade resin for production of translucent shopping and food waste bags.

Metabolix develops and commercialises advanced biopolymers for the plastics, chemicals and energy industries.