New category of bioplastics -- Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) and starch hybrid compounds

Cereplast, Inc. has announced the introduction of a new category of bioplastics -- Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) and starch hybrid compounds. The first product in this category is the new Cereplast Hybrid Resins® grade, Hybrid 651D, which is a tough, soft touch, pliable material that is ideal for extrusions and soft injection moldable applications. Hybrid 651D provides the desirable properties of conventional EVA, while offering a lower carbon footprint. Hybrid 651D is a proprietary formulation of EVA and industrial starch, which is compounded on state-of-the-art mixing equipment. Hybrid 651D can be used for the manufacture of consumer goods and packaging, footwear, handbags and other fashion accessories, as well as wire and cable insulation, soft plastic goods such as tubes and hoses and adhesion layers for multi-layer films. "In our continued effort to leverage our research and development capabilities, we are proud to introduce this new category of bioplastic resins to the marketplace," said Cereplast CEO and Chairman Mr. Frederic Scheer. "Hybrid 651D expands the types of applications that can be made from the Cereplast Hybrid Resins(R) product line, offering our customers a new range of properties for durable eco-friendly materials."
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