Biopolymer Company MHG to Exhibit at ICAST with Adventure Products, Rat-L-Trap and Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Angler JTodd Tucker

MHG Debuts First Biodegradable Fishing Lures Produced by Rat-L-Traps

– from Denise Bilbow

Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Angler, JTodd Tucker (left), MHG's Chief Marketing Officer, Scott Tuten (center) and Robbie Yates (right) had a successful fishing trip using biodegradable Rat-L-Traps powered by MHG.Bainbridge, Ga.- MHG announced the company will be exhibiting at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Tradeshow (ICAST), where they will present the first ever certified biodegradable freshwater fishing lure, which is being produced by famous tackle company, Bill Lewis Lures, the maker of Rat-L-Trap™.

The tradeshow will take place from July 14-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. MHG will be exhibiting alongside fishing supplier and manufacturer Adventure Products at booth 1624, where they will be presenting and giving out Rat-L-Traps made out of Pure PHA bioplastic, while supplies last.

“Fishing is a seventy three billion dollar industry and the freshwater division makes up eighty two percent of it,” remarked Pereira. “Partnering with Rat-L-Trap to make these popular lures in a biodegradable form is a big step in reducing plastic pollution produced by the fishing industry.”

In addition to the partnership with Adventure Products, MHG will also have a guest at the booth, Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Angler, JTodd Tucker. Tucker has tested the PHA lures and has firsthand experience regarding how they perform compared to the traditional Rat-L-Trap counterpart. The first footage of the PHA Rat-L-Traps being used during a fishing excursion can be viewed here.

In addition to performance, there has been positive feedback regarding the pilot production of the PHA Rat-L-Traps, including its ability to weld together better than the traditional plastic that’s been used.  There have been no known production complications to date.

“The PHA has a lot of potential and I am very excited about what we’ve seen so far,” stated Wes Higgins, President of Bill Lewis Lures, the company who produces Rat-L-Traps. “I’m honored to have our name associated with research that could lead to conservation of our fishing resources.”

Bill Lewis Lures is the producer of the Original Rat-L-Trap lipless crankbait. The Rat-L-Trap™ has been referred to as “The Most Influential Fishing Lure” of all time in Outdoor Life’s Hall of Fame Fishing Lures article. Bill Lewis Lures will also be exhibiting at ICAST, where they will be located in booth 2136.

ICAST is the world’s largest fishing trade show, where the latest innovations in the fishing gear, apparel and accessories are showcased. The convention includes several events, seminars and press conferences. ICAST also includes a lure tank, which showcases the latest in hard and soft lures where attendees can analyze how the lures perform underwater.

About MHG | The Biopolymer Company

MHG | The Biopolymer Company LogoMHG strives to create a greener tomorrow with renewable, sustainable, 100% biodegradable, and toxin free bioplastics for people at work and at home.

As a recognized world leader in the production of PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates) biopolymer, MHG specializes in customized formulations that combine PHA and PLA (polylactic acid) through a proprietary reactive extrusion process. MHG’s AgrofacturingTM system involves cold-pressing canola oil harvested from non-GMO canola seed, and manufacturing it into PHA. By sourcing locally grown canola, a rotation crop, MHG provides farmers with a market that does not compete with food harvests. Led by a group of world-class scientists and business leaders, MHG currently owns more than 125 patents across nearly 20 countries. MHG is headquartered in Bainbridge, Georgia, USA.

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