Biopolymer Company MHG to Present First Ever Completely Biodegradable Fishing Lure at ICAST

MHG to Attend International Fishing Conference

– from Denise Bilbow

Bainbridge, Ga.- MHG announced the company will be debuting the world’s first ever certified biodegradable plastic freshwater fishing lure at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trade Show (ICAST), which will take place from July 14 to 17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Chief Marketing Officer, Scott Tuten and Professional Angler, JTodd Tucker catch the first fish using one of the biodegradable lures powered by MHG.

Chief Marketing Officer, Scott Tuten and Professional Angler, JTodd Tucker catch the first fish using one of the biodegradable lures powered by MHG.

At the event, MHG will be giving out 150 lures that have been made with MHG’s Nodax™ PHA. These lures can be used for freshwater fishing and have been tested to perform just as well as its plastic counterpart. The nationally recognized tackle company that produced these lures will be named at the Conference.

ICAST is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, where leading companies in the industry showcase the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel. The conference 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.

The biodegradable lure was tested and confirmed that it performs just as well as its plastic counterpart.

The biodegradable lure was tested and confirmed that it performs just as well as its plastic counterpart.

MHG’s PHA is the first bioplastic ever to be Vinçotte Certified for Marine Biodegradability. It is also certified to biodegrade completely in freshwater, as well as soil and industrial composting. These certifications pave the way for the fishing industry to convert to using biodegradable plastic for certain products.

“MHG has been driving towards this for a long time. Producing a lure that is biodegradable makes an outdoor sport I enjoy, better for everyone and the environment,” stated Scott Tuten, Chief Marketing Officer of MHG.

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.

For more information about MHG’s products and services, email us, call 229-243-7075, or visit MHGBio.com, where you will find comprehensive information about what we do. Also be sure to check out MomsForMHG, and to follow MHG on Facebook; Instagram; Linkedin; Twitter; YouTube; and Google+. Press and Media Contact: Denise Bilbow, dbilbow@kidd.com, (800) 323-4869