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International Research Institute Approves DaniMer Scientific’s Film Resins as Degradable in Sea Water

October 1, 2012

BAINBRIDGE, GA – DaniMer Scientific recently introduced a new film resin which has received certification as “Biodegradable in Marine Environments” from SSCCP, an internationally recognized research institute located in Milan, Italy. This unique characteristic offers diverse end of life options to the consumer while providing confirmation of environmental safety for converted film articles if it finds itself in a stream or our oceans.

This recent certification follows previous recognition for DaniMer’s film resins, including Vincotte OK Compost, OK Home, OK Water and OK Soil certifications along with SSCCP certification for Anaerobic Digestion. These certifications confirm degradation attributes of the DaniMer 112291 while providing the film converting industry with a biodegradable resin unlike any other in the world. In addition to the environmental aspects of the film grade resin, the DaniMer product enables a soft, highly flexible, puncture resistant film that offers an excellent surface for printing.

“The Biodegradability in Marine Environment certification is an important breakthrough for the bioplastics industry,” says Scott Tuten, Senior Vice President of DaniMer Scientific. “Most importantly, this certification confirms that certain biodegradable plastics can offer multiple end of life options which is a unique value and broadens the markets we serve.”

About SSCCP:

The Institute was founded by the Italian pulp and paper industries in 1896, as a laboratory for raw materials and products quality control. SSCCP is focused on the task of performing studies, applied research and analyses. The Institute has been recently re-organized as a Public Commercial Organization with the new denomination “Stazione Sperimentale Carta, Cartoni e Paste per Carta” and is located in Milan, Italy.

About Vinçotte:

Vinçotte is an independent organization that specializes in inspection, certification and testing activities focused on safety, quality and the environment. IT employs over 1800 people worldwide. Tapping into the experience it has built up throughout its 100-year-old history, Vincotte developed the OK Compost conformity mark, its specification and its logo.

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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