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Solegear’s PLA Bioplastic Earns USDA BioPreferred® Approval

Published on 2015-10-09. Author : SpecialChem

VANCOUVER, BC -- Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. announces that it has earned a USDA Certified Biobased Product and Packaging Label for its Polysole LV1250 [Polysole is made of PLA (polylactic acid) base polymer blended with Solegear’s proprietary all-natural additives] injection molding bioplastic verifying its 85% bio-based content. Solegear’s TF4000 thermoforming material also concurrently earned a USDA Certified Biobased Packaging Label.

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Fig. 1: Solegear Bioplastic

“We are very pleased to have our proprietary bioplastic materials receive approval for both products and packaging from the USDA BioPreferred program,” said Paul Antoniadis, CEO of Solegear. “We have a strong commitment to transparency in sustainable business practices, and independently verified certifications like the USDA BioPreferred program ensure that our clients, and their customers, achieve the sustainability benefits they’ve been promised.”

As announced in September this year, Solegear’s Polysole LV1250 will be available in Starmark® Clip-Mate™, Memo-Mate™, File-Mate™, Pencil-Mate™, Self-Stackers and Desk Trays to be distributed by TOPS Products Canada through commercial office products catalogues as early as December 2015.

Solegear’s Traverse TF4000 thermoformed packaging, which has been designed specifically to meet heat testing requirements for international container shipping, is currently in production trials with key consumer brands, like Dr. Scholl’s®, and is expected to be on retail shelves by 2016.

About Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc.
Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Inc. (TSX V: SGB) is an innovator in the field of next generation bioplastics made from annually renewable plant-based sources. Committed to the principles of Green Chemistry, Solegear is driven by its mission to create healthier, safer and stronger communities by fundamentally changing the way plastics are made.

Solegear is disrupting the $455 billion global plastics market with its proprietary Polysole® and Traverse® formulations, which are designed to meet today’s social and corporate requirements to lower carbon emissions, reduce waste and remove toxicity typically associated with traditional petroleum-based plastics. Together with its partners, Solegear custom engineers, produces and distributes its high-performance bioplastics as resin, sheets and finished goods with some of the highest percentages of renewable, plant-based materials currently available in the industry.

About USDA BioPreferred


The USDA BioPreferred program was created by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill), and expanded by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill). The purpose is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The United States Department of Agriculture manages the program. Products that meet the USDA BioPreferred program requirements carry a distinctive label for easier identification by the consumer.

Source: Solegear Bioplastics


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