Telles, a joint venture of Metabolix, Inc. and Archer Daniels Midland Company, recently announced that it has teamed with Billerud Tenova Bioplastics AB, a recognized film converter, to launch a new commercial line of biobased film solutions. Tenova will use Mirel P5001, a compostable, high biobased film grade resin, to develop and introduce a new line of compostable bags and packaging solutions across Europe.

Organics Waste Systems (OWS), Belgium, tested P5001 per ASTM D5511 standard test method for anaerobic biodegradation and found that it achieved 100 percent biodegradation in 15 days. Mirel P5001 is also BPI certified to ASTM D6400 and Vinçotte certified to EN 13432 standards for compostable plastics, Vinçotte certified for OK Soil Biodegradable in natural soil and OK Water Biodegradable in fresh water.

In addition to its biodegradability and high biobased content, Tenova selected the Mirel P5001 film grade resin because it has good puncture toughness, tear resistance and seal strength, good printability, and is shelf stable. It processes on both cast and blown film extruder lines.

Metabolix, Inc.
(617) 492-0505
www.metabolix.com

Archer Daniels Midland Company
(217) 424-5200
www.adm.com

Billerud Tenova Bioplastics
+46 (0)11 10 52 75
www.tenova.com

Mirel Bioplastics
www.mirelplastics.com