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CEREPLAST INC : news du 03/11/2009

04 nov. 200901:37

Major Corporations Using Cereplast Bio-Plastic Resins to Meet Their Sustainable Packaging Needs

Early Adopters Include Georgia Pacific, Bunge, Dorel Juvenile, Pace, Innoware, Genpak and Solo Cup

* Press Release
* Source: Cereplast, Inc.
* On 6:00 am EST, Tuesday November 3, 2009


Companies:
o Cereplast Inc.

HAWTHORNE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cereplast, Inc. (OTCBB: CERP - News), a leading manufacturer of proprietary bio-based, sustainable plastics, announced today that several major corporate customers are using the company’s bio-plastic resins to meet their sustainable packaging needs. Early adopters include Georgia Pacific, Bunge, Dorel Juvenile, Pace, Innoware, Genpak and Solo Cup.


“We are finding strong support from large, multi-national companies involved in packaging design, manufacture and distribution,” commented Mr. Frederic Scheer, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Cereplast, Inc. “The consumer is demanding alternatives, and the cost to manufacture with Cereplast’s proprietary resins are competitive with traditional, fossil fuel-based plastics.”

The company recently announced that Bunge Alimentaris, a Brazilian subsidiary of Bunge, Ltd. (NYSE: BG - News), had chosen Cereplast Compostables® resins for use in manufacturing margarine tubs for the Cyclus® line of containers distributed throughout Brazil. Bunge, Ltd. is a $49.5 billion dollar revenue company, with a presence in 30 countries.

Similarly, Georgia-Pacific chose Cereplast Compostables® for use in its line of Dixie EcoSmart beverage solutions. EcoSmart products are designed to allow operators to enhance their environmental stewardship position.

Dorel Juvenile Group, USA, a division of Dorel Industries, Inc. (TSX: DII.B - News, DII.A - News) has launched four products utilizing Cereplast Hybrid® resins, including bathtubs and step stools. In this case, Cereplast’s bio-plastic resins are replacing conventional oil-based polypropylene resins.

Mr. Scheer added, “We have been working diligently to produce what we feel are the finest bio-plastic resins in the marketplace. It’s rewarding to have our products validated by such well-known, major customers. These big players have the marketing and distribution muscle to quickly and affordably bring to the mass markets new products manufactured with our bio-plastic resins."

About Cereplast, Inc.

Cereplast, Inc. (OTCBB:CERP - News) designs and manufactures proprietary bio-based, sustainable plastics which are used as substitutes for petroleum-based plastics in all major converting processes - such as injection molding, thermoforming, blow molding and extrusions - at a pricing structure that is competitive with petroleum-based plastics. On the cutting-edge of bio-based plastic material development, Cereplast now offers resins to meet a variety of customer demands. Cereplast Compostables Resins® are ideally suited for single use applications where high bio-based content and compostability are advantageous, especially in the food service industry. Cereplast Hybrid Resins® combine high bio-based content with the durability and endurance of traditional plastic, making them ideal for applications in industries such as automotive, consumer electronics and packaging. Learn more at www.cereplast.com.

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