EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cereplast, Inc. (Nasdaq:CERP), a leading manufacturer of proprietary biobased, sustainable bioplastics, today announced that Hybrid 651D has been nominated for the MATERIALICA 2012 award in the "Material" category. Out of approximately one hundred submissions, eight materials, including Cereplast Hybrid 651D, were selected for the "Material" category. Cereplast's Hybrid 651D is the only bioplastic material that was nominated for this year's award. The silver, gold and "best-of" awards will be announced during the awards ceremony on October 23, 2012 at MATERIALICA 2012, the 15 th International Trade Fair for Materials Applications, Surface Technology and Product Engineering, which will take place at the Munich Trade Fair Center.
MATERIALICA is Europe's top event for material-driven and supplier-oriented product innovations. The future-oriented innovative field of "lightweight design" continues to set the course for a new age in electric mobility, aerospace, new energy and automotive industries as well as groundbreaking product developments in the sports and leisure arena. This is why the trade fair MATERIALICA is specifically highlighting Lightweight Design this year. The focus will be on innovative lightweight concepts for the consumer sectors mentioned above.
A new addition to the Cereplast Hybrid Resins ® product line, Hybrid 651D is the first EA and starch hybrid resin. Hybrid 651D is a tough, soft touch, pliable material that is ideal for extrusions and soft injection moldable applications, providing the desirable properties of conventional EA while offering a lower carbon footprint and expanding the range of properties available for durable bioplastic materials. It can be used for the manufacture of consumer goods and packaging, footwear, handbags and other fashion accessories, as well as wire and cable insulation, soft plastic goods such as tubes and hoses and adhesion layers for multi-layer films.About Cereplast, Inc. Cereplast, Inc. (Nasdaq:CERP) designs and manufactures proprietary biobased, sustainable bioplastics which are used as substitutes for traditional plastics in all major converting processes - such as injection molding, thermoforming, blow molding and extrusions - at a pricing structure that is competitive with traditional plastics. On the cutting-edge of biobased 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 biobased content and compostability are advantageous, especially in the food service industry. Cereplast Sustainables® resins combine high biobased 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 . You may also visit the Cereplast social networking pages at Facebook.com/Cereplast, Twitter.com/Cereplast and Youtube.com/Cereplastinc. The Cereplast, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=9567
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