Cereplast biomaterials business improving, secures added investment, distribution


Cereplast Inc. (El Segundo, CA) recently agreed to privately sell stock and warrants for about $12 million to several institutional investors and signed a distribution agreement with ColorTec to supply its bio-based compostable and sustainable plastics to the Southern Italian and Slovenian markets.

Italian distribution represents an interesting opportunity for Cereplast in light of Italy's plastic bag ban that went into effect in early 2011. Cereplast will provide its Compostable 3000 film grade for use in ColorTec's masterbatch process for making shopping and garbage bags. Cereplast says the 3000 grade is designed for strong puncture resistance, toughness, and processing on existing blown film production lines....
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