Plastic Engineering: First Biodegradable Foam Polylactic Acid License for Turbo-Screws Technology

Plastic Engineering Associates Licensing, Inc.(’Plastic Engineering’) of Boca Raton, Florida, is pleased to announce it has licensed its Turbo-Screws technology foam screws for foaming Natureworks, LLC’s amorphous polylactic acid polymer (’PLA’) to a North American food packaging company. NatureWorks, LLC, and Plastic Engineering developed the amorphous PLA foam over the past 18 months.

Bill Fogarty, V.P. of Plastic Engineering, commented: ‘This is a major development in foam. With the emphasis on renewable resources, lessening dependence on oil based polymers, and the greening of the plastics industry, we are uniquely poised to provide a biodegradable, compostable foam product for the food packaging industry using Turbo-Screws technology.’

Plastic Engineering is a Florida corporation that holds the exclusive licensing rights to Turbo-Screws foam feed screw technology. Turbo-Screws technology is patented in over 50 countries world-wide. The company has been in business since 1998.

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