Solegear Bioplastics Inc.

Solegear Bioplastics Inc.

June 23, 2010 08:00 ET

SOLEGEAR Bioplastics Launches TRAVERSE Biocomposite-A Natural Fibre Compound for Big Brand Manufacturers

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2010) - SOLEGEAR Bioplastics – a Vancouver, BC, based natural plastic clean technology provider – today launches a new transitional, biocomposite product line with a natural content of between 15%-60%. TRAVERSE Biocomposites enable brand manufacturers to produce injection moulded products such as toys, automotive parts and consumer goods, with the durability and strength of oil-based alternatives.

TRAVERSE is made using natural fibres – wood, hemp, bamboo and rice husk - and recycled or prime polypropylene, and other traditional thermoplastics, to create a high tensile, durable and sustainable injection mouldable solution.

"TRAVERSE is a pragmatic step towards totally biodegradable plastic products," explained Edward Trueman, SOLEGEAR's CEO. "It is impractical, and nearly impossible, for large plastic product line producers to move directly to POLYSOLE. TRAVERSE provides that transition while also allowing the company's brand to market its investment in sustainable and recyclable solutions."

On June 2nd 2010, SOLEGEAR announced the commercialization of POLYSOLE, its 100% natural, 100% biodegradable, engineered plastic. This unique product line offers the opportunity for "big brands" to provide their consumers with the sustainable products they demand.

About SOLEGEAR Bioplastics Inc. 

SOLEGEAR, based in Vancouver, BC, designs and produces 100% natural, high performance biodegradable plastics. Founded in 2006, SOLEGEAR has spent four years in Research & Development, working with an international team of scientists to develop POLYSOLE® – a 100% natural, non-toxic, high performance biodegradable plastic.

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