Meridian Waste Solutions teams with Genarex on bioadditives for plastics market

February 12, 2018 |

In Georgia, Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. announced a strategic partnership with Genarex FD LLC to develop a broader range of bioadditives for the plastics market.

Genarex extracts otherwise low-value materials from corn ethanol byproducts and uses these materials as bioadditives in plastics. Attis Innovations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Meridian Waste Solutions Inc., recovers lignin from the byproduct stream of biomass processing industries, such as pulp and paper and cellulosic ethanol. Attis’ recovered lignin is unique in that it is a melt flowing biomaterial that is low cost and acts as a highly functional polymerized biofiller in applications such as plastics, adhesives and transportation fuels.

The combination of the two offerings adds value to a vast array of plastics conversion technologies, including blown and cast films, injection molding, profile and sheet extrusion, thermoforming, and rotational molding. Bioplastics including PLA, PBAT, PBS, and traditional plastics including PE, PP, PVC, and PS are just a few of the resin systems which can be extended or improved with the combined portfolio of products. The products offered by both companies are entirely biobased and offer resin extension at cost parity or cost savings to existing fossil fuel-derived feedstocks.

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