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Ecospan closes the plastic loop in eco-friendly approach that’s also green dollars
by MATT GALLAGHER, Red Herring

In the world of bio-based plastic, Ecospan not only closes the loop, producing a solid, industry-suited plastic from 100 percent natural materials, but it does so at a cost efficiency that more than pays for itself in the end.
Using bio-based, petroleum-free materials, the company produces a material strong enough to be used in packaging, electronics, smart phone accessories, cable modems and routers, disk drives, cosmetics, toys and even tooth brushes. Instead of a biodegradable approach, the company focuses on durable goods that can be reused a number of times before being completely recycled and used again. It provides a core strength of materials unmatched by competitors, allowing it to enter industries traditionally not served by bio-based plastic companies. Read More

Edge Geek Bioresin

Ecospan Announces Closed-loop Reuse and Recycling Model for Electronics Companies
by Ken Cheung in Other on Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thanks to Ecospan, electronics companies can now replace petroleum-based plastic material used to make personal electronics with plant based bioplastics. With their regrind and reuse model, companies can reduce their use of petroleum based plastics in manufacturing and put a more sustainable supply chain in place. Ecospan is the first company to make bioplastics applications possible across multiple industries with whole solutions for reducing or replacing petroleum-based plastics across the supply chain. Read More

Prototype Today

BioFlow T Brings New Applications For Bioplastics

Ecospan, a global company that specializes in both the development of bio-based resins and the manufacturing of bio-based durable goods, has introduced BioFlow T, which removes a number of barriers that have-until now-prevented industrial designers from incorporating sustainable bioplastics into their new product designs. With BioFlow T, bioplastic materials are now available that meet or surpass petroleum-based plastics performance standards in several areas, including heat resistance and impact resistance-the two main drawbacks to date in developing durable goods products with bio-based materials. Read More

Product Development and Design

Ecospan Breaks New Ground for Application of Bioresins
by Ecospan on Thursday, November 15, 2012

With today’s brand owners and manufacturers under fierce pressure to deliver cost-effective sustainability and End of Life Solutions (EOL) for the products they bring to market, Ecospan, LLC announces that it’s breaking new ground when it comes to delivering sustainable solutions to the plastics we use everyday. Already, much of the plastics found in your car, soda bottles, and your sneakers are no longer petroleum-based, as these manufactures have turned to bio-materials for a more sustainable solution. Now Ecospan has delivered break-through technology that opens the door for industrial product designers of commercial-grade durable goods to apply new uses for bioplastics where never possible before. Read More