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A new fully compostable material made entirely from plants is now available to replace carbon (oil) based polystyrene foam (the public often refers to polystyrene foam as “Styrofoam®” which is an early brand name for a polystyrene foam product from The Dow Chemical Company). This new plant based material, called PLA (polylactic acid), can be shaped into meat trays, egg cartons, beverage cups, etc, just like the familiar polystyrene foam products that are used today and has the advantage that it is 100% compostable, sustainable and renewable. In contrast, polystyrene containers can take centuries (if ever) to decompose. Increasingly, the environmentally concerned public is demanding that polystyrene foam be replaced. Indeed, many communities have already banned polystyrene foam containers and several large enterprises have “green” initiatives that include replacing all polystyrene packaging with some other type of material. For an overview prepared by NatureWorks, LLC, of Ingeo/PLA foam, click here.
This demand for a non carbon based replacement for polystyrene foam presents a favorable financial opportunity. In our opinion, the entire polystyrene market will eventually be replaced with PLA, and once started, will happen in just a few years. This is an opportunity to profit from an early strategic investment in PLA technology, and to enjoy the benefit of having your investment protected by patented technology that prevents others from entering the PLA market.
The technology that prevents others from entering the PLA market is our specialized equipment to manufacture PLA foam. The molecular structure of PLA requires strict regulation of temperature (to within one degree Fahrenheit) during the foaming process. Existing foam equipment simply cannot meet this critical manufacturing tolerance. Key to maintaining PLA’s critical heat regulation tolerance is our world-wide patented component called Turbo-Screws(® technology, available only from Plastic Engineering Associates Licensing, Inc (PEAL). Without Turbo-Screws® technology, it is simply not possible to manufacture commercial quality and quantities of extruded foam PLA. In fact, every manufacturer of extruded PLA foam today who manufactures PLA foam on commercial sized, industry standard extrusion systems uses Turbo-Screws® technology under license from PEAL. PEAL can demand the return of a Turbo-Screw® when the licensing period ends, and therefore can control the entry of participants into the PLA marketplace.
Plastic Engineering Associates Licensing, Inc. (PEAL) is an engineering firm specializing in the design and manufacture of polystyrene and PLA extrusion foam equipment. PEAL has been in business since 1998. Given the market opportunity of completely replacing the basic material from which billions of disposable containers are made, PEAL seeks to expand its focus and move into the actual manufacture of products made from extruded foam PLA. In pursuit of this goal, PEAL is now actively seeking joint venture partners, both domestically and internationally, for the production of PLA foam extruded sheet to be used for food packaging, industrial packaging, and non-woven applications. There are several projects now being planned including new PLA production plants, carton stamping operations, and wholesale distribution of PLA sheet products.
With a completely open market, patented technology, and barriers to prevent others from entry, this is a quality investment opportunity for any investor, but should be of particular interest to those investors who have mandates to invest in projects that have a significant favorable environmental impact.
Plastic Engineering Associates Licensing, Inc. is actively searching for joint ventures on a world-wide basis for the production of extruded PLA foam for food packaging, industrial packaging, and non-woven applications. To make confidential inquiry, click here.
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Last updated: 09/25/12.