Press Releases

Metabolix Announces Termination of Telles Joint Venture
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., January 12, 2012 — Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX), a bioscience company focused on developing clean, sustainable solutions for plastics, chemicals and energy, today announced that the Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has given notice of termination of the Telles, LLC joint venture for PHA bioplastics. The effective date of the termination will be February 8, 2012. Metabolix will hold a webcast conference call for investors today at 5:00 pm EST.
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Metabolix Appoints Lynne H. Brum to Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., January 5, 2012 — Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX), a bioscience company focused on developing clean, sustainable solutions for plastics, chemicals and energy, today announced that Lynne H. Brum has joined the company as vice president of marketing and corporate communications and a member of the executive management team. Ms. Brum is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s marketing and corporate communications initiatives.
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Telles Partners with North American Distributors to Accelerate Commercialization of Mirel™
Lowell, Mass. – November 1, 2011 – Telles, a joint venture of Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) and Archer Daniels Midland Company, today announced the appointment of Entec Polymers LLC and Channel Prime Alliance as distributors of Mirel™ for the North American market.
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Andolfi Selects Telles’ Mirel Bioplastic Film Product for New Line of Compostable Bags
PLASTiCE Conference, Bologna, Italy – October 24, 2011 –Telles, a joint venture between Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) and Archer Daniels Midland Company, today announced that Andolfi & C., an innovative blown-film converter headquartered in Sant’Elpidio a Mare, Marche region, Italy, will be launching a compostable bag product line based on Mvera™ B5002, a compostable film product made from a proprietary blend with Mirel™ bioplastics.
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Telles Showcasing New Mirel™ Film Grade at PACK Expo
LAS VEGAS – PACK Expo, Booth #5920 – September 27, 2011 – Telles, a joint venture of Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) and Archer Daniels Midland Company, today announced it will demonstrate its new commercial film grade, Mirel P5001, along with other products from the Company’s family of bioplastics, this week at PACK Expo (booth #5920).
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Telles Teams with Tenova Bioplastics on New Line of Biobased Film for Compostable Bags and Packaging Solutions in Europe
LOWELL, Mass., July 26, 2011 –Telles, a joint venture of Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) and Archer Daniels Midland Company, today announced that it has teamed with Billerud Tenova Bioplastics AB, a recognized film converter, to launch a new commercial line of biobased film solutions. Tenova will use Mirel™ P5001, a compostable, high biobased film grade resin, to develop and introduce a new line of compostable bags and packaging solutions across Europe.
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Telles Customer Cortec Corporation to Launch Biobased Film Products for Marine and Anaerobic Digestion Markets
LOWELL, Mass., July 26, 2011 –Telles, a joint venture of Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) and Archer Daniels Midland Company, today announced that Cortec® Corporation, a leading film producer located in St. Paul, Minnesota, has selected Mirel™ bioplastic for a new line of film products. Through a mutual development and commercialization effort, the two companies have developed proprietary processing and extrusion methods resulting in the first commercially viable finished flexible film products made from the new biobased Mirel P5001 film grade resin.
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Metabolix Senior Scientist Dr. Rajendra K. Krishnaswamy Receives Society of Plastics Engineers’s Lifetime Achievement Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 24, 2011 – Metabolix (NASDAQ: MBLX), a bioscience company focused on developing clean, sustainable solutions for plastics, chemicals and energy, today announced that Senior Scientist Dr. Rajendra K. Krishnaswamy was honored by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) with a lifetime achievement award for his considerable contributions to the polymers industry. The Research/Engineering Technology Award for lifetime achievement in plastics research/engineering was presented to Dr. Krishnaswamy at ANTEC 2011 in Boston, Mass.
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UCAN Products Selects Telles’ Mirel Bioplastic for New Line of Kitchen Compost Bags
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 26, 2011 –Telles™, a joint venture between Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) and Archer Daniels Midland Company, today announced that UCAN Products, LLC, developers of consumer products that make it easier for people to be environmentally responsible, has selected Mirel™ bioplastic for a new line of kitchen compost bags. UCAN designed the three-gallon bags, which are available for purchase now at http://www.ucanproducts.com, to work with the company’s forthcoming compost waste bin. The bags also fit other standard-sized kitchen compost bins.
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TECNARO Selects Telles’ Mirel Bioplastic for Arboblend Line of Biobased Thermoplastics
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and Ilsfeld-Auenstein, Germany, March 8, 2011 –Telles, a joint venture between Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) and Archer Daniels Midland Company, and TECNARO GmbH, a developer and manufacturer of sustainable thermoplastics, today announced that TECNARO is incorporating Mirel™ bioplastic into its Arboblend line of thermoplastic compounds that are biodegradable in certain environments, including industrial composting and anaerobic digestion systems. The companies are working together on thermoplastic formulations using Mirel F1005 and P1003 injection molding grades. The specific terms of the supply agreement have not been disclosed.
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Reef Interests Selects Telles’ Mirel-based Denitrification Biopellets
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 8, 2011 –Telles, a joint venture between Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) and Archer Daniels Midland Company, today announced that Reef Interests, an innovative provider of home aquarium systems located in the Netherlands, is launching a biodegradable product based on Mirel™ DP9002 for managing waste generated in aquariums and marine environments. The product will be sold throughout the U.S., Europe, Russia, China and other key markets.
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Telles Announces New Customer for Agricultural Film Market
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 8, 2011 –Telles, a joint venture between Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) and Archer Daniels Midland Company, today announced that AL-PACK Enterprises Ltd., an innovative film producer located in New Brunswick, Canada, will launch a new home and garden mulch film based on Mirel™ bioplastic. The specific terms of the supply agreement have not been disclosed.
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Zoë b Organic Selects Mirel Bioplastic for World’s First Line of Biodegradable Beach Toys
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., February 21, 2011 –Telles, a joint venture between Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) and Archer Daniels Midland Company, today announced that Zoë b Organic, a distributor of BPA-free, organic products for babies and kids, has selected and contracted Mirel™ bioplastic for the world’s first line of biodegradable beach toys. Mirel was the material of choice for Zoë b Organic’s new beach pails, cups and shovels for toddlers because it is the only durable bioplastic on the market that is proven to biodegrade in a marine environment.
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Lakeside Plastics Selects Telles’ Mirel Film Product for New Line of Compostable Bags
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., February 21, 2011 –Telles, a joint venture between Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) and Archer Daniels Midland Company, today announced that Lakeside Plastics Ltd., an innovative film converter headquartered in British Columbia, Canada, will be launching a compostable bag product line based on Mvera™ B5002, a compostable film product made from a proprietary blend with Mirel™ bioplastics. Lakeside will purchase Mvera film grade under a supply agreement with Telles, for large-volume applications including yard waste and consumer kitchen compost bags. The specific terms of the contract have not been disclosed.
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Telles Launches Mirel™ Bioplastic Thermoforming Grade for use in Food Service and Food Packaging
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., October 26 2010 – Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) and Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) today announced that their joint venture Telles has launched Mirel™ F3002, a thermoforming grade for use in food contact applications. This extends Mirel’s product range in the food service and food packaging market sector.
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Telles Customer Receives 2010 Greener Package Award Using Mirel™ Bioplastic
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., October 12, 2010 – Telles™, the joint venture between Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) and Archer Daniels Midland Company, today announced that Ball Innovations, a business unit of Ball Horticultural Company, received a 2010 Greener Package Award for its SoilWrap® plantable container made with Mirel™ bioplastic. In addition, both Mirel and SoilWrap are listed on the USDA BioPreferred Program, which designates biobased products that are preferred for purchase by Federal agencies and their contractors.
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Telles Receives FDA Clearance for Mirel™ F1005 and F1006 Injection Molding Bioplastic Materials for use in Food Contact Applications
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 11, 2010 – Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBLX) and Archer Daniels Midland Company today announced that Telles received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the formulated products Mirel™ F1005 and F1006, food contact injection molding grades for use in food contact applications. The FDA accepted the submitted Telles notification, and clearance is effective as of May 11, 2010.
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