MHG Met behind Closed Doors with BASF to Discuss Business Opportunities between the Two Companies
BAINBRIDGE, GA. — MHG, the manufacturer of one hundred percent biodegradable plastic, announced they met behind closed doors with BASF, the largest chemical company in the world. Dr. Paul Pereira, CEO and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, met with Johannes Becker, Vice President of Strategy in Brussels last week to discuss next steps in a series of initiatives.
“The meeting with BASF was very productive,” stated Dr. Paul Pereira. “Sustainability is crucial for the future and BASF is looking to develop more sustainable solutions to meet the demands of society. The biopolymers we produce can provide them with materials that will help them achieve their goals of developing more sustainable products that meet economic, environmental and social needs.”
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company. The products they produce include crop protection, chemicals, plastics and performance products. The company strives to create products that allow them to meet the needs of current and future generations through science and innovation. BASF is continuously looking for ways to conserve resources, ensure healthy food and nutrition and improve the overall quality of life.
MHG is currently in the process of ramping up their facility to produce their completely biodegradable plastic. The process is expected to be completed by mid 2015, in time for the next canola harvest. The completion of the facility will coincide with the first shipments to customers who currently have contracts with MHG.
In addition to the commercialization of their PHA, MHG is now offering a “Specialty Toll Manufacturing” service, which allows clients to capitalize on the experience MHG has in the different processes. The service helps customers meet their demand for specialty products. MHG is currently providing this service to three Fortune 500 companies with other contracts also under negotiations.
In a polluted world of plastics where the challenge of “Renewability and Sustainability” has posed a daunting challenge, MHG has successfully been practicing this every day. For more details regarding MHG, please visit the website http://www.meredianholdings.com/. Be sure to follow MHG-Meredian and MHG-DaniMer on Facebook (MHG-Meredian, MHG-DaniMer), Linkedin (MHG-Meredian, MHG-DaniMer) and Twitter (@MHG_Meredian, @MHG_Danimer) to stay up to date regarding latest news with the company and in the industry.
Meredian Holdings Group, Inc., also known as MHG, is the holding company of Meredian Inc., a recognized world leader in production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) and DaniMer Scientific, L.L.C., a specialist in the customization of biopolymer formulations which can combine PHA and PLA through a proprietary reactive extrusion process. These companies are supported by a world class group of dedicated, highly skilled team members. The two companies offer a comprehensive selection of biopolymers that supports their core values of utilizing sustainably produced, renewable resource based polymers to improve people’s lives at work. MHG and its subsidiaries currently own more than 125 patents across nearly 20 countries. MHG is headquartered in Bainbridge, Ga.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.