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Jet Offers A More Responsible Plastic

Monday, August 14, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Downers Grove, Illinois (8/10/06)- Jet, one of the nation's largest privately held sheet-fed commercial printers and card manufacturers, introduces the capability to print on NatureWorks PLA (polylactic acid), a corn-based plastic, offering customers the added appeal of plastic made from nature with all the performance and convenience of traditional petroleum based plastic. "Many companies are looking for a more environmentally friendly option with their choice of materials", states Jeff Norby, President of Jet. "This nature-based plastic is a great alternative without getting away from the look and feel of traditional plastics." NatureWorks PLA is the world's first commercially available plastic made from an annually renewable resource - field corn. Polylactic acid (PLA) is made from lactic acid derived from dextrose through the fermentation of the corn. This unique technology creates a corn-based resin, offering a more environmentally responsible material that can be used in the production of everything from plastic cups and packaging to gift cards and plant tags.




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