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安全負責的玩具選擇 植物性塑膠玩具登場

2007年08月01日
摘譯自2007年7月27日ENS美國,加州,舊金山報導;吳紀政編譯;蔡麗伶審校

由植物做成的玩具 (圖片來源:Green Toys)生物樹脂廠商Cereplast, Inc 27日表示,它將提供生物基塑膠樹脂給「格林玩具」的一條新環保玩具生產線。

格林玩具將在舊金山國際禮品展,預告它第一個登場的產品。禮品展28日在莫斯康尼展覽中心展開,為期5天。

格林玩具的產品是由Cereplast, Inc生物基塑膠樹脂製成,為環保考量的父母們帶來一個安全又負責任的玩具選擇。

Cereplast樹脂由植物(例如玉米、小麥、馬鈴薯和木薯澱粉)製成,而不是石油。對這射出成型的應用來說,Cereplast也使用來自農業巨人Cargill旗下獨立子公司NatureWorks LLC的聚乳酸。

NatureWorks聚合物是粹取自葡萄糖的發酵物。NatureWorks是全球第一個且只用100%可再生資源製成塑膠的企業。

這些可再生資源能創造出無鄰苯二甲酸酯、無乳膠、無石棉的材料,且不含麥麩和任何重金屬,且保證生產的成本不會改變。

這些孩童玩具裡的安全環境友善塑膠材質,在控制的條件下也是可分解的。Cereplast董事長和執行長希爾(Frederic Scheer)表示︰「Cereplast樹脂的廣泛應用持續成長,且格林玩具也再次證明,生物基塑膠才正要展現它的市場潛力。」

此外,格林玩具使用PolyOne 公司的生物可分解色素,包裝則是來自無傳統塑膠的再循環紙製品。

「身為兩個幼兒的母親,我瞭解父母想要盡他們的職責為孩子改進並保護我們的世界,」格林玩具共同創辦人海蔓(Laurie Hyman)表示。「給孩子傳遞保護地球訊息的玩具,有助於教育年輕的一代如何為我們的環境做好的選擇,它甚至可能創造出年輕的大自然使者。」

Plant-Based Plastic Green Toys Debut at Gift Show
SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 27, 2007 (ENS) –

Cereplast resin is made from plants such as corn, wheat, potato and tapioca starches rather than petroleum. For this injection molding application, Cereplast is also using poly lactic acid from NatureWorks LLC, a stand-alone company owned by agricultural giant Cargill.

Cereplast, Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer of bio-based renewable plastics, said today that it will provide bio-based plastic resin for a new line of environmentally friendly toys from Green Toys™, Inc.

Green Toys will preview its first product lineup at the San Francisco International Gift Fair which opens tomorrow for five days at Moscone Center.

Cereplast resin is made from plants such as corn, wheat, potato and tapioca starches rather than petroleum. For this injection molding application, Cereplast is also using poly lactic acid from NatureWorks LLC, a stand-alone company owned by agricultural giant Cargill.

NatureWorks polymer is derived from the fermentation of dextrose. NatureWorks is the world's first and only performance plastic made from 100 percent annually renewable resources.

These renewable resources ensure that the cost of production remains constant while creating a material that is phthalate-free, latex-free, asbestos-free, gluten-free and does not contain any heavy metals.

The safe and environmentally friendly plastic material in these children's toys also is compostable under controlled conditions.
"The wide range of applications for Cereplast resin continues to grow and Green Toys is proving yet again that bio-based plastic is just beginning to realize its market potential," said Frederic Scheer, Cereplast chairman and CEO.

In addition, Green Toys is using biodegradable colorants from PolyOne Corporation and is using packaging that is made from recycled paper products with no traditional plastics.

"As the mother of two young children, I understand parents wanting to do their part to improve and preserve our world for our children," said Laurie Hyman, co-founder of Green Toys. "Offering children toys that send a positive message about protecting our planet helps to educate the younger generation about how to make good choices for our environment. It may even create young ambassadors for Mother Nature."

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