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Metabolix, Inc. Message Board

to200andbeyond 3 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 28, 2014 12:38 PM Member since: Dec 13, 2002
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    great time to buy

    by byecell Mar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    to200andbeyond to200andbeyond Mar 28, 2014 12:38 PM Flag

    Don't forget the following: "The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international men's football tournament, that is scheduled to take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014"

    I expect that Arco will ramp up as the entire world looks for ways to profit from this year's world cup. If I were short I would certainly cover before the end of April then probably get back in during the height of the tournament. If I wanted to go long then I'd probably get in now before the talking heads on TV start to hype everything related to Brazil.

  • to200andbeyond by to200andbeyond Feb 21, 2014 12:45 PM Flag

    The folks at Metabolix like to talk about their product but they really should focus on how it can improve the 3D printing market! There are a lot of people producing a lot more plastic products yet many don't realize that their is a sustainable biodegradable option. Metabolix should move in and take control of that space. The following says nothing that catches many eyes; they really should be partnering with 3D Systems or Stratasys or ExOne or any of the big 3D printer companies:
    Metabolix has developed new amorphous PHA biopolymers with the physical characteristics of a low Tg rubber. These new rubber modifiers have been shown to improve the ductility and flexibility of PLA, while also retaining clarity and compostability. In PLA extrusion applications, MirelTM rubber modifiers lower stiffness and brittleness and improve tactile feel. In PLA film applications these rubber modifiers also increase tear resistance. PHA and PLA biopolymers are both biobased and compostable, making them attractive for sustainability and performance-driven business opportunities.

    "Metabolix continues to make great progress in the use of our core PHA technology as a performance-driven modifier in applications where improved performance of both biobased and conventional polymers such as PLA and PVC is desired," said Joseph Shaulson, president and CEO of Metabolix. "In this case, Mirel rubber modifiers have the potential to expand the application space for PLA which may lead to new business opportunities."

    "These innovative Mirel rubber modifiers are an exciting extension to the Metabolix PHA technology platform. Their capability to modify and improve PLA demonstrates performance that is comparable to traditional non-renewable rubber modifiers without compromising the renewable nature of PLA or key features of clarity and compostability," added Bob Engle, vice president, biopolymers of Metabolix. "We look forward to presenting our new biobased rubber modifiers...

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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    by ready788 Feb 10, 2014 3:31 PM
    to200andbeyond to200andbeyond Feb 10, 2014 4:01 PM Flag

    Ready, when is the next conference call? It should be the first with the new CEO so it will be interesting to hear what he has to say about current sales, future sales, financing and partnerships. This company was in real need of new blood and fresh talent, and they finally got it! We now have something to look forward to instead of the smoke and mirrors that Eno presented. I imagine that it will take awhile to turn the ship around yet it will be very interesting to learn anything about the new course it's on. This should be Metabolix's year to shine; hopefully a big turn around for longs and the end of the big short.

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