Boston, Massachusetts, October 10, 2008 – Arthur Blank & Co. is introducing the AB BiodegradableCard™ into its GreenLine™ suite of environmentally friendly products.
The AB BiodegradableCard™ is a cutting edge biodegradable and compostable material, with a similar look and feel to traditional plastic. The new material is industrial compostable according to ASTM International standards and meets the D6400 standard for compostable plastics. The material composts in a period of 180 days or less and breaks down into water, biomass and CO2 in a professionally managed industrial composting facility. While not yet available in all areas, industrial composting facilities are expected to become more prevalent in the future. Existing industrial compost sites can be found at www.findacomposter.com.
In addition to being biodegradable, the AB BiodegradableCard™ is made from plants such as alfalfa, beets, corn, potato skins, switch grass and wheat. The material is also produced using 100% renewable energy. Jake Jacobs, Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development says "The AB BiodegradableCard™ has multiple features that provide customers with a unique and exciting way to help the environment."
Arthur Blanks introduction of the AB BiodegradableCard™ is the latest addition to Arthur Blank’s GreenLine™ suite of environmentally friendly stock choices that also includes the AB RecycledCard™ and the CornCard USA®.
Founded in 1934, Arthur Blank & Co. is a leading North American producer of secure and private label plastic cards. Located in Boston, Massachusetts and Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, Arthur Blank has the capacity to print up to 1.5 billion cards per year. Arthur Blank’s cards are currently being utilized as secure cards (including MasterCard, Visa and Discover), bank cards; drivers’ licenses; private label credit cards; security and access cards; national ID cards; membership and gift cards; and gaming and hotel key cards. For more information on the AB BiodegradableCard™ and all of Arthur Blank’s other card products, visit www.arthurblank.com or call 617-325-9600.
American Banknote Corporation is a holding company and the parent of the ABnote Group, which operates through its subsidiary companies: American Banknote S.A. in Brazil, Leigh Mardon in Australia, ABnote NZ in New Zealand, CPS Technologies in France, ABnote Europe, s.r.o. in the Czech Republic, Keystone Manufacturing in Canada, and American Bank Note Company and Arthur Blank & Co. in the United States. ABnote, which traces its founding to 1795 and American patriot Paul Revere, is a global supplier of secure documents, services and systems. Principal products include secure plastic cards, phone cards, paper certificates, lottery tickets, passports, state titles, certificates of origin, stock certificates, and checks. Services include print production, personalization, secure warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment. For more information on American Banknote, visit www.americanbanknote.com or call 201-592-3400.
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