At last the Green movement intersects with numismatics. A subsidiary of American Banknote Corporation has introduced a biodegradable version of the ubiquitous credit card. Will some future researcher trace where the alfalfa, beets and corn used to make the card came from? -EditorThe 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..
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;
To read the complete article, see: Arthur Blank & Co. introduces the AB BiodegradableCard (http://www.graphicartsonline.com/article/CA6604855.html?
Wayne Homren, Editor
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