Ecospan, LLC Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Company

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Company Delivers Sustainable Durable Goods and Packaging Made From Bioplastics

Red Herring announced its Top 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from Americas, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

Red Herring’s Top 100 Americas list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.

Ecospan is a clean tech company that delivers sustainable durable goods and packaging cases for the electronics, cosmetics, and toy industries, by replacing petroleum-based plastics across the supply chain with bio-based materials. The company takes sustainability to a new level introducing a ‘closed loop’ model for keeping material resources in the value chain and out of landfills. The Company is poised for explosive growth as the drive toward a more sustainable marketplace takes center stage in the coming years for industry, consumers and government regulators.

“Consumers are demanding sustainability in the products they buy, and Ecospan is making clean technology and economics work for industry to meet this demand, while ‘doing the right thing’ in lessening their carbon footprint and reducing their greenhouse gas emissions,” said Ecospan President Jeff White.

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Ecospan, LLC embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Ecospan, LLC should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Americas.

About Ecospan, LLC
Ecospan LLC is a materials science design, development and manufacturing company producing bio-based plastics for durable goods. The company works with industry around the world to deliver sustainable bioplastics solutions across the supply chain, from production to closed loop reuse and recycling programs. Ecospan’s biopolymer blends are the basis for their proprietary BioFlow™ brand of 100% petroleum-free bioplastics materials. BioFlow™ has been certified as 94% bio-based by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) as part of its BioPreferred program.

Founded in 2005, the company is headquartered in Greenbrae, CA with U.S. operations in Exton, PA and Phoenix, AZ and global R&D and manufacturing locations. More information at http://www.ecospan.com

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