05. Oct 2023
CJ Biomaterials ( Woburn, MA USA), a division of South Korea-based CJ CheilJedang and a primary producer of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biopolymers, recently announced that the Sang Gwon (Simon) Moon, Director of Government Affairs and Product Planning at CJ Biomaterials, was recognized with a Merit Award from the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) during a special ceremony at the 2023 Biodegradable Plastic Conference held in Incheon, South Korea.
Organized by MOTIE and Incheon Metropolitan City, the event serves as a platform for thought leaders from the biodegradable plastics industry to converge and exchange insight on the latest global trends and regulatory policies. CJ Biomaterials’ parent company CJ CheilJedang co-exhibited at the event with CJ HDC Biosol to promote the advancements our organization is making with biodegradable plastic, including polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biopolymers, which are naturally derived and produced sustainably to be used as building blocks to replace and improve the functional characteristics of a broad range of polymers in the production of finished goods or as starting points for sustainable chemistry. Moon was honoured for his active involvement in the Ministry and the contributions he has made to promote the biodegradable plastic industry and technology development in Korea.
“We congratulate Simon on this well-deserved recognition from the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy”, says Max Senechal, Chief Commercial Officer at CJ Biomaterials. “Plastic waste is one of the most significant challenges facing the world today, and Simon’s tireless efforts in advocating PHA technology and how it can be used to address that challenge through the development of more sustainable solutions is critical”. AT