Bioplastic Binder Highlights Univenture's Creativity

Univenture Teams Develop Fittingly Inventive PR Tool for Bioplastics Innovator

Biobent Bioplastic BinderPresented with the challenging task of composing a clever representation for a client with as much knowledge of materials as anyone, the Univenture team created a bioplastic product that exceeded all expectations.

The recent assignment to create a press kit for Biobent LLC, a cutting-edge producer of environmentally-friendly bioplastic resins, made for the ideal opportunity to showcase the sustainable versatility of each brand. According to Biobent President Keith Masavage, the end result fully incorporated both Univenture and Biobent’s diverse capabilities inside and out. “Without the design and production team at Univenture and the company’s standards for quality and innovative approaches to manufacturing, Biobent would not have been able to produce this kind of product,” Masavage said.

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Printed Bind-in Sleeves Offer Yet another Solution for TurnKey

Oshkosh Image TurnKey Solutions Corporation (TKS) has been doing business with Univenture for more than 10 years. When they required printed bind-in sleeves for a national promotion they looked no further than the trusted sales representatives at Univenture, who played an instrumental role in the selection and production of their sleeve.

“Long term relationships are important to TurnKey Solutions,” said Allen Mayville, National Account Manager. “Listening to what the customer is saying in regards to their project needs has helped us solidify our relationships with customers.”

The Univenture Bind-in Sleeve chosen by TKS, made of paper and polypropylene, presented a high-end look while yielding an economical approach to manufacturing. The sleeve was to be bound into aviation trade/hobby magazines to promote Mach 2 to Oshkosh and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).

A DVD went inside each sleeve and was suitable for assembly through the Univenture Operations department. “The design of the sleeve made insertion of the DVD quick and easy, allowing for more efficient and economical production,” said Mayville.

With a target audience of aircraft enthusiasts, the custom artwork needed to be sharp and exciting. Univenture offers custom printing on the front and back of their bind-in sleeves, among other products, and TKS took advantage of this unique service. Continue reading

Ohio Soybean Industry Sees Bright Future with UniKeep Binder


The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) hosts one Ohio Soy 2020 forum each year with a specific theme in mind.  At the forum on August 31, 2009, the theme was soy-based bioproducts.  On this day, presentations and group discussions were focused on soybeans and their future as a feedstock for the bioproducts industry.


Attendees of the forums usually received a notepad or other giveaway but the opportunity to put a locally made bioproduct into the hands of attendees was intriguing.


Prior to the forum, funded by the OSC, Battelle had developed a process to combine soybean meal and plastics, creating a soy-based polymer.  The agricultural plastic was tested using Univenture‘s patented UniKeep design and injection molding process.  A binder was produced using the agricultural plastic, affirming commerical success.  The collaboration resulted in an R&D 100 award for their combined efforts.


Battelle scientists have devloped an innovative method and technology of using agricultural co-products to reduce the use of petroleum based products.  Univenture has been a strategic resource for us to be able to demonstrate the commercial success of our soy-based polymer and to produce a marketable commodity such as the UniKeep Binder,” commented Barry McGraw, Battelle’s Program Manager.


“The UniKeep Case Binder by Univenture, Inc. came immediately to mind when we were planning this year’s forum, due to the recent announcement that Battelle, OSC, and Univenture had received an R&D 100 award for the soy-based polymer that was used to create the binder,” said Kirk Merritt, OSC director of international marketing and Ohio Soy 2020 project manager.  “The binder was a perfect example of how a soy-based, environmentally friendly product can be developed and brought to industry and the marketplace.”


“It’s great to know that there are companies in the state like Univenture who are working to put bioproducts out there in the market.” 

-Keith Kemp, OSC Chairman and Soybean Farmer from Preble County


Univenture provided their patented, one-inch UniKeep Case Binder made from soy meal polymer, a byproduct of soybeans.  The binder was digitally printed with the OSC and Ohio Soy 2020 logos on the front of the binder.

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