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Ingeo News: Volume 14, Issue 4

August 2019

Innovation Takes Root: A Look Back

Innovation Takes Root 2018 was an amazing event. Thanks to all who attended, participated, and made ITR such an inspiring and collaborative event featuring how Ingeo is being used now and the potential for it in the future. Looking back, we welcomed over 300 attendees from around the world, featured over 60 speakers, hosted workshops, organized fireside chats, and offered an open exhibit hall. Of course, we also had the gracious support of 27 companies as event sponsors.


Be sure to check out the video and visit our ITR photo album to relive the collaborative fun of ITR2018. Keep an eye out for the upcoming full Innovation Takes Root Event Report, as well.


Ingeo for 3D Printing Filaments

NatureWorks turns greenhouse gases into Ingeo for your 3D filaments. Check out our visit to Rapid + TCT this year featuring partners and friends, Titan Robotics, 3-D Fuel, Adaptiiv, Ultimaker, Polymaker, Stacker 3D, IC3D Printers, MatterHackers, Keene Village Plastics, and more using Ingeo in their filaments and prints.



Ingeo Used in Radiation Oncology

Ingeo Used in Radiation Oncology

3D printing in radiation oncology: where are we now? A recent article in 3DMedNet goes in depth on how Adaptiiv Medical Technologies Inc. has produced the world's first FDA-approved software solution employing 3D printing intended for use in the radiation oncology sector. Adaptiiv chose 3D filament made with Ingeo to print these state-of-the-art bolus and brachytherapy applicators which, through their customized 3D printing process, improves accuracy, increases efficiency, and provides a more comfortable and reassuring experience for the patient. Read the full article here.


Pictured above: 3D printed HDR surface brachytherapy applicators created in Adaptiiv software, with customized catheter tunnels printed directly into the structure.


Stadiums Implementing Waste Diversion


Both US Bank Stadium and Moda Center arenas have implemented programs to divert waste away from landfills in order to take advantage of routing organic waste to compound. Congratulations to both on their recent LEED certifications!

US BANK STADIUM, Minneapolis - Just following its 3-year anniversary, U.S. Bank Stadium has been designated as the first professional sports stadium to achieve LEED Platinum certification using the Arc performance platform. This prestigious recognition signifies achievements in sustainability for the ongoing, daily operations of U.S. Bank Stadium. Read the full press release here.

MODA CENTER, Portland - Moda Center is the first arena to receive LEED O+M (v4.1) Platinum Certification, a major milestone in the greening of sports. The Platinum certification, awarded to Moda Center by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), identifies and rewards best practices for a building’s energy, water, waste, transportation and human experience. Read the full press release here


PARTNER UPDATES

3D PRINTING

Custom Electronics Box for Sustainable Agriculture
Mi Pequena Fabrica recently 3D printed a customized made-to-order electronic protection box with Ingeo 3D870 for WISE AGROTECHNOLOGIA, a software solution that helps farmers control irrigation, nutrition, climate variables, and training processes.

3-D Fuel Offers Four Ingeo-Based Filaments Including Break-Away Material
"NatureWorks is a big deal when it comes to PLA" - of course this claim got our attention. 3D-Fuel is crazy about the quality Ingeo biomaterials we produce for their 3D filaments. Right now they're featuring 4 Ingeo-based product lines: Standard (Ingeo 4043D grade), Workday (Ingeo 3D850 grade), Pro (Ingeo 3D870 grade) as well as their SnapSupport™ made with our Ingeo 3D450 grade. Read more.

Food Serviceware & Zero Waste

Teamwork Makes the Green Work!

The Airports Going Green (AGG) annual conference featured a zero-waste plan put in place by Vegware's Zero Waste Director, Julia Wetstein, and a full team of partners to support the task at hand. Wetstein reported that the AGG zero waste team was able to turn in 634lbs of food scraps and used Vegware compostable cups to create 159lbs of compost to help feed Georgia farmers' fields. NatureWorks was proud the be a part of the Zero Waste Team as the Ingeo™ biomaterial supplier. Read more.

St. Louis Sports & Sustainability Symposium Sponsorship

Continuing our support and membership with the Green Sports Alliance, we were proud to sponsor and be a Sports Greening Movement Partner in their latest event, the St. Louis Sports & Sustainability Symposium held on August 21st. 
The event aimed to convene regional professional and collegiate sports teams and venues, concessionaires, business and public leaders, and athletes to explore how the industry can make plays to create zero waste venues and advance healthier, more sustainable communities.

NATUREWORKS & INDUSTRY NEWS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Coatings Trends & Technologies
September 10-11 | Chicago, IL
NatureWorks' Bill Coggio will present Lactide Polyester Polyols in Polyurethane Coatings at the Coating Trends and Technology Conference in Chicago on Tuesday Sept 10th as part of the Biobased and Sustainable Technology in Coatings.

AMI Single-Serve Capsules
September 24-25 | Berlin, Germany
Join us! NatureWorks will be showcasing the latest in compostable coffee capsule technology at this event - be sure to stop by the booth.

The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB)
September 30 - October 2 | Brussels, Belgium

  • NatureWorks CEO, Rich Altice, will present on the CEO panel, "How does industrial biotechnology contribute to establishing a healthy sustainable planet?" during the opening session.
  • NatureWorks' Erwin Vink will speak on "The future of plastics – How to establish innovative and sustainable solutions" panel.


We're Growing!

Join a fast-growing, ever-evolving team of professionals in one of the top 10 growing technologies of 2019. Join NatureWorks!

Available Job Opportunities:

Application Development Engineer | Minnetonka, MN
Responsible for technical support and technical marketing to engage customers and grow our market share, this position will work closely with the Systems R&D (Product Development), Industry Managers, Account Managers and other members of the Commercial Team, as well as contacts in the industry, to execute strategies and tactics to grow NatureWorks business and create distinctive value in the marketplace.

Inside Sales Representative | Minnetonka, MN
Responsible for lead inquiry management, developing lead opportunities, and account management, this position is accountable for prospecting and developing new business, sourcing new sales opportunities through inbound lead follow-up. Builds and maintains key customer relationships, identifies business opportunities and works internally across functional teams to support sales strategy.

Production Technician | Blair, NE
Responsible for the safe execution of the day to day operations of the production plant. This position will work closely with other team members and be responsible for personal and plant safety, environmental compliance, commitment to continuous improvement in the quality of our product, cost control efforts and efficient operations of the plant.

Coatings Trends & Technologies
September 10-11 | Chicago, IL
NatureWorks' Bill Coggio will present Lactide Polyester Polyols in Polyurethane Coatings at the Coating Trends and Technology Conference in Chicago on Tuesday Sept 10th as part of the Biobased and Sustainable Technology in Coatings.

AMI Single-Serve Capsules
September 24-25 | Berlin, Germany
Join us! NatureWorks will be showcasing the latest in compostable coffee capsule technology at this event - be sure to stop by the booth.

The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB)
September 30 - October 2 | Brussels, Belgium

  • NatureWorks CEO, Rich Altice, will present on the CEO panel, "How does industrial biotechnology contribute to establishing a healthy sustainable planet?" during the opening session.
  • NatureWorks' Erwin Vink will speak on "The future of plastics – How to establish innovative and sustainable solutions" panel.