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2018

8/13/2018

Full Innovation Takes Root Program Released Featuring New Speakers for September 2018 Conference

Speakers from Electrolux and PepsiCo join an already stellar lineup that demonstrates how this forum draws broad interest from brand owners to NGOs, to manufacturers who will set the direction for future Ingeo advanced materials innovation.
6/6/2018

Goodbye Petroleum, Hello Bio

Bio-based multilayer transparent barrier films are now reality.
5/16/2018

Flo Presents Gea, a New Generation of Coffee Capsules Developed with NatureWorks

The new capsule is the first in the world that combines compostability, oxygen barrier, and an improved taste and aroma experience for the consumer.
5/3/2018

Registration Now Open for the 6th Innovation Takes Root - The NatureWorks Advanced Biomaterials Forum

Leading consumer products companies Unilever and Danone as well as international thought leaders representing the Ellen MacArthur Foundation will be speaking at the upcoming conference.
5/3/2018

NatureWorks Showcases at NPE 2018 Naturally Advanced Biomaterials that Drive Product and Manufacturing Innovations Across Dozens of Industries

A first-of-its-kind refrigerator liner will be on display, showing how biomaterial barrier properties can increase the energy efficiency of refrigerators by 7-15 percent annually over the life of the appliance. (NatureWorks NPE 2018 Booth # S28147)
4/24/2018

NatureWorks Names Richard Altice New President and CEO

NatureWorks’ board of directors named Richard Altice as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Marc Verbruggen, who led the company from 2008 to his retirement in 2017. Altice joins company as it continues market-leading growth and innovation.
4/24/2018

ネイチャーワークス社、新社長兼CEOに Richard Altice(リチャード・アルティス)を任命

ネイチャーワークス社の取締役会は、同社の新しい社長兼CEOとして、2008年から同社を率いて2017年に引退したMarc Verbruggen(マーク・フェルブルーゲン)に代わり、Richard Altice(リチャード・アルティス)を任命しました。
4/24/2018

High performance, naturally advanced materials from NatureWorks are driving material change in new applications showcased at Chinaplas 2018

At Chinaplas 2018 and, along with its customers and supply chain partners, NatureWorks will showcase new, innovative Ingeo-based applications across a spectrum of industries.

2017

10/5/2017

New Durable Hydrophilic Ingeo Nonwovens Technology for Absorbent Hygiene Products Offers Fluid Management Superior to Polypropylene

The new hydrophilic system for nonwovens combines Ingeo’s unique chemistry with tailored topical treatments to improve fluid management, durability, and breathability.
6/20/2017

NatureWorks Creates Performance Chemicals Division and Launches Vercet Product Line

The new division designs, produces, and markets customizable binder resins, polyols, and chemical intermediates that help innovators within the C.A.S.E. (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers) and fine chemical industries realize differentiated product performance and decreased systems costs...
6/15/2017

NatureWorks Earns Minnesota Governor’s Safety Honor Award

NatureWorks was recently recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon at the Minneapolis Convention Center. NatureWorks is one of 266 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council and earned along ...
6/6/2017

NatureWorks Licenses Plaxica’s Optipure D-lactic Acid Process Technology to Expand its Ingeo Product Portfolio

NatureWorks announced today that it has signed a contract to license Plaxica’s Optipure® chemical processing technology for the production of D-lactic acid. The license provides NatureWorks with a low-cost route to produce D-lactic acid, a building block for a further range of performance Ingeo™ PLA...
5/3/2017

NatureWorks and Partners Showcase Ingeo Bioplastic Breakthroughs in Film and Rigid Packaging at Interpack

In terms of barrier properties, strength, heat resistance, material source reduction, and a range of functional characteristics, NatureWorks and its customers are extending the application range of Ingeo, one of the world’s most applied bioplastics made from renewable resources. (NatureWorks Hall 9 ...
2/28/2017

New Ingeo PLA Formulation for 3D Filament Offers Heat and Impact Resistance Rivaling ABS and Processes and Prints with the Ease of PLA

This Ingeo 3D grade offers PLA filament manufacturers the opportunity to expand sales into the industrial prototyping and additive manufacturing market with a unique, cost effective product that will delight customers with its overall quality, printability, and part performance.
2/1/2017

NatureWorks Partners with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to Support the Foundation’s New Plastics Economy Initiative

In the run up to the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, NatureWorks became a three-year partner of the Foundation’s initiative – a comprehensive strategy for creating a global plastics system based on circular economy principles. NatureWorks has worked with the foundation on the initia...

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