Press Releases



Ingeo 3D700, a newly developed PLA grade for large-format additive manufacturing, provides significant reduction in warping, minimizes print failures

Testing by NatureWorks’ global partners demonstrates a shrink rate less than 0.25% in printed parts and obtainable lower print temperatures due to optimized melt viscosity & microstructure.



NatureWorks announces additional lactide monomer purification technology to expand the availability of Ingeo biopolymer from Blair facility

The manufacturing upgrades increase NatureWorks' responsiveness to rapidly evolving market dynamics and high demand for Ingeo™️ (PLA) biomaterials.

เนเชอร์เวิร์คส์ ประกาศเพิ่มเทคโนโลยีการทำให้บริสุทธิ์ในสารตั้งต้นแลคไทด์ เพื่อเพิ่มประสิทธิภาพการผลิตเม็ดพลาสติกชีวภาพ Ingeo จากโรงงานที่เมืองแบลร์

การปรับปรุงการผลิตจะช่วยให้เนเชอร์เวิร์คส์ตอบสนองต่อพลวัตของตลาดที่เปลี่ยนแปลงอย่างรวดเร็ว และความต้องการใช้พลาสติกชีวภาพ Ingeo ™️ (PLA) ที่มีเพิ่มมากขึ้น

NatureWorks公司宣布提升丙交酯单体的纯化工艺 以扩大其布莱尔工厂Ingeo生物聚合物的可供量

生产工艺的升级让NatureWorks公司针对不断变化的市场动态做出快速反应 以应对高需求的Ingeo™(聚乳酸)生物材料

NatureWorks公司宣佈提升丙交酯單體純化工藝 以擴大其布雷爾工廠Ingeo生物聚合物的可供量

生產工藝的升級讓NatureWorks公司針對快速進化的市場動態及對Ingeo™ (聚乳酸)生物材料的高需求做出快速反應

NatureWorks partners with Nonwovens Institute to support production of 10 million N95 masks for healthcare workers fighting COVID-19

NatureWorks has donated the Ingeo™️ biopolymer needed to produce as many as 2 million reusable N95 masks per week from a new spunbond nonwoven structure.



Green Innovation and Zero Waste for Flo

At Host 2019 Flo will present GEA Calix: a Nespresso compatible coffee capsule with up to 100% biobased content, compostable with food waste. Flo’s new developments will be presented in a unique 3D printed stand made using post-production remnants.

Turning Greenhouse Gases Into Ingeo™ PLA for Your 3D Filaments NatureWorks RAPID + TCT Booth #144

At RAPID + TCT 2019, NatureWorks and our partners will showcase new, innovative Ingeo PLA biomaterials that demonstrate how Ingeo can be tailored to enhance performance attributes critical to the 3D market like heat and impact resistance or clean incineration for foundry applications all while retai...

NatureWorks Develops New Ingeo PLA Formulation for 3D Printing Break-Away Support on Dual Extrusion Printers

Ingeo 3D450 offers a clean break-away of support structures while delivering excellent precision and printability suitable for complex, professional parts.

From Energy Savings to Zero Waste, High Performance, Naturally Advanced Materials from NatureWorks are Driving Innovation in Applications Showcased at Chinaplas 2019

From coffee capsules to food serviceware and appliances to 3D printing, NatureWorks has been leading applications innovation for biomaterials since 1989. At Chinaplas 2019 and along with its customers and supply chain partners, NatureWorks will showcase new, innovative Ingeo-based applications acros...

Farrel Pomini and NatureWorks Publish White Paper on the Advantages of Continuous Mixing Technology on Molecular Weight Retention for Processing Highly Filled PLA

FARREL POMINI and NatureWorks conducted joint research to compare the processing of Ingeo™ polylactide (PLA) compounds on the Twin Screw Extruder and the Farrel Continuous Mixer (FCM™). The objective of the study was to evaluate the effects on molecular weight loss in PLA while adding a talc mineral...

NatureWorks Announces 100 Percent Third-Party Certified Sustainable Feedstock by 2020

A new initiative at NatureWorks will ensure that by 2020 100 percent of the agricultural feedstock for Ingeo™ biopolymers and Vercet™ performance chemicals will be certified by the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification System (ISCC) to the ISCC PLUS standard of best practices in agric...

NatureWorks公司宣布 2020年将实现使用100%第三方认证可持续发展原料

Ingeo生物聚合物使用的农业原材料将被ISCC国际可持续发展与碳认证系统 认证成为符合环境和社会可持续性的原材料。

NatureWorks公司宣佈 2020年將實現使用100%協力廠商認證可持續發展原料

Ingeo生物聚合物使用的農業原材料將被ISCC國際可持續發展與碳認證系統 認證成為符合環境和社會可持續性的原材料。

เนเชอร์เวิร์คส์ประกาศใช้วัตถุดิบที่ยั่งยืนในการผลิต 100% ภายในปี 2563

วัตถุดิบทางการเกษตรสำหรับผลิตพลาสติกชีวภาพ INGEO กำลังจะได้รับการรับรองว่า เป็นวัตถุดิบที่ยั่งยืนทั้งทางสิ่งแวดล้อมและสังคม รับรองโดย INTERNATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY & CARBON CERTIFICATION SYSTEM, ISCC)

ネイチャーワークス社、2020年までに原料の100%を 第三者認証を受けた持続可能性原料にすることを発表

インジオバイオポリマーの農業原料はISCCシステムによる 環境的ならびに社会的持続可能性の認証を受ける



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.

Goodbye Petroleum, Hello Bio

Bio-based multilayer transparent barrier films are now reality.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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。

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.



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.

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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.

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...