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Ingeo fiber shapes hometextile innovation with a new brand application

FRANKFURT, Germany, January 9, 2008  --  NatureWorks LLC, the global leader in commercial biopolymers, will be present throughout the world-renowned Heimtextil interiors trade show thanks to the creativity of its participating partners who will be exhibiting their own range of Ingeo™ fiber innovations. Made uniquely from NatureWorks® biopolymer, these contemporary interior textile solutions will be presented under the Ingeo brand name.

The unique and specialized Ingeo fiber application which will be showcased at Heimtextil comes from a partnership between WTG, Gardinia Home Decor GmbH and Kratzer Sonneschutzsysteme OHG. Together they have developed a new window system that combines the beauty, luster and drape qualities that Ingeo offers with a functional first in built-in UV protection. Their product brings together the good looks of performance with an environmental message making it a compelling new choice for the eco-aware consumers of today. Their new Roller and Vertical Window systems can be seen alongside new Plisse developments at their stand in Hall: 4.2 Walkway: E Stand: 19.

Other significant Ingeo hometextile applications visible at Heimtextil include:

Frankenstolz Schlafkomfort H. Neumeyer GmbH & Co. KG
Hall: 8.0 Walkway: E Stand: 54

Paradies GmbH
Hall: 8.0 Walkway: F Stand: 84

Waldenburger Bettwaren GmbH
Hall: 8.0 Walkway: F Stand: 52

Faribault Mills
Hall: 9.0 Walkway: B Stand: 49

Molina & C. spa
Hall: 8.0 Walkway: C Stand: 85

Gardinia Home Decor GmbH
Hall: 4.2 Walkway: E Stand: 19

Kratzer Sonnenschutzsysteme OHG
Hall: 4.2 Walkway: A Stand. 22

Ingeo is designed to meet market demand for better consumer lifestyle products, proven now by a whole new generation of lifestyle goods that can be found commercially on shelves in more than 20 application assortments from at least 100 commercial partners, selling in more than 70,000 retail outlets worldwide.

Production of the biopolymer used to make Ingeo fiber uses 65 percent less fossil fuels and produces 80-90 percent less greenhouse gas emissions than the conventional polymers for used for manufactured fibers, making it the catalyst for a lower carbon footprint across a whole range of lifestyle goods, and better purchasing choices for the consumers who enjoy them.

For these and more exciting innovations coming from the brave new world of environmentally responsible business, check out www.natureworksllc.com to find out more about the complete family of Ingeo fabrics and yarns used for making contemporary textiles for clothing and the home, as well as a full range of Ingeo natural plastic innovations now available for packaging, food serviceware, durable goods, appliances, cosmetic casings, electronics, auto components and more.

NatureWorks LLC is also pleased to announce that Teijin, one of Japan’s biggest and leading innovators in the fields of fibers and plastics has joined in a 50% joint venture with Cargill in NatureWorks LLC. This alliance confirms the global status and potential for biopolymer based fibers in general and Ingeo innovations in particular.

The new business development that comes from Ingeo fiber brings a new meaning of how to do business differently today by making contemporary goods with a natural origin, bringing performance without compromise and making products that have a powerful environmental message to the consumer looking for better choices.

NatureWorks LLC, its partners and Ingeo: making contemporary products for everyone for better choices. Better for the planet, so better for consumers and ultimately better for business.

About NatureWorks
NatureWorks LLC is a company dedicated to meeting the world’s needs today without compromising the earth’s ability to meet the needs of tomorrow. NatureWorks LLC is the first company to offer a family of commercially available low carbon footprint biopolymers derived from 100 percent annually renewable resources with performance and economics that compete with oil-based plastics and fibers. The production of these biopolymers uses less fossil fuel and emits fewer green-house gases than conventional polymers. The company applies its proprietary technology to process natural plant sugars to make NatureWorks® biopolymer, which is then used uniquely to make and market finished products under the Ingeo™ brand name. NatureWorks LLC is a joint venture between Cargill and Teijin Limited of Japan. For more information, visit www.natureworksllc.com.

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Ingeo and the Ingeo logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NatureWorks LLC in the USA and other countries.

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North America / Latin America

 Steve Sterling

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 Steve Sterling

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 Pauline Ning

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 Daisuke Takabatake

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