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Morgan Impresores to distribute Ingeo biopolymer in Chile

MINNETONKA, Minn. / SANTIAGO, Chile, July 20, 2010 – NatureWorks LLC and Morgan Impresores S.A. announced today that Morgan Impresores will begin distributing Ingeo™ biopolymer in Chile. Ingeo is an innovative plastic that is made from plants, not oil.

Since Morgan Impresores’ inception in 1987, it has been an innovator and leader in printing and packaging materials. This passion for innovation in addition to the company’s commitment to offer sustainable solutions to the Chilean market, moved the company to create Biologística, a business area focused on biopolymers.

“The broad distribution of Ingeo to Chilean manufacturers and brand owners will give companies new opportunities to develop more sustainable packaging, foodservice items, health and beauty aids, and semi-durable products,” say Biologística business managers Rodrigo Alfaro and Augusto Cubillos. “A number of these products will not only be for local consumption, but also for export to the United States, Mexico, the European Union, and China — major trading partners with Chile.

Biologística will be distributing the full Ingeo product family of resins. The company’s personnel will provide technical support to converters and enable them to seamlessly transition plastics made from non renewable petroleum to Ingeo.

The agreement with Morgan Impresores S.A. signals NatureWorks’ long-term commitment to supporting Latin American businesses as they move toward greater sustainability. Ingeo biopolymer made from renewable plant material, not oil, emits 60 percent less greenhouse gas and requires 48 percent less energy to manufacture into resin as compared to such plastics as PET.

To view numerous examples of how companies around the world have incorporated Ingeo into their products, visit NatureWorks’ most recent “LookBook.” For more information on Ingeo, visit www.natureworksllc.com and on Morgan Impresores www.biomorgan.cl.

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 Ingeo biopolymers derived from 100 percent annually renewable resources with performance and economics that compete with oil-based plastics and fibers. For more information, visit www.natureworksllc.com.

About Morgan Impresores

Morgan Impresores S.A. was established in 1987, and is part of the Holding El Mercurio. Since its inception it has been an innovator and leader in printing and packaging materials. The current list clients include the largest international CPG and retail companies. Today, has more than 600 employees with annual sales of US$ 70 million.

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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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 Steve Sterling

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