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Press Releases 2017

Oct 05, 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.
Jun 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...
Jun 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 ...
Jun 06, 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...
May 03, 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 ...
Feb 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.
Feb 01, 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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