CJ Biomaterials and NatureWorks Sign Master Collaboration Agreement, Solidifying Relationship to Commercialize Novel Biopolymer Solutions

CJ Biomaterials and NatureWorks have signed a Master Collaboration Agreement (MCA) that calls for the two organizations to collaborate on the development of sustainable materials solutions based on CJ Biomaterials’ PHACT™ Biodegradable Polymers and NatureWorks’ Ingeo™ biopolymers.

NatureWorks Selects General Contractor for New Fully Integrated Ingeo™️ PLA Biopolymer Manufacturing Facility in Thailand

Early-works construction on the new biopolymer manufacturing site began in June 2022 with expected completion of the facility on schedule for the second half of 2024.

CJ BIO and NatureWorks Working Towards a Master Collaboration Agreement to Commercialize Novel Biopolymer Solutions

Companies announce signed letter of intent to collaborate on creating advanced products based on industry-leading Ingeo™ PLA and PHACT® PHA technologies to meet growing demand for sustainable materials across wide array of markets.

NatureWorks and IMA accelerate on testing phase of the compostable coffee pod

Initial filling tests at IMA COFFEE Lab on K-Cup compatible compostable coffee pods based on NatureWorks’ low-carbon Ingeo™️ PLA biopolymers accelerate based on promising results.

NatureWorks to Open New Headquarters and Advanced Biopolymers Research and Development Facility

Located in Plymouth, MN, USA, the new R&D center will include state-of-the-art facilities dedicated to fermentation research and development of new applications using Ingeo™️ PLA biopolymer.

Ingeo News: March 2022

NatureWorks and IMA accelerate on testing phase, next phase construction for NatureWorks Thailand Plant, wood and Ingeo 3D printed for office wall art, and more.

Ingeo News: November 2022

NatureWorks Selects General Contractor for New Fully Integrated Ingeo PLA Biopolymer Manufacturing Facility in Thailand, CJ Cup Golf Tournament Implements 3-Bin Waste System for Food Serviceware, NatureWorks and TritenIAG Work the Integrated Project Management Team Approach, and more.

Ingeo News: January 2022

Erwin Vink shares how the JRC's LCA is unable to offer fair comparisons, Ingeo in large format additive manufacturing design, California Law SB 1335 for food serviceware, and more.

Ingeo News: July 2022

NatureWorks contributes to the Green Sports Alliance 2022 Summit, single-stage themoforming process for K-Cup, Sustainability Sponsor for the upcoming 3M Open, and more!

Ingeo News: August 2022

Sustainability at the 3M Open, PGA TOUR shares #SustainabilityinGolf video, PBPC Consumer Research report, lab openings at the NatureWorks HQ, visiting a local composter, and more!

Ingeo News: April 2022

Partnerships in building NatureWorks' Ingeo Manufacturing Plant in Thailand, Rethinking Materials interview with Rich Altice, Tim Goodman retires, & new Plymouth HQ adds 3D printed artwork.

Ingeo News: September 2022

Food waste & Compostable packaging Playbook now available, an interview on compostable coffee capsules with Flavio Di Marcotullio, and investments in fully biodegradable bioplastics are increasing.

Ingeo News: October 2022

NatureWorks is recognized as BioPreferred Program Champion, Bioplastics Week 2022, NatureWorks goes to The Hill, and a successful Summer Intern Program draws to a close.

Ingeo News: February 2022

NatureWorks new HQ and R&D Facility, Sulzer's technology selected for NatureWorks Thailand plant, Ingeo in composite for 3D printing, Green Sports Alliance Summit registration open, and more.