Ingeo News: April 2024

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NatureWorks and IMA Announce Turn-Key Compostable Coffee Pod Solution Compatible for North America

The strategic partnership between NatureWorks and IMA Coffee delivers a complete coffee pod with a rigid capsule body, filter, and lidding made from Ingeo™️ PLA biopolymer allowing for superior, repeatable performance in brewing and production at commercial line speeds comparable with incumbent materials. This market-leading solution delivers high quality brewing performance, can be produced at commercial speeds matching incumbents, and is made from compostable, biobased materials. The partnership between NatureWorks and IMA Coffee began in April 2021 with accelerated testing announced in February of 2022. IMA Coffee and NatureWorks presented on this new coffee pods solution at the AMI Single-Serve Capsules conference held from March 19-20 in Boston, MA. Read the Press Release

A Big Idea

First 100 Days Overview from NatureWorks President and CEO, Erik Ripple

NatureWorks is proud to announce the 100-day benchmark of new President and CEO, Erik Ripple. Renewable Carbon Plastics Magazine sat down with him to discuss his professional background, what he’s seen at NatureWorks so far, and the goals he’s envisioning for the future of the company. Read the full article pages 22 - 23

Click of the Month

Techniques for lower carbon footprints while enjoying performance excellence

NatureWorks Application Development Manager, Andrea Auchter, recently lent her expertise to Renewable Carbon Plastics Magazine for tips on simple adaptations for thermoforming with Ingeo PLA and achieving sustainable results in applications like compostable rigid food packaging. See the article on page 26.

Quick Hits

NatureWorks awarded Diamond Achievement Award for Safety

Since 2014, NatureWorks has consecutively received the highest honor in safety from the Minnesota Safety Council. Read more

USDA lists 5 ways to switch single-use plastics to more biobased alternatives

According to the United Nations, we produce 300 million tons of plastic each year worldwide, half of which is for single-use items alone. But biobased options are available now! Read more

What We're Reading

Upcoming Events

FlexPack PLACE | April 14 - 17 | San Diego, CA
NatureWorks' Andrea Auchter will present, "Optimizing compostable Ingeo biopolymer extrusion coatings for improved performance and tailored degradability rates" and Deepak Venkatraman will present, "Biobased solutions to enhance performance of PLA-Based flexible food packaging films" at this event.

Chinaplas | April 23 - 26 | Shanghai, China
NatureWorks will exhibit at this event, Hall 1.2, D48. NatureWorks’ Eric Tu will present, “Exploring the Future of 3D Printing with PLA Materials” during the Tech Talk section on April 24th.

2024 AMERIPEN Annual Summit | April 23 - 25 | Alexandria, VA
NatureWorks' Leah Ford will participate on the panel, "Building Out Compostable Packaging Recovery Systems" at this event.

NPE2024 | May 6 - 10 | Orlando, FL
NatureWorks will exhibit at this event.

TCT Asia | May 7 - 9 | Shanghai, China
NatureWorks will exhibit at this event.

Stay up-to-date with where NatureWorks will be on our News & Events page