Ingeo News: January 2024

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“Our global expansion is just beginning.”

NatureWorks’ Chief Operating Officer, Bill Suehr, recently sat down with Textile Technology to discuss our new Ingeo biopolymer manufacturing facility under construction in Thailand and the expansion of customer access to fully bio-based, low-carbon biomaterials with unique performance attributes valued by global downstream packaging and fiber markets. The new facility will have an annual capacity of 75,000 tons of Ingeo biopolymer and produce the full portfolio of Ingeo grades. Read the Interview

A Big Idea

Rising Consumer Support for Plant-Based Products

The Plant Based Products Council released their annual consumer research report for 2023 and it shows that, in addition to strong interest in plant-based products, consumers are more favorable towards companies, farmers, and policymakers who are involved in renewability initiatives. Read the Consumer Report

Click of the Month

Supporting Farmers and Innovators is Crucial for a Sustainable Future

NatureWorks aligns with the Plant Based Products Council in advocating for policies that support the development of bioproducts made directly from sustainably grown plant-based feedstocks.

Join us in urging U.S. lawmakers to endorse the Biomanufacturing & Jobs Act and the Ag BIO Act in the U.S. Farm Bill. Together, we can pave the way for an innovative, more sustainable tomorrow.

Quick Hits

Compostable packaging is still evolving but popular. Here’s where experts say it could be most effective.

From farmers markets to Walmart to stadiums, compostable packaging is on the rise. Elevate Packaging, NatureWorks, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and others weigh in on how to get it right. Read the article

That’s a wrap for EBC23

European Bioplastics wrapped up two days of insightful sessions, policy panel, and market data analysis at this year’s European Bioplastics Conference 2023. Read the event summary

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Recent Events

European Bioplastics Conference 2023

December 12 - 13 | Berlin, Germany

New NatureWorks President and CEO, Erik Ripple, addressed the EBC23 attendees on the importance of expanding applications for Ingeo beyond packaging so we can capitalize on unique attributes while utilizing Ingeo’s 73% smaller carbon footprint.

Upcoming Events

AMI Single Serve Capsules | March 19 - 20 | Boston, MA
NatureWorks' Flavio Di Marcotullio will speak with IMA Group at this event.

SPC Impact | April 2 - 4 | New Orleans, LA
NatureWorks will speak at this event.

PBPC 2024: Circular Solutions | April 8 - 10 | Omaha, NE
NatureWorks will sponsor and attend this event.

Chinaplas | April 23 - 26 | Shanghai, China
NatureWorks will exhibit at this event.

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

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