Ingeo News: June 2024

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Ingeo PLA Manufacturing Expansion Attracts Record Financing

NatureWorks’ Ingeo PLA manufacturing expansion has attracted record financing from Krungthai Bank PCL of Thailand. The loan is one of the singular largest in the bank’s decade-long history and shows confidence in NatureWorks’ market leadership as well as supports Thailand’s ambitious Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) strategy. Read the Press Release

In the News

Pack with Impact

NatureWorks VP of Commercial, Rahul Rasal, is featured in the latest Materials Recycling Magazine. Check out the "Pack with Impact" story on page 28. Rahul talks about PLA recyclability and other Ingeo PLA attributes like compostability in applications like food packaging. 

Compostable products can be a critical step in addressing both plastic waste and greenhouse emissions. Read the Article, Page 28

Partner Announcement

During NPE 2024 Press Conference, CJ Biomaterials Introduces New Semi-Crystalline PHA Biopolymer with Ingeo PLA

NatureWorks partners, CJ Biomaterials, held a press event for their latest PHA solution at the NPE 2024 show in Orlando, FL. Leah Ford joined to discuss the Ingeo PLA x CJ Biomaterials PHACT PHA collaborations including films, thermoformed compostable food containers, and hygiene applications. 

NatureWorks had examples of our partnership with CJ Biomaterials at our NPE exhibit like rigid food containers, flexible food bags, and the new softer Ingeo 6500D nonwovens for hygiene markets. Read the Press Release. 

Quick Hits

NatureWorks’ Mariagiovanna Vetere Elected Co-Chair of EUBP

European Bioplastics (EUBP) has elected its new Board during the bi-annual General Assembly on June 4th. Mariagiovanna Vetere, NatureWorks VP of Sustainability and Public Affairs will serve the next 2 years as Co-Chair of the Board. Read more

NatureWorks’ Joshua Weed Elected Chairperson, NWI Executive Committee

NatureWorks Lead Scientist & Technology Manager, Joshua Weed, has recently been elected as Chairperson of The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) Executive Committee. Read more

NatureWorks at NPE2024: The Plastics Show

NatureWorks' Dan Sawyer talks about the energy and interest around sustainable materials and our history as the leader in biomaterials manufacturing at the latest NPE: The Plastics Show.

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Recent Events


May 6-10 | Orlando, FL

NatureWorks featured many Ingeo-based applications at this year’s NPE: The Plastics Show exhibit including compostable clear thermoformed food packaging, compostable food serviceware, cups, coffee pods, tea bags, lidding, and more.

Upcoming Events

World of Wipes (WOW) | June 17 - 20 | Minneapolis, MN
Mariagiovanna Vetere will present, "Insights into the Evolving EU Plastic Legislation and its Impact on the Hygiene Industry," during the WOW pre-conference webinars event. Look for her presentation on June 12th at 11AM EDT. NatureWorks' Shannon Pinc will present, "US Environmental Policy and Circularity," in the Recycling and Regulations segment of the WOW event.

Rapid + TCT | June 25 - 27 | Los Angeles, CA
NatureWorks will exhibit Ingeo PLA in 3D applications at this event.

BPI Summit 2024 | September 10 - 12 | Berkley, CA
NatureWorks will sponsor this event.

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