Ingeo News: March 2024

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NatureWorks News Post: For a circular economy, start with end-of-life

Shannon Pinc, NatureWorks Senior Circular Economy Manager, recently wrote about how BPI's petition to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update and clarify rules around compost feedstocks under the National Organic Program, will support the growth of composting infrastructure. Read the News Post

A Big Idea

Ingeo Dyson Sphere comes to NatureWorks Headquarters

The famed Ingeo Dyson Sphere sculpture, printed with unreinforced Ingeo 3D700, has come home to the NatureWorks Plymouth HQ in Minnesota. Printed 2 years ago by Branch Technology, with their signature BranchMatrix™ lattice structure, this extraordinary sculpture was made to showcase Ingeo 3D700's properties of low warpage, high modulus, tensile strength, and improved interlayer adhesion in additive manufacturing. Each node in the sculpture was able to withstand over 45 pounds of force, significantly greater than the approximately 30 pounds of force per node if the sculpture were printed with carbon fiber reinforced ABS. Learn more about the Dyson Sphere

Click of the Month

PODCAST: Compostable Ingeo PLA Film Learning Session

NatureWorks’ Deepak Venkatraman, shares insights into the world of compostable flexible packaging and important distinctions between biobased and conventional flexible materials in this edition of The Packaging Therapist podcast. Listen to the podcast

Quick Hits

Welcome to the Georgia USCC Chapter!

The US Composting Council (USCC) is pleased to announce the recent formation of the Georgia Composting Council (GACC), a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the use and production of compost in Georgia. Read the post

Joshua Weed elected Vice Chairperson of NWI’s IAB Executive Committee

NatureWorks Lead Scientist & Technology Manager, Joshua Weed, joins the Nonwovens Institute’s Industrial Advisory Board this year. Read more

Printed with Ingeo PLA, BioHome3D is the first 100% biobased 3D printed home

A composite made with low-warp Ingeo PLA and cellulose-based fiber reinforcement was used to print the amazing BioHome3D - the world's FIRST 100% biobased 3D printed home. Thanks to a great partnership with U Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center, Oak Ridge Labs, and NatureWorks.

What We're Reading

Upcoming Events

AMI Single Serve Capsules | March 19 - 20 | Boston, MA
NatureWorks' Flavio Di Marcotullio and IMA will present, "Leveraging the strengths of two partners in the value chain to deliver new turn-key solution for compostable coffee capsules" 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 attend and sponsor 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