Ingeo News: November 2023

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In today’s Ingeo News:

  • Next construction phase is underway for NatureWorks’ Thailand facility

  • PFNonwovens develops Ingeo-based nonwovens with improved softness

  • Compostable by Design platform has launched in Europe!

  • New Ingeo distributor for US & Canada: Channel Prime Alliance

  • Compostable coffee capsules, EPA updated wasted food scale, and more!

NatureWorks Announces Next Construction Phase for Thailand Facility

NatureWorks has made significant progress on the construction of the new fully integrated Ingeo™️ PLA biopolymer manufacturing facility in Nakhon Sawan Province, Thailand. The facility will have an annual capacity of 75,000 tons of Ingeo biopolymer and produce the full portfolio of Ingeo grades.

NatureWorks stated the new facility reflects their commitment to expanding customer access to fully biobased, low-carbon biomaterials with unique performance attributes valued by global downstream packaging and fiber markets.

A Big Idea

Softness redefined: PLA-Based Nonwovens

PFNonwovens recently found success in developing sustainable spunmelt nonwovens leveraging the latest Reicofil 5 technology and breakthrough materials for softness and made entirely from Ingeo polylactic acid (PLA) resins.

Click of the Month

Compostable by Design has launched

Compostable by Design is a cross value chain platform for collaboration and innovation in compostable materials, technologies and processes, aiming to ensure compostable materials are accepted for organic recycling at scale in Europe. 

Quick Hits

Channel Prime Alliance & NatureWorks Distribution Partnership

Channel Prime Alliance is now an authorized distribution partner of the Ingeo biopolymer grades for injection molding, extrusion, and 3D printing applications in the United States and Canada. See the Press Release.

Flo presents their Ingeo-based GEA Calix PLUS compostable coffee capsule

Flo R&D Director, Tazio Zerbini, presented GEA Calix Plus, an evolution of the Gea Calix compostable capsule launched two years ago. Entirely made of Ingeo PLA and paper, the Gea Calix capsule supports a circular bioeconomy by helping divert used coffee grounds to compost. Read the Polimerica article.

EPA’s Updated Wasted Food Scale

The Wasted Food Scale prioritizes actions that prevent and divert wasted food from disposal. Tiers of the scale highlight different pathways for preventing or managing wasted food, prioritizing compost and anaerobic digestion processes that produce a valuable soil amendment. Review the scale

What We're Reading

Recent Events

GC Sustainable Living Symposium 2023

October 27 | Bangkok

Designed to create momentum for living sustainably and reducing our carbon footprint in order to urgently address global climate change, the GC Sustainable Living Symposium was a great place for the NatureWorks team to talk about low-carbon, biobased applications made with Ingeo.

Upcoming Events

China Bioplastics Conference (ICTABP 10) | November 13 - 15 | Wuhu, Anhui Province
NatureWorks' Mariagiovanna Vetere will present, "Bioplastics, fit for the future. How policies can support the development of the bioeconomy" at this event.

Hygienex | November 13 - 16 | New Orleans, LA
NatureWorks will exhibit at this event.

AFCC Global Biobased Economy | November 14 - 16 | Washington DC
NatureWorks’ Interim CEO, Jill Zullo, will speak at this event.

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