NatureWorks Showcases at NPE 2018 Naturally Advanced Biomaterials that Drive Product and Manufacturing Innovations Across Dozens of Industries

A first-of-its-kind refrigerator liner will be on display, showing how biomaterial barrier properties can increase the energy efficiency of refrigerators by 7-15 percent annually over the life of the appliance.

(NatureWorks NPE 2018 Booth #S28147)


MINNETONKA, Minn., April 24, 2018 — From coffee capsules to food serviceware, home appliances, and innovative 3D printing solutions, NatureWorks has been leading application innovations from biomaterials since 1989. See the latest Ingeo™ biopolymer grades and Ingeo-based products at NPE 2018, May 7 – 11, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Booth Number # S28147.

The products on display demonstrate how Ingeo can be tailored to enhance performance attributes critical to performance. These attributes include barrier properties, heat and impact resistance, and thermoformability, all while embracing the concepts of a low-carbon circular economy. Recently, NatureWorks reached the milestone of two billion pounds of Ingeo biopolymer sold globally via its comprehensive portfolio of 33 grades. These grades are converted into thousands of consumer and industrial products across dozens of industries.

For the first time at NPE

  • A unique refrigerator liner shows how Ingeo’s barrier properties can be leveraged to increase the energy efficiency of refrigerators by 7-15 percent annually over the life of the appliance.
  • A new generation of coffee capsules demonstrates how this biomaterial-based packaging enhances beverage taste and aroma while offering compostability that enables organics recycling of the used coffee grounds and capsules.
  • Ingeo 3D printing grades 3D850 and 3D870 take quality filament to a new, higher level of performance, increasing heat and impact resistance while extending the benefits of printing with Ingeo filament into new industrial applications from foundry to medical device prototyping.
  • Compostable Ingeo food serviceware, including cups and utensils with higher strength and heat resistance, contribute to reduced levels of organic waste going to landfills by diverting this waste to industrial composting. These serviceware items create significant benefits for municipalities and venues implementing zero waste initiatives.
  • Taking advantage of the inherent properties of transparency and stiffness, Ingeo cups for form-fill-seal in dairy and dessert applications create material savings through package light-weighting and removing the need for expensive clarifying additives.

These innovations and more are waiting for NPE attendees at the NatureWorks booth # S28147. Also, be sure to join NatureWorks in San Diego, September 10-12, 2018, for the 6th edition of Innovation Takes Root, the NatureWorks Advanced Biomaterials Forum, where thought leaders, brand owners, retailers, NGOs, compounders, converters, and scientists come together to focus on the possibilities and advantages of biomaterials in the 21st century.

About NatureWorks

NatureWorks is an advanced materials company offering a broad portfolio of renewably sourced polymers and chemicals to the packaging, polymers, fibers, and chemicals markets. With performance and economics that compete with oil-based plastics and fibers, naturally advanced Ingeo™ polymers are valued for their unique functional properties and used in products from coffee capsules and electronics to diapers and wipes. Creating performance through chemistry, Vercet™ lactide-based solutions help innovators realize significant, measurable performance and cost advantages in products such as CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers), toners, and surfactants. NatureWorks is jointly owned by Thailand's largest ASEAN leading integrated petrochemical and refining company, PTT Global Chemical, and Cargill, which provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world.; follow NatureWorks on Twitter @natureworks


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