In Minnesota, Natureworks and Sultzer Chemtech reports that Sulzer has shipped proprietary production equipment to NatureWorks’ Blair, Neb., facility which will enable NatureWorks to increase production of Ingeo biopolymer and produce new, high-performance resins and lactides. Nameplate Ingeo production capacity at Blair will rise from 140,000 to 150,000 metric tonnes per annum. Commissioning of the installed new equipment is expected in the first quarter of 2013 with capacity increases and new products becoming available in the second quarter. With the new technology, NatureWorks will be introducing new high-performance Ingeo resin grades, 3100HP and 3260HP. These are designed for use in medium and high flow nucleated formulations.
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