Tag: Ingeo

ABB to automate new bioplastics plant set to produce 75,000 tons of sustainable plastic per year

ABB to automate new bioplastics plant set to produce 75,000 tons of sustainable plastic per year

March 20, 2022 |

In Switzerland, ABB is to automate NatureWorks’ (world’s leading manufacturer of polylactic acid) new bioplastics plant in Thailand which will convert sugar cane to sustainable plastics. The plant – set to produce 75,000 tons of biopolymer per year – will ferment and distill plant-based sugars, converting the sugars first to lactic acid, then lactide and […]

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Metalvuoto Introduces new biobased film to increase store shelf life for processed foods

Metalvuoto Introduces new biobased film to increase store shelf life for processed foods

March 20, 2016 |

In Italy, Metalvuoto have debuted a new generation of biobased flexible substrates designed to keep processed foods fresh on store shelves, based on NatureWorks’s high barrier Ingeo polymers. While Ingeo film has been used for years in fresh food packaging, this is the first application for longer shelf life foods that are increasingly packaged in […]

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NatureWorks taps Jacobs for next biobased chemicals plant

NatureWorks taps Jacobs for next biobased chemicals plant

September 29, 2013 |

In Minnesota, NatureWorks announced that Jacobs has been awarded the engineering design contract for the company’s next world-scale Ingeo production plant in Southeast Asia. “Jacobs’ front-end engineering design work will include major equipment design and is the next stage of what is a multi-year project that will move into detailed engineering design, procurement, construction, and […]

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Cromex named Ingeo distributor for Brazil

Cromex named Ingeo distributor for Brazil

May 22, 2013 |

In Brazil, Cromex S.A. has signed an agreement with NatureWorks as the Ingeo distributor in Brazil. Cromex will bring Ingeo to its broad customer base of thermoformers, ilm extruders and injection molders. Cromex will distribute the comprehensive suite of Ingeo resins developed for the plastics markets. The company’s employees will provide technical support to converters […]

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Ingeo Biopolymer in landfills has no statistically significant quantity of methane released

Ingeo Biopolymer in landfills has no statistically significant quantity of methane released

September 18, 2012 |

In Minnesota, NatureWorks reports that a peer-reviewed article appearing in the journal of Polymer Degradation and Stability concludes that Ingeo biopolymer is essentially stable in landfills with no statistically significant quantity of methane released. This conclusion was reached after a series of tests to ASTM D5526 and D5511 standards that simulated a century’s worth of […]

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NatureWorks’ Ingeo biopolymer wins Cradle to Cradle sustainability certification

NatureWorks’ Ingeo biopolymer wins Cradle to Cradle sustainability certification

May 30, 2012 |

In Minnesota, NatureWorks’ Ingeo biopolymer, made from plants, has been Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.  Cradle to Cradle is a multi-attribute program that assesses products for safety to human and environmental health, design for future use cycles, and sustainable manufacturing processes. The certification is recognized by environmental […]

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NatureWorks pulls out the checkbook for biopolymer investment

NatureWorks pulls out the checkbook for biopolymer investment

July 13, 2011 |

In Nebraska, NatureWorks reported a major capital investment project at its Blair manufacturing facility for the production of new grades of high-performance Ingeo biopolymers as well as a new generation of lactide intermediates. Samples of the new polymers and lactide intermediates will be available next year with commercial sales commencing by 2013. NatureWorks states their  […]

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Danone switches to biomass-based plastics for best-selling yogurt containers

Danone switches to biomass-based plastics for best-selling yogurt containers

June 13, 2011 |

In Minnesota, Danone has switched to Ingeo – a plastic from plants, not oil – for its Activia yogurt in Germany. The new yogurt pack is the result of a close cooperation between Danone and Ingeo producer NatureWorks. The switch to the technologically innovative material will improve the product’s packaging carbon footprint by 25 percent […]

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