Tag: NatureWorks

NatureWorks to move forward with $600M PLA facility in Thailand

NatureWorks to move forward with $600M PLA facility in Thailand

August 24, 2021 |

In Thailand, continuing its global manufacturing expansion plan, NatureWorks has obtained final authorization from parent companies, GC International Corporation Company Limited, a subsidiary of PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (GC) and Cargill Incorporated (Cargill), to build a new Ingeo™️ PLA manufacturing complex in Thailand. NatureWorks plans to invest in excess of $600 million to […]

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Eye-opening, carbon-saving bioinnovations, Gingko, Bolt Threads, NatureWorks, Dow news and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 12th

Eye-opening, carbon-saving bioinnovations, Gingko, Bolt Threads, NatureWorks, Dow news and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of August 12th

August 11, 2021 |

  Can black algae instead of carbon black extracted from tar sands for garment dying save the day? What about kapok trees for fibers instead of water-intensive cotton? How about biobased sun lenses? Biobased ropes for mussel and seaweed cultivation? In today’s Digest, these eye-opening biobased innovations, hot news from Bolt Threads, Ginkgo, NatureWorks, Dow […]

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NatureWorks gets final approval to build massive bioplastics facility

NatureWorks gets final approval to build massive bioplastics facility

August 9, 2021 |

In Thailand, biobased polylactic acid maker NatureWorks has received final permission from parent companies Cargill and GC International Corporation to build a $600 million, 75,000 metric tons per year production facility. The site at the Nakhon Sawan Biocomplex will produce lactic acid, lactide, and biopolymer. Construction is set to begin in the second quarter of […]

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NatureWorks to certify bioplastics and chemicals with ISCC PLUS

NatureWorks to certify bioplastics and chemicals with ISCC PLUS

February 18, 2019 |

In Minnesota, a new initiative at NatureWorks will ensure that by 2020 100 percent of the agricultural feedstock for Ingeo™ biopolymers and Vercet™ performance chemicals will be certified by ISCC to the ISCC PLUS standard of best practices in agricultural production. The ISCC PLUS certified crops are grown within 50 miles of the NatureWorks’ Blair, […]

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Plastics proliferation transitioning to bioplastics boost

Plastics proliferation transitioning to bioplastics boost

August 5, 2018 |

IHS Markit published a plastics report saying that the market value for biodegradable polymers exceeds $1 billion and will rise sharply by 2023 thanks to increased plastic regulations and bans in Western Europe. But it’s not just Europe that we are seeing bans on plastic. Multinational companies like Kraft, Starbucks, McDonalds, Marriott, Disney and more […]

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Will the Lemonade Stand Era end in renewable fuels, sooner, later, ever?

Will the Lemonade Stand Era end in renewable fuels, sooner, later, ever?

October 25, 2017 |

A few weeks ago on the Digest’s tiny home island of Key Biscayne, we saw something along our one main boulevard not seen in quite some time: a lemonade stand operated by a trio of young kids. They weren’t selling much. Some time between this first enterprise and their next, these kids’ll learn about getting […]

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NatureWorks Creates Performance Chemicals Division and Launches Vercet Product Line

NatureWorks Creates Performance Chemicals Division and Launches Vercet Product Line

June 25, 2017 |

In Minnesota, NatureWorks has formed a Performance Chemicals Division to supply lactides, polyols, binder resins, and chemical intermediates to companies that manufacture innovative C.A.S.E. (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers), toners, and fine chemicals. Vercet is a new tunable platform of lactide-based chemistries from the NatureWorks Performance Chemicals Division. The customizable properties of Vercet polyols provide […]

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NatureWorks to construct 8300 sq ft lab to support methane-to-biopolymer project 

NatureWorks to construct 8300 sq ft lab to support methane-to-biopolymer project 

March 13, 2016 |

In Minnesota, NatureWorks  will construct a new, $1 million, 8,300 square-foot laboratory to commercialize a fermentation process for transforming methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into lactic acid, the building block of Ingeo biopolymer. NatureWorks is hiring six scientists to staff the new facility. The methane to lactic acid research project began in 2013 as a […]

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NatureWorks, Green Sports Alliance partner for organics diversion in sports

NatureWorks, Green Sports Alliance partner for organics diversion in sports

May 10, 2015 |

In the US, NatureWorks has announced a partnership with Green Sports Alliance to advance environmental stewardship with professional and collegiate sports teams, venues, leagues, and events. The partnership announced today will offer Alliance members enhanced access to NatureWorks expertise in developing cost-competitive waste diversion programs through the use of renewably sourced, low carbon footprint products […]

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NatureWorks: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

NatureWorks: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

March 16, 2015 |

NatureWorks LLC is the first company to offer a family of commercially available, low-carbon-footprint Ingeo lactides and biopolymers derived from 100 percent annually renewable resources with performance and economics that compete with oil-based intermediates, plastics, and fibers, and provide brand owners new cradle-to-cradle options after the use of their products. NatureWorks is an independent company […]

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