Tag: NatureWorks

CJ BIO and NatureWorks team on PLA

CJ BIO and NatureWorks team on PLA

June 7, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, CJ BIO, a division of South Korea-based CJ CheilJedang and leading producer of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), and NatureWorks have signed a letter of intent (LOI) establishing a strategic alignment between the two organizations and have announced that the two companies are working toward a Master Collaboration Agreement (MCA). The companies will work together to […]

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Bioplastics powerhouses partner to increase adoption

Bioplastics powerhouses partner to increase adoption

May 30, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, two bioplastic makers have signed a letter of intent to codevelop sustainable materials using their respective products.  CJ BIO and NatureWorks—leading producers of polyhydroxyalkanoate and polylactic acid, respectively—say the LOI is the first step toward a Master Collaboration Agreement. The companies will work together to develop sustainable materials solutions based on CJ BIO’s […]

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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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NatureWorks and IMA Coffee’s compostable coffee pods making progress

NatureWorks and IMA Coffee’s compostable coffee pods making progress

March 8, 2022 |

In Italy, announced April 27, 2021, NatureWorks and IMA Coffee’s joint strategic partnership accelerates on the first significant trial phase on K-Cup compatible compostable coffee pods. Compatibility testing on capsules, filter, and top lid films are being performed at IMA Coffee Lab with the precise aim to identify and achieve optimum material sealing parameters and […]

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Sulzer delivering technology to NatureWorks’ latest biopolymer manufacturing facility

Sulzer delivering technology to NatureWorks’ latest biopolymer manufacturing facility

January 26, 2022 |

In Thailand, Sulzer is delivering customized state-of-the-art production technology to NatureWorks’ latest biopolymer manufacturing facility which will be located in Nakhon Sawan Biocomplex, Thailand. Developed to support the increasing global demand for polylactic acid (PLA) bioplastics, the fully integrated plant will utilize Sulzer Chemtech’s advanced lactide purification and polymer production technology to produce 75’000 tons […]

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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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