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Minnetonka, MN 55345 US

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Corbion Enters PLA Business
The Dutch global producer of lactic acid is pre-marketing its new PLA resins in North America.

The Future of Biopolymers Looks Bright
NatureWorks’s 2016 conference showed that innovation in biopolymer technology will continue to thrive.

First High-Barrier PLA-Based Flexible Film for Long Shelf-Life Pouches
Italian film processor combines coating technology with NatureWorks Ingeo films for packaging of processed foods.

Cow Gas to Plastics
NatureWorks invests in commercial-scale development of methane-to-lactic acid fermentation.

PLA Sheet for Signage and Folded Cartons
Bi-Ax is the first manufacturer in North America to convert NatureWorks' Ingeo PLA resins into film and sheet.

New PLA Molder Anticipates Swift Growth
SelfEco developed two diverse PLA product lines in less than a year.

Ingeo Biopolymer Tops 'Smallest Carbon Footprint' List Among Commonly Used Plastics
  NatureWorks' online calculator offers brand owners and researchers a tool for comparing GHG emissions and the non-renewable energy use of products made from different plastics.

MATERIALS: High-Performance PLA For Durables Rivals ABS
NatureWorks' new ABS replacement formulations are indicative of the continued evolution of Ingeo PLA resins.

BOPP Processor Focuses on Specialties
At one time, BI-AX International produced millions of pounds of BOPP film a year for a wide range of commodity products. But it has since transitioned toward higher-value niche products for medical and packaging.

PLA Supplier Gets Grant To Explore Biomethane As Feedstock
NatureWorks and Calysta receive DOE grant aimed at ongoing program to develop Ingeo PLA feedstock diversification.

Recycling Conferences Focus on Label Removal & Mixed Streams
Industry meets to discuss efforts to lessen the impact of labels on bottle recycling streams.

Enhanced Resins & Additives At Biopolymers Conference
An industry gathering sponsored by NatureWorks is a forum for materials, additives, and processing advances.

Additive Manufacturing: Materials for ‘Real-World’ Parts
Developments in materials have helped pave the way for processors to make ‘real world’ parts from what is collectively known as 3D printing. Here’s a comprehensive review of the materials available.

New Player in Enhanced PLA Compounds, Additives
Floreon of the U.K. offers -impact-modified PLA that's more than 90% biobased, as well as additive masterbatches.

Bioplastics Conference Learns of New Additive to Enhance PLA Performance
Metabolix Inc., Cambridge, Mass., has just begun to commercialize new grades of its Mirel PHA biopolymer designed specifically to modify PLA.

Floreon Secures New Investors for "Performance" Bioplastic; Aims to Hit U.S. Shores Soon
Floreon Transforming Packaging of Hull, U.K., has secured multiple new investors through an Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) to bring its patent-pending  “performance” bioplastic material to market, and the U.S. is its prime regional target.

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: Slew of New Developments in Materials, Equipment
Three companies unveiled new developments in additive manufacturing and prototyping as 2013 came to a close, a testament to this technology's vibrant growth.

Polyolefin Nonwovens Go 100% Biobased
New product is composed of two biobased polymers in a bicomponent, sheath/core structure.

Conveying, Drying, Crystallizing PLA : The Energy-Saving Packaging Solution
When the new industry term “bioresins” hit the plastics community in the early 2000s, polylactic acid (PLA ) made its way to the top of the list in a class of new plant-based materials.

Altuglas & NatureWorks Collaborate on Biobased Alloys
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Arkema Group’s subsidiary, Altuglas International, King of Prussia, Pa., and NatureWorks LLC, Minnetonka, Minn., have entered a global marketing collaboration to provide a range of high-performance alloys based on PMMA and PLA.

Product Categories of NatureWorks LLC

Biodegradable, Photodegradable Resins and Compounds
Polylactide (PLA) Polymers