NatureWorks LLC

15305 Minnetonka Blvd.
Minnetonka, MN 55345 US


As Seen In Plastics Technology

Ingeo PLA-Based Coffee Capsules Pass EU Standard for Disintegration in Composting
NatureWorks teamed up with Flo and CIC to conduct field trail that shows compostability of PLA coffees capsules—used and unused.

NatureWorks Partners with Nonwoven Institute in N95 Mask Production for Coronavirus Fight
Amidst the coronavirus crisis, NatureWorks has donated PLA bioplastic to produce as many as 2 million/week reusable N95 masks from a new nonwoven structure. 

Study Cites Advantages of Continuous Mixer to Compound PLA
NaureWorks, Farrel Pomini trials show advantages of machine builder’s continuous mixers vs. twins in compounding Ingeo PLA.

NatureWorks Aims for 100 Percent Certified Sustainable Feedstock by 2020
Agricultural feedstocks for Ingeo PLA biopolymer will be certified as environmentally and socially sustainable by third party ISCC.

NodaxÔ PHA

Danimer Announced Plans for Fermentation Plant to Produce its Proprietary PHA Bioplastic
A major milestone for Danimer Scientific as this facility aims to start operations in the fourth quarter of 2019.

SABIC thermocomp

NPE2018: News in Materials & Additives
Here’s more news in engineering resins, TPEs, bioplastics, polyolefin film grades, PVC, and a range of additives from the Big Show not reported in all our other previous coverage.

Flo Gea PLA coffee capsule

Fully Compostable Single-Serve Coffee Capsule Launched
A new generation of coffee capsules is made of 100% NatureWorks Ingeo PLA. 

Ingeo PLA multi-layer beverage capsule

Sustainable Packaging Conference Highlights New Materials, Applications
Among them: a compostable PLA sheet for beverage capsules.

New Materials, Applications Among Highlights of SPC Bioplastics Converge Conference
Highlights of the D.C. held event included two dynamic panel discussions.

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
  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.

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.

Product Categories of NatureWorks LLC

Biodegradable, Photodegradable Resins and Compounds
Polylactide (PLA) Polymers