Tag Archives: Nature Works

New PLA Grades Target ABS

Superior mechanical and chemical-resistance properties are baked into the backbone of new PLA bioplastics from Nature Works that take direct aim at styrenics such as ABS in durable applications. [..]

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PLA Bio-Toner Garners Bioplastics Award

Eastman Kodak, a victim of the digital age now focusing on ink and toner production, won the 2015 Innovation in Bioplastics Award for a bio-toner. Designed for the [..]

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PLA Market Gets Second Producer, Timing Uncertain

Corbion Purac, which is targeting high-end bioplastics applications, is making a major commitment with plans to build a 75,000 metric tons per year polylactic acid (PLA) production plant [..]

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OK, But How Do We Capture The Bio Gas?

I asked recently how plastics made from biological resources can compete with plastics made from natural gas flared in North Dakota. The case for polyethylene made from Brazilian [..]


Two Paths Emerge For The Global Bioplastics Business

Double-digit growth rates continue for bioplastics, but there is plenty of pain to report as the still-emerging industry struggles to find its way in the extremely cost-competitive and [..]

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Molding Cycle Times Slashed With New PLA Technology

The move to higher-quality bioplastics continues. NatureWorks is installing new equipment from  Sulzer Chemtech to increase production of Ingeo polylactic acid and to  produce new, high-performance resins and [..]

Bioplastics, North America

Nature Works’ Media Attacks On Bioplastics Study Were Strange And Off-Base

Many major companies ranging from Pepsico to Toyota have trumpeted use of plastics made from renewable resources. But how green are they? That’s a vital question that hasn’t [..]

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