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NatureWorks

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NatureWorks
NatureWorks 15305 Minnetonka Boulevard Minnetonka, MN 55345
United States


OTHER COUNTRIES
Japan, Netherlands, Thailand

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ACTIVE MATERIALS

Biodegradable; Flexible Plastics; Recyclable; Rigid Plastics; Sustainability


ACTIVE CATEGORIES

alcoholic beverages; baby & toddlers; bakery; beauty; cereals; confectionery; dairy; desserts & ice cream; foodservice; fruit & vegetables; hot drinks; household; meat, fish & eggs; other industries; personal care; pet food; pharmaceuticals; ready meals & side dishes; sauces & seasonings; snacks; soft drinks; soup; sports nutrition; spreads; sugar & sweeteners; supplements


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What began in 1989 as a Cargill research project looking for innovative uses of carbohydrates from plants as feedstock for more sustainable plastics, quickly matured into the innovative materials for which we are known today.

NatureWorks is now a world-leading biopolymers supplier and innovator with its Ingeo portfolio of naturally advanced materials made from renewable, abundant feedstocks with performance and economics that compete with oil-based intermediates, plastics, and fibers. These materials also provide brand owners new cradle-to-cradle options after the use of their products.

NatureWorks is jointly owned by Thailand’s largest chemical producer, PTT Global Chemical, and Cargill, which provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world.

Our manufacturing facility, located in Blair, Nebraska, USA, has a name plate capacity of 330 million pounds (150,000 metric tons) of Ingeo biopolymer. Our plant came online in 2002. In 2003, we built the world’s largest lactic acid manufacturing facility to feed our polymer plant. Then in 2009 we opened a state-of-the-art applications development facility. Most recently in 2016, we opened a new fermentation laboratory to develop commercial-scale methane to lactic acid fermentation technology.

Today, with representatives in over 10 countries, NatureWorks does business in North America, Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific. We continue to work with converters, brandowners and retailers around the world to help introduce naturally advanced products that span multiple industries and categories, including rigid and flexible packaging solutions; food serviceware; health and personal care; durable products in home, appliance, and electronic categories; and 3D printing filament.



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