Ingeo News: Volume 10, Issue 1
February 5, 2013
Bangkok is the site of NatureWorks' first Asia Pacific headquarters
Ingeo is stable in landfills
The reality today is that a percentage of Ingeo packaging and other products end up in landfills. And now NatureWorks can say with certainty that the environmental impact of those products in landfills, in terms of greenhouse gas release, is not significant. Read more from a news story in Plastics Today.
Altuglas International and NatureWorks are co-marketing high-performance alloys
Altuglas International, a subsidiary of Arkema group, and NatureWorks have signed a global co-marketing agreement to speed the delivery of a range of newly formulated high performance alloys based on Ingeo and Altuglas brands Plexiglas® and Altuglas® acrylic resins. Read more.
Carbon footprint going, going, gone...
Eco-Products of Boulder, Col., describes itself as a green business that happens to be in the disposable foodservice ware industry. The company’s new ZERO™ hot and cold cups are the first, the company reports, to be fully carbon offset says Eco-Products: “Carbon offset means every last bit of carbon – from creating these cups to disposing of them – has been offset through carbon negative projects here in the U.S.” Both the plastic cold cups made from Ingeo polymer and the Ingeo lined paper hot cups are made from 100 percent renewable resources. These items are BPI certified compostable, and are ASTM compliant for industrial composting. Read more.
New guidelines in the U.S. and in Europe covering environmental claims aim to decrease "green washing"
The Federal Trade Commission issued revised Green Guides that are designed to help marketers ensure that the claims they make about the environmental attributes of their products are truthful and non-deceptive. The revised guidelines include updates to the existing Guides, as well as new sections on the use of carbon offsets, "green" certifications and seals, and renewable energy and renewable materials claims. Read more.
The new Environmental Communications Guide for Bioplastics from the European Bioplastics Association provides practical anti-green-washing guidelines for communication and marketing experts. The guidelines ensure that environmental claims are specific, accurate, relevant, and truthful.
NatureWorks in the News
- NatureWorks opens Asia Pacific HQ and adds staff
- NatureWorks adds biopolymer capacity
- Green Matter: Biopolymers help green the event industry
- Ingeo eco-lounge zeroes in on waste at Green Sports event
- NatureWorks expands sustainable packaging with new production equipment
- The Top 10 Advanced biofuels and biorefining companies in Asia
- Plastics Color Corporation to Market Ingeo PLA-Based Masterbatch
- European Bioplastics: Fivefold growth of the bioplastics market by 2016
- New opportunities following Vita buy-out
- Ante todo, los bioplasticos son plasticos - Tecnología del Plástico
January 24-26 | Bangkok, Thailand
Marc Verbruggen, CEO, presented the keynote address on the "State of the Biopolymers Industry."
Minnesota Green Chemistry 2013: Beakers to Business Plans
January 25 | Minneapolis, MN
David Stanton, Business Development Manager, was a panelist on "Business Plans - Building Success in Green Chemistry" panel.
4th Annual Next Generation Bio-Based Chemicals
January 28-31 | San Diego, CA
Manuel Natal, Business Leader – Lactide Derivatives, presented "Commercializing Ingeo Lactide Derivatives: Case Studies in Collaboration.
BIOPLASTICS: The Re-Invention of Plastics
March 4-6 | Las Vegas, NV
Frank Diodato, Business Director - Durables, will present "The World of Ingeo: Update on Trends in Business & Commercial Applications and New Product Launches."
6th International Congress on Bio-based Plastics and Composites
April 10-12 | Cologne, Germany
Erwin Vink, Environmental Affairs Manager, will be presenting "Ingeo Biopolymers: one of the building blocks in a more sustainable bio-economy."
IDEA - International Engineered Fabrics Conference & Expo
April 23-25 | Miami Beach, FL
NatureWorks will be exhibiting.
Bioplastics Compounding and Processing
May 7-9 | Miami, FL
Frank Diodato, Business Director - Durables, will be presenting.
May 7-10 | Melbourne, Australia
Come visit our exhibition booth!
May 20-23 | Guangzhou, China
NatureWorks will be exhibiting.
May 20-23 | Safety Harbor, FL
Erwin Vink, Environmental Affairs Manager will be presenting.