Biopolymers & Biocomposites Workshop - August 14, 2012

Richard Bopp

Presentation Abstract

Commercialization of NatureWorks® Ingeo™ Polylactide: Past, Present and Future

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In the past the plastics industry has traditionally relied upon petrochemicals as its primary feedstock. However, with growing concerns over the supply and cost of oil and natural gas and an increasing recognition of the need to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, new alternative technologies that enable us to produce plastics from annually renewable resources are being rapidly brought to market.

In this presentation we discuss the commercialization of NatureWorks Ingeo polylactide biopolymer and its unique combination of environmental attributes, processability, and end-use performance that help position this sustainable biopolymer for a promising future in the 21st Century.