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NatureWorks Ingeo feedstock to be 100% sustainable by 2020

19 February 2019 | Beth Wright

NatureWorks has launched a new initiative to ensure that by 2020 100% of the agricultural feedstock for its Ingeo biopolymers - which are currently derived from renewable sources such as corn and used in a range of products including apparel fibres - will be certified to the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification System (ISCC) PLUS standard of best practices in agricultural production.... read more


NatureWorks taps PolyOne exec Altice as CEO

27 April 2018 | Beth Wright

NatureWorks, which makes biopolymers derived from renewable sources such as corn and used in a range of products including apparel fibres, has named former PolyOne Corporation executive, Richard Altice, as president and CEO.... read more


NatureWorks to research methane as Ingeo feedstock

5 November 2014 | Leonie Barrie

NatureWorks has secured a $2.5m government grant to explore alternative feedstocks for its Ingeo biopolymers, which are currently derived from renewable sources such as corn and used in a range of products including apparel fibres.... read more


US: NatureWorks plans first Ingeo facility in SE Asia

25 September 2013 | Leonie Barrie

NatureWorks is planning the first world-scale production plant in South East Asia for its Ingeo biopolymer, which is used to make branded fibres from renewable sources such as corn.... read more


THAILAND: NatureWorks opens Asia Pacific HQ

23 January 2013 | Richard Woodard

Biopolymer supplier NatureWorks has chosen Bangkok as the location of the company’s first regional headquarters in Asia Pacific, expanding its local management team there.... read more


US: Ingeo biopolymer adds to eco-friendly credentials

14 September 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Research has found that the Ingeo biopolymer, which is used to make branded fibres from renewable sources such as corn, is essentially stable in landfills and releases no significant quantity of methane - adding to its eco-friendly credentials.... read more


ITALY: Ritex and RadiciGroup partner on sustainable lace

6 July 2012 | Petah Marian

Lingerie embroidery house Ritex and RadiciGroup have announced the launch of sustainable lace fabric using CornLeaf. ... read more


US: Ingeo biopolymer earns Cradle to Cradle certification

6 June 2012 | Katie Smith

NatureWorks' Ingeo branded biopolymer, which is made from renewable sources such as corn and is used in a range of end-uses including clothing and textile fibres, has gained silver sustainable certification from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.... read more


THAILAND: PTT Chemical invests $150m in Ingeo fibre firm

13 October 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Thailand's largest chemical producer, PTT Chemical Public Company Limited, is investing US$150m in NatureWorks, which makes Ingeo branded biopolymers from renewable sources such as corn, which are used in a range of end-uses including clothing and textile fibres.... read more


GERMANY: Trevira to manufacture Ingeo fibres

14 July 2010 | just-style.com

Polyester fibre and filament yarn maker Trevira has been licensed to manufacture Ingeo fibres in a move intended to speed supply to fabric producers, converters, and brand owners in the EU.... read more


US: NatureWorks doubles Ingeo production capacity

8 July 2009 | just-style.com

NatureWorks LLC, which makes Ingeo branded fibres from renewable sources such as corn, has doubled capacity at its manufacturing plant in Blair, Nebraska.... read more


US: Cargill buys back Teijin’s NatureWorks fibre stake

2 July 2009 | just-style.com

US-based Cargill is taking over full ownership of NatureWorks LLC, which makes fibres from renewable sources such as corn, from Japanese synthetic fibre and chemicals group Teijin Limited.... read more


US: Material World adds new focus on apparel supply

1 October 2008 | just-style.com

The Material World trade show is tapping into some of the fastest growing areas in the apparel supply chain at its event next April, with six new focus categories including MW Fabric & Trim, MW Source, MW Equip, MW Delivers, MW Performance and MW Green.... read more


Genetically modified textiles divide opinion

23 September 2008 | just-style.com

Scientists are increasingly looking at the extent to which altering the genetic components of a range of products used in textiles can influence the clothes they’re made into. But while Genetically modified (GM) textiles are on the market in the US, there are concerns about its use in Europe. By Mark Rowe and Monica Dobie.... read more


US: Teijin buys stake in NatureWorks corn-based fibre firm

4 October 2007 | just-style.com

US-based Cargill has sold a 50% stake in NatureWorks LLC, which makes fibres from renewable sources such as corn, to Japanese synthetic fibre and chemicals group Teijin Limited.... read more


CANADA: Textile firm commits to corn-based fabrics, garments

29 May 2007 | just-style.com

A textile manufacturer has committed itself to producing textiles and apparel from Ingeo fibre, which is based on 100% annually renewable resources made from corn rather than petroleum.... read more