NatureWorks BV

P.O. Box 5528, 1410 EA Naarden
Naarden
Netherlands

Telephone +31 88 0333055
nw_europe@natureworksllc.com

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interpack 2017 hall map (Hall 9): stand G11

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interpack 2017 fairground map: Hall 9

Contact

Steve Sterling

Phone
+1 952-935-0078

Email
steve@sterlingpr.net

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 02  Packaging materials, packaging means, auxiliary packaging means and packaging production
  • 02.01  Packaging materials
  • 02.01.03  Packaging materials / Plastic (pellets, films)
  • 02.01.03.01  Packaging materials / Bio plastics
  • 02.01.03.01.01  Packaging materials / Polyactid Acid (PLA)

Our products

Product category: Packaging materials / Polyactid Acid (PLA)

2 Series for Extrusion & Thermoforming

The 2000 series is a thermoplastic resin designed for use in fresh food packaging and food serviceware applications. It is a transparent general purpose extrusion grade that can be used naturally or as part of a formulated blend. This is a high molecular weight biopolymer grade that processes easily on conventional extrusion equipment. Extruded roll stock is readily thermoformable.

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Product category: Packaging materials / Polyactid Acid (PLA)

3 Series for Injection Molding

The 3000 series is designed for injection molding applications that can include cutlery, electronics casings, cosmetic cases, and outdoor gardening items. This series offers a range of melt viscosities with outstanding clarity in the molded part.

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Product category: Packaging materials / Polyactid Acid (PLA)

4 Series for Films & Cards

The 4 series is designed for use in the production of oriented films, card stock and graphic arts. Ingeo films include usage temperatures ranging from heat sealable films at 175°F (80°C) to oriented films that are stable up to 300°F (150°C). These clear films have excellent optics and shrink, good machinability,  as well as excellent twist and deadfold. Ingeo films are known for their great barrier to flavor, grease and oil.

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May 5, 2017

NatureWorks and Partners Showcase Ingeo Bioplastic Breakthroughs in Film and Rigid Packaging at Interpack

In terms of barrier properties, strength, heat resistance, material source reduction, and a range of functional characteristics, NatureWorks and its customers are extending the application range of Ingeo, one of the world’s most applied bioplastics made from renewable resources. (NatureWorks Hall 9 | G11) 

DÜSSELDORF, May 3, 2017 — At Interpack, NatureWorks and other exhibitors showcase the latest functional innovations for Ingeo™, a naturally advanced plastic made from renewable resources. Performance enhancements in flexible and rigid packaging include greater barrier properties, higher heat resistance, improved strength, new and varied films, source reduction, and more. (NatureWorks Hall 9 | G11)

"The functional extensions of Ingeo, one of the world’s most applied bioplastics, are due to NatureWorks and channel partner investments in manufacturing and converting technology and applications, tailoring grades, and research and development initiatives," said Marc Verbruggen, President and CEO of NatureWorks. "Behind this creativity is the mutual desire to find new packaging solutions that perform better, move packaging into new areas, reduce reliance on fossil feedstocks, provide more varied recovery options for packaging, and lower the carbon footprint."

The following companies will feature their newest advancements with Ingeo packaging:
 
• Sidaplax | Plastics Suppliers (Hall 10 | B19-7) 
• Taghleef Industries (Hall 9 | A21)
• Constantia Flexibles International (Hall 7A | B03)
• See Box Corporation (Hall 11 | A07)
• Synerlink (Hall 6 | D62)

In addition, dozens of new examples of flexible and rigid packaging will be displayed at the NatureWorks stand.

Sidaplax’s (Plastic Suppliers) new and game-changing Ingeo-based EarthFirst® UL, an ultra-thin, bio-based sealant web used for flexible packaging application, lowers the cost of sealant films used in flexible packaging, while offering all the environmental advantages of Plastic Suppliers’ EarthFirst family of bio-based plastics. EarthFirst UL is ideal for food packaging applications using single-serve pillow pouches, coffee frac-packs, gusseted stand-up pouches, frozen foods and multi-wall bags. When compared to LLDPE, EarthFirst UL forms superior seals at lower seal initiation temperatures. Its naturally high dyne levels make it ideal as a laminate to PET, metPET, PP, Nylon, and paper substrates. EarthFirst UL has a great aroma barrier, grease-resistant attributes, and is available in 9, 12, and 15 micron gauges (.36mil, .48mil, and .6mil).

Like all NATIVIA® films, Taghleef Industries newest D808 20 μm provides excellent barrier to grease and fatty juices from the foodstuff, protecting the paper packaging against grease penetration. Compostable and heat sealable, the new NATIVIA D808 transparent bi-oriented Ingeo film offers improved heat stability to the NATIVIA property set (MST= 85°C).

Constantia Flexibles International demonstrate their latest work targeting the development of a renewably resourced pouch with functional barrier properties that provides the same food shelf life as petroleum based pouches. Suitable for four side seal machines, Constantia’s laminate combines paper and Metalvuoto’s Ingeo Propylester film to achieve high barrier structures with an easy tear opening feature. Target applications include dry soups, coffee, and nutritional supplements.

See Box Corporation’s new multi-million-dollar digital printing investments provide stunningly vibrant and attractive graphics on its Riiqi Cup brand of Ingeo cold cups. See Box can now customize graphics down to a lot size of one for greater consumer appeal and variety at sporting and music events, festivals and fairs, and public and private food courts. To take full advantage of its new digital printing technology, See Box is launching a new "V Cup" series of Ingeo cups designed to maximize the print area available on the cup (available in 10, 12, 16, 20, and 24 ounce sizes).

Designing to satisfy the latest retail trend towards showcasing appealing foods in crystal clear transparent packaging, NatureWorks illustrates the latest Ingeo based transparent packaging for form, fill, and seal (FFS) dairy and dessert packaging from Arcil Synerlink, a worldwide leader in integrated packaging lines. These FFS cups have high transparency, provide stiffness for break apart applications, and source less material than polystyrene.

Etimex features its new Ingeo-based, heat stable thermoformed trays made in collaboration with NatureWorks. These new trays are designed to serve more demanding, high end, convenience packaging, including ready meal applications, and to allow hot fill applications like soft cheese. Etimex creates high-quality packaging solutions for pet, baby, and convenience foods; pharmaceutical and technical products; and meets the demands in packaging solutions made from a variety of plastic sheet.

NatureWorks will also feature results of the investments it’s making to support the beverage capsule market with the functionality needed for performance compostable coffee capsules. The increasing popularity of single serve beverage systems raises the question of how best to prevent spent capsules ending up in landfills. For several years, NatureWorks, compounders, converters, and coffee companies have engaged in comprehensive research and development efforts using Ingeo to solve the many technical challenges presented in making capsules that meet temperature, pressure, and filtration requirements yet are still compostable. Many different brand capsules will be on display.

Based on the newest Ingeo performance grades, ISAP Packaging’s latest developments in thermoforming provide a unique, heat stable Ingeo cup for dairy/dessert packaging. Ideal for hot fill applications and those requiring sterilization, ISAP’s structure provides a 100 percent renewably sourced performance alternative to many aspects of polystyrene packaging.

Also displayed is the new Ingeo based technology platform, recently introduced by Natur-Tec, that produces formulations for heat resistant serviceware with rigidity approaching that of injection molded polystyrene and higher toughness than either polypropylene (PP) or polystyrene (PS) cutlery.

Be sure to stop by the stands of NatureWorks, Sidaplax, Taghleef, Constantia, See Box, and Synerlink at Interpack for additional information on Ingeo bioplastic breakthroughs. For more information on NatureWorks and naturally advanced Ingeo biopolymer, visit www.natureworksllc.com. Follow NatureWorks on Twitter (@natureworks) for the latest updates.

About NatureWorks

NatureWorks LLC is a company dedicated to meeting the world’s needs today without compromising the earth’s ability to meet the needs of tomorrow. Today, NatureWorks is 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, and 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. For general information on NatureWorks and Ingeo, visit www.natureworksllc.com | @natureworks 

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May 4, 2017

See Box Corporation Introduces at Interpack Its New Digital Printing Capability for Ingeo Food Serviceware

The latest in Swiss digital printing technology applied to cold cups by See Box not only provides an entire new level of vibrant graphics, but also eliminates a minimum order quantity and offers the ability for mass customization – lot size of one. (See Box Hall 11 | Stand A07)

DÜSSELDORF — See Box, one of the world’s leading environmentally committed food serviceware manufacturers, announces at Interpack, May 4-10, its new multi-million-dollar capability to digitally print stunningly vibrant and attractive graphics on its Riiqi Cup brand of Ingeo™ cold cups for sporting and music events, festivals and fairs, and public and private food courts. These cups are now in the process of being certified compostable. See Box invested in the latest Swiss digital printing technology to add a new dimension to food serviceware, an aspect that has the potential to increase the use of compostable cups globally and decrease plastic waste buried in landfills. (See Box Hall 11 | Stand A07) 

One of the largest producers of Ingeo-based cups, bowls, and lids, with 40 Illig thermoforming machines, 10 extruders, and 10 printing machines, See Box believes this is the first application of digital printing on Ingeo bioplastic cold cup food serviceware. The company did extensive research into available technology and found in their Swiss supplier a digital printing technologist that shared its commitment to quality and the environment. See Box and its partner worked together to achieve the vibrancy desired.

"Food serviceware manufactured from Ingeo bioplastic is growing in usage, which is a very good thing environmentally and socially," said George Pan, See Box Deputy General Manager. "Entering a new era of mass customization and truly vibrant graphics makes these food service items even more attractive. We anticipate the added features offered by this process will stimulate demand." Pan explained that the high clarity and gloss inherent to Ingeo thermoformed articles are an excellent match to show-off the vibrancy and precision of the digital print work. To take full advantage of its new digital printing technology, See Box is also launching a new "V Cup" series of Ingeo cups designed to maximize the print area available on the cup. The V-Cup will be available in 10, 12, 16, 20, and 24 ounce sizes.

With typical printing technology, each design requires a large minimum order and this limits the number of different graphic presentations. With digital printing, See Box customers can order the same number of cups except now with a host of assorted designs, for example, every member of a sporting team or various celebrities. The same ability to customize, even down to a lot size of one, extends to special events such as playoff games. See Box is now engaged in the process of having cups certified compostable.

With this new technology, See Box customers will no longer be responsible for printing plate set up fees or required to make large minimum orders. Overall, the digital process produces less waste ink, an additional environmental benefit. There are no design or color limitations with the new process.

"We are proud to see this level of innovation in the production of Ingeo-based food serviceware," said Steve Davies, Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs for NatureWorks, the manufacturer of naturally advanced Ingeo bioplastic. "See Box has been a committed Ingeo partner for many years, always investing to stay on the leading edge with its product offer "

The results of this See Box initiative will be on display at Interpack. Attendees are urged to come to the See Box Stand A07 in Hall 11 to "see" for themselves the power of digitally printed colorful graphics on crystal clear Ingeo cups to attract the eyes and interests of consumers.

About See Box

See Box Corporation, established in 1974, is one of the largest food container manufacturers in Asia. The company believes strongly in sustainability and has earned various certificates in terms of increasing operating efficiency, complying with environmental protection requirements, and reducing raw materials and resources consumption. Its certifications include Green Mark, USDA organic certification mark, ISO 5001 energy management, HACCP food safety and health management, 14064 gas exhaust inspection, and relevant system verifications. See Box is located in Taoyuan City 333, Taiwan. www.see-box.com

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May 3, 2017

NEW bio-based sealant web for packaging materials

Game-changing thin gauge PLA sealant film helps reduce cost and carbon footprint 

Columbus, OH –Plastic Suppliers, Inc. announced the introduction of EarthFirst® UL, an ultra-thin, bio-based sealant web used for flexible packaging applications. This game-changing material lowers the cost of sealant films used in flexible packaging, while offering all the environmental advantages of PSI’s EarthFirst family of bio-based plastics. EarthFirst UL is made from lactic acid found in several renewable organic feedstocks like tapioca roots, sugar beets, sugar cane, and corn.

Both brand owners and flexible packaging converters will benefit from improved efficiencies, lower energy usage, reductions in product-to-package ratios and lower cost per MSI versus traditional LDPE sealant films. Through commercial testing and trials, the company has been able to quantify significant improvements to the overall supply chain efficiency with EarthFirst UL in lower freight costs, reducing costly roll change-overs, requiring less storage and reducing the material volume entering the solid waste stream. At the same time, this can be accomplished with a more environmentally-friendly film.

"Our customers have been demanding innovation in packaging that does more with less", says President/CEO, George Thomas. "Our ability to provide an ultra-thin gauge, high-performance sealant film meets that need. The whole supply chain is more efficient, more cost-effective, and with a product that is sustainable and compostable. It is a win-win for the brand owners and flexible packaging converters. EarthFirst UL really is a game-changer."

EarthFirst UL is ideal for food packaging applications using single-serve pillow pouches, coffee frac-packs, gusseted stand-up pouches, frozen foods and multi-wall bags. When compared to LLDPE, EarthFirst UL forms superior seals at lower seal initiation temperatures. It’s naturally high dyne levels make it ideal as a laminate to PET, metPET, PP, Nylon and paper substrates. UL has a great aroma barrier, grease-resistant attributes and is available in 9, 12, and 15 micron gauges (.36mil, .48mil, and .6mil).

 

About PSI 
Founded in 1949, PSI produces PLA-based packaging films with manufacturing in Columbus, Ohio and converting and distribution sites in Los Angeles CA, Dallas TX, and in Ghent Belgium through its subsidiary Sidaplax VOF. In addition to EarthFirst® films, including UL and EarthFirst® shrink label films, the company manufactures a range of value-added polystyrene label films and windowing films under the Polyflex™ brand and distributes lidding films, PET, synthetic papers, and polypropylene substrates to a variety of markets including food, beverage, HBA, chemical, and office products.

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About us

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Back in 1989, we had a big, crazy idea. What if we could turn greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide into products? We got to work, looking to plants for inspiration. It took a lot of hard thinking and some real innovation, but today Ingeo polymers are valued for their unique properties and found in products from coffee capsules to electronics.

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Company data

Target groups
  • Food
  • Confectionery products
  • Bakery products
  • Cosmetics
  • Industrial goods
  • Beverages
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumer goods (non-food)