Ingeo Users’ Forum Innovation Takes Root – The Second Decade Will be Held March 30 – April 1, 2016
Innovation Takes Root – The Second Decade contrasts where NatureWorks was a decade ago with what the next decade holds in store
MINNETONKA, Minn., August 6, 2015 — NatureWorks announced today the fifth biennial Innovation Takes Root Ingeo™ biopolymer users’ forum will be held March 30 to April 1, 2016, at the Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, Fla.
Innovation Takes Root – The Second Decade emphasizes the Ingeo journey since world scale production was achieved in 2005 and provides a unique perspective on what is in store for 2016 and beyond through the eyes of the Ingeo “user group” – Ingeo channel partners and the market. The forum will illustrate the latest developments in the market based on new product introductions and developments in applications, processing, and converting, amidst a broader context on what is happening around the world from a policy, legislative, and societal perspective.
A key feature of the forum will be presentations on complementary technology in fibers, packaging, and durable products that have led to the development of innovative, high performance products and systems that do not compromise the environmental benefits of Ingeo. Parallel tracks highlighting the use of Ingeo in graphics and printing systems, personal care, sustainable packaging, and compostable food serviceware are planned for the main program session. The daily program in 2016 will feature breakout sessions, networking events, and an exhibition of products and services from supply chain partners.
The 2014 forum featured speakers from such organizations as Danone, IBM, Kimberly-Clark, Kodak, PepsiCo, Stratasys, Unilever, and the Green Sports Alliance. In all there were more than 50 speakers and panelists. That year’s forum drew more than 300 attendees from 25 countries, and more than 200 companies were represented.
Discounted early bird registration will begin this fall with online registration available. The Innovation Takes Root website is updated on a continuing basis. NatureWorks welcomes interested parties to submit speaking topics for consideration to the Program Committee. Please submit these ideas to Jim Nangeroni, Program Co-Chair ITR 2016. Past programs, news stories on Innovation Takes Root and video from past conferences are also available on the site.
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.
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