||INNOVATION TAKES ROOT 2012
A Forum for the Global Ingeo Community
February 20-22, 2012
Omni Orlando Resort, Orlando, FL
The third biennial Innovation Takes Root (ITR) Ingeo user’s forum was notable for showcasing how far the application of Ingeo has come since the last ITR in 2010. Across a spectrum of 50 speakers presenting in 9 distinct sessions, presentation after presentation described adoptions of Ingeo that were based on both performance and favorable carbon footprint, indicating that Ingeo biopolymer is maturing and filling a host of new niches. Attendees were genuinely thrilled to be there and discussing these advancements.
Missed the conference? Check out the ITR12 video!
Catch up on what happened and hear what speakers like Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm, Steve Peterson of General Mills and Lindsay Beck of ConAgra thought about ITR12.
We had lots of media attend ITR12 to cover the breadth of new technologies, applications and markets presented at the conference. Here are some of the highlights from that coverage.
Conference Report: Bioplastics Are Breaking Out of Their 'Green' Niche
"The excitement in the air of the recent Innovation Takes Root conference was a sense of arrival...They presented a growing volume and variety of applications from disposable packaging to durable goods as confirmation that bioplastics are not a mere fad, a “green” public relations stunt, or a feel-good eco-luxury, but legitimate tools of industry." - Matthew H. Naitove, Plastics Technology
Conference Report: Innovation Takes Root 2012
"For the duration of the two-day conference, a succession of validating and thought provoking presentations were interspersed with a triple stream of expert panel discussions prompting debate on technologies, process chemistry and marketing initiatives." - Dean Bellefleur, Food & Beverage Packaging
Review: Innovation Takes Root
"Session highlights from conference technical tracks...ConAgra Foods showcased various film applications. From tamper bands to shrink sleeves, the adoption of rPLA has allowed packagers to down gauge film because of Ingeo’s higher stiffness, achieve higher yield because of the lower density, and reduce energy costs due to cooler shrink tunnel temperatures and ease of storage. In addition to all these advantages, consumer acceptance has risen because of the higher visual appeal and ease of removal for the Ingeo bands." - Bioplastics Magazine
Check out all the ITR action in the conference photos we've posted to our Flickr account. Feel free to download & share the photos too.