Workshops

Designed to provide an in-depth exploration of technical performance opportunities and industry critical topics.

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Optional workshops hosted over two days will give attendees the opportunity to dig deeper with technical and industry leaders on what is possible when Ingeo is considered not in isolation, but holistically as a part of an integrated system - the material, the process conditions, and the final product.

Monday, September 10

AM

Aragon Ballroom

Tailoring Ingeo's Physical Properties for Applications Development

 
Joe Schroeder

Overview of polymer properties including polyolefins, polyesters, polyamides, and how they lead to developing performance attributes in downstream applications

Joe Schroeder

Lead Chemist, NatureWorks

 
Aman Kulshrestha

Leveraging Ingeo's molecular composition and inherent hydrophilicity for superior performance in hygiene and personal care applications

Aman Kulshrestha

Principal Scientist, NatureWorks

 
Osei Owusu

Advantaged thermal performance in appliances from Ingeo’s barrier properties

Osei Owusu

Sr. Material Scientist, NatureWorks

 
Joshua Weed

Balancing Melt Strength and Viscosity: Tailoring Ingeo's Rheology to Increase Processing Efficiency

Joshua Weed

Sr. Scientist, NatureWorks

AM

Aragon Ballroom

Understanding Ingeo in a Low-Carbon and Circular Economy Context

 

This workshop provides an in-depth briefing on the role of Ingeo biomaterials in a low-carbon, circular economy from responsible sourcing to enabling appropriate recovery options like composting and recycling.

 

Experts in these areas from NatureWorks will cover topics such as: latest work in feedstock sustainability and certification, an update on relevant regional/global regulations, strategies and pilots to increase the recovery of Ingeo, and the latest Ingeo LCA and eco-profile data.

 
Mariagiovanna Vetere
Mariagiovanna Vetere

Global Public Affairs Manager, NatureWorks

 
Becky Brooks
Becky Brooks

Regulatory Affairs Manager, NatureWorks

 
Erwin Vink
Erwin Vink

Sustainability Manager, NatureWorks

 
Tim Goodman
Tim Goodman

Cradle to Cradle Manager, NatureWorks

 
Laurie Hansen
Laurie Hansen Sheets

President, Strategic Partners Group

Tuesday, September 11

PM

Aragon Ballroom

Practical Design and Computational Screw and Die Modeling with Ingeo

 
Timothy Womer
Tim Womer

President, TWWomer & Associates, LLC

 
John Perdikoulias
John Perdikoulias

Vice President, COMPUPLAST

PM

Aragon Ballroom

Marketing Claims & Regulatory Compliance Overview for 3D Printing

 

With a manufacturing process that can make anything, complying with global regulatory laws and marketing guidelines can be challenging. Join this workshop for a focused review of regulatory and marketing claims do’s/don’ts with topics covering:

  • Regulatory | food compliance, REACH, EH&S, medical compliance
  • Marketing | EOL, bio-based, carbon footprint, and performance claims
 
Becky Brooks
Becky Brooks

Regulatory Affairs Manager, NatureWorks

 
Leah Ford
Leah Ford

Global Marketing & Communications Manager, NatureWorks

Don’t just take our word for it

You can create value by doing something that's good for the world, and I'm not talking about making money and then giving it away. I'm talking about the way you make money is by doing something that the world needs, and so that's what's so -- one of the things that's so inspiring about being here is that that is underlying all the businesses here.
Kaihan Krippendorf
Founder, Outthinker
I'm inspired from the standpoint that I'm coming back from the conference with an understanding of more of the material science. And that's really, really, really important because that means that it's going to impact work that I've got going on in the laboratory right now.
Jesse Hipps
Michelman
Anyone that's out there, whether you're a product or service provider or just somebody that wants to understand what's happening in the bioplastics industry, I recommend strongly that you think about coming to Innovation Takes Root. This is a conference where you're going to learn a lot, you're going to actually be able to have the opportunity to collaborate with others and develop partnerships that will last a lifetime.
Justin Zeulner
Green Sports Alliance