Manuel Natal

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Manuel Natal 
Director of Product Development, NatureWorks

Talk WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

Breaking it Down: Engineering for Degradability in New Applications

From metal casting to oilfield services, horticulture, food packaging, and food serviceware, a growing number of markets demands a new generation of advanced materials that perform as needed, when needed, and then conveniently “disappear”, so to speak, at the end of their useful life. Whether through vaporization, hydrolysis plus dissolution, or industrial composting, Ingeo and Vercet systems are already preferred in several markets for how they function and how they bid farewell. Other markets have discovered the untapped value and have become inspired to develop & commercialize unique and viable solutions. We’ll explore such markets, degradation mechanisms, and other considerations during this presentation.

FIRESIDE CHAT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018

Emerging Markets for Ingeo

Focus on new markets, cutting-edge applications, and innovative business models with Manuel Natal, Director of Product Development, and Tim Vanyo, Applications Engineer, as they look into their crystal ball and read the future of our industry.


About Manuel Natal

Manuel has 19+ years of industrial experience, and an extensive 10-year experience at NatureWorks, including leading engineering projects in support of plant operations, capacity expansion, leading the lactide derivatives business unit, and leading new product & application development. Before joining NatureWorks, Manuel spent 9 years at Dow Chemical where he worked on epoxides, glycols, and polyurethanes businesses. Manuel is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

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