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A Forum for the Global Ingeo Community
February 17-19, 2014
Omni Orlando Resort, Orlando, FL

Missed the conference? Check out the ITR14 video!

Catch up on what happened and hear what speakers like Scott Jenkins of the Green Sports Alliance, Allan Rasmussen of Lego, and Gayle Schueller of 3M thought about ITR2014.

Media Coverage

Nine journalists representing 12 media outlets located in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia attended NatureWorks’ Innovation Takes Root 2014. Their articles, posts, and videos filled the industry outlets and spawned coverage from other journalists. Here is a sampling of the coverage of this Ingeo global users’ forum.

Plastics Technology

Bioplastics Conference Learns of New Additive to Enhance PLA Performance

"For one thing, there’s the sense of excitement among the participants in helping create something new—an entire plastics supply chain based on renewable, biobased feedstocks. And for me, at least, this event is reminiscent of a time decades ago when the big polymer producers would gather together other segments of the industry—machine builders, additive suppliers, and processors—to help each other learn how to tap the potential of an upstart family of materials that was challenging the established order." - Matthew H. Naitove, Plastics Technology

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Nobody saw it coming, let alone in 3D...

"One market, however, has come entirely out of the blue and is now taking on epic proportions for Applied Polymer Innovations – the sudden adoption of PLA as the polymer and monofilament of choice for 3D printing." - Adrian Wilson, Innovation in Textiles

Sustainable Nonwovens

K-C's nanocellular PLA advances

"Kimberly-Clark has developed novel engineered composite blends and nanocellular structures with PLA, which it is looking to commercialize, it was revealed at the NatureWorks Innovation Takes Root conference in Orlando, Florida, last month." - Sustainable Nonwovens


Photo Album

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What happened at ITR 2014?

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