ITR 2014

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.

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

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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.
"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
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"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
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"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"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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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