Program

Featuring dynamic keynote speakers, insightful breakout sessions, exhibits, and plenty of networking.

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Monday, September 10

AM

Loggia

Registration

AM

San Diego Championship Golf Course at Rancho Bernardo Inn

Optional golf outings

PM

Aragon Lawn

Welcome Lunch

PM

Aragon Ballroom

Plenary Session and Exhibits

The Innovation Takes Root plenary spans speakers which include global brands, thought leaders, leading academics, and non-governmental organizations. It’s a session designed to inspire attendees fueling passion for new materials, the desire for fresh thinking, and the drive to undertake world-changing endeavors.

PM

Aragon Lawn

Evening Reception

Tuesday, September 11

AM

Aragon Lawn

Registration & Breakfast

AM

Aragon Ballroom

Inventing the Future of Performance Nonwovens for Health & Personal Care

Nonwovens are a common substrate for heath, hygiene and personal care products. However, new inventions for Ingeo nonwovens are creating performance attributes unseen before in this space. Come hear how new hydrophilic technology creates diapers that reduce diaper rash, and creates slimmer, more effective absorbent hygiene products. This session will also dive into advancements on Ingeo multi-compatibilization with polypropylene and new coatings for nonwovens.

AM

Aragon Ballroom

Forging Ahead: 3D Printing for Industrial Applications

3D printing has moved out of the novelty space and is now a resource utilized by businesses of all sizes in industries from foundry, to farming, to biomedical devices. Come hear how these industries are evolving their processes taking advantage of the convenience of 3D printing, and also the tailored properties of Ingeo filament materials that meet these advanced application demands.

AM

Aragon Ballroom

Tools for Ingeo Users: Optimizing for Industry Success

It's been over 25 years since NatureWorks introduced Ingeo to the world, and during that time we've had to overcome a few challenges on our way to success. Working with a wide range of supply chain partners, industry experts, and NGO's across a broad spectrum of applications, we have gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge. This session will bring together experts in machinery design, additive development, and product certification to share first-hand what we've learned and provide their recommendations for optimizing your experience with Ingeo to enable success in across industries.

PM

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Open for activities and optional workshops

PM

Aragon Lawn & Ballroom

Evening Reception and Exhibits

Wednesday, September 12

AM

Aragon Lawn

Breakfast

AM

Aragon Ballroom

Food Serviceware: Product Developments to Zero Waste Models

In a mature market like food serviceware, each technical breakthrough creates significant opportunity to increase market share. Come learn about new breakthroughs in coatings for paper foodservice that improve performance, decrease system costs, and enable multiple end-of-life scenarios including composting & recycling/re-pulping. This session will also explore how compostable food serviceware measurably affects organics diversion rates and can decrease system costs in closed-loop environments looking to implement zero waste.

AM

Aragon Ballroom

Advancements in Single Serve Beverage Delivery

With the wide-spread adoption of single-serve beverage systems, brandowners are seeking solutions that address the sustainability challenges inherent to single-use capsules while not comprising on brewing performance or taste. Join this session to hear about the success of current Ingeo-based solutions that have validated compostability as an end-of-life solution for both the capsule and coffee grounds; and find out about new technologies that address capsule design across the increasing range of coffee brewing systems in the market, coffee shelf life, consumer taste and aroma sensory experience and more.

AM

Aragon Ballroom

Breaking it Down: Engineering for Degradability in Industrial Applications

Designing new specialty applications in markets from agriculture to the industrial sector often requires materials that perform both during and after use. Join this session to learn about techniques for designing applications that can take advantage of engineered degradation via hydrolysis.

PM

Aragon Lawn

Lunch

PM

Aragon Ballroom

Closing Plenary Session

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