What People Are Saying About ITR

Plastics Technology
Bioplastics Conference Learns of New Additive to Enhance PLA Performance
“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

Nancy Hirshberg"If you want to learn about biopolymers and Ingeo, this is the place, this is where the experts are... it's every part of the supply chain, there are people who are really thinking deeply about these issues."

- Nancy Hirshberg
Hirshberg Strategic
Innovation Takes Root 2014: NatureWorks Conference – Day One
"Brand owner and converter speakers at Innovation Takes Root 2014 turn the focus on PLA’s technical functionality. It is almost as though PLA is now being treated as (gasp!) a ‘normal commodity’ plastic."

- PackWebasia
Eric Paskowski"[The] most exciting thing about being here is the interaction... to meet people from all different stages of the process, from the raw materials to the processing, to the conversion, there's very diverse audience we can learn from"
- Eric Paskowski
Lyle Peters “My participation has been a huge win for me. My understanding of bioplastics and composting has grown. My credibility has been bolstered beyond just my past experience working for an arena."

- Lyle Peters
GreenDrop Recycling
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“This conference was actually one of the most energetic conferences, that I have ever attended in my 30 year plastics career.  It seemed that everyone there understood, what the capabilities of this “new resin” could do for the plastics industry.  It can help to further the potential for new jobs, replace non sustainable resins into durable goods, as well as help the environment in specific areas.”

- John Piscitello
Sukano Polymers
Scott Jenkins“It's a great mix of people whether it's the scientific community, the supply chain, manufacturers, or end users... It's a great way to get people together to collaborate and think about solutions"

- Scott Jenkins
Atlanta Falcons, NFL
    Verbruggen Keynote
Sustainable Nonwovens
Price, Performance and Preference
"This suggests an imminent escalation in the adoption of Ingeo PLA fibre by the industry... A significant number of major suppliers to the global nonwovens industry have been present at this week’s Innovation Takes Root conference held by NatureWorks in Orlando, Florida."
- Sustainable Nonwovens
Rober Averell headshot

“A feeling of newness - innovation, you can really sense it.”

- Robert Averell