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22nd April 2013, Miami Beach

New Ingeo grades at IDEA


The latest developments in nonwoven applications for Ingeo biopolymer, a low-carbon-footprint polymer made from renewable plant material, will be on display at IDEA13 in Miami, Florida this week. NatureWorks says it will show new grades of Ingeo along with a range of final products which will demonstrate the commercial reality of the biopolymer.

“Over the last few years, significant advances have been made with both spunbond and meltblown fabrics. These advances, combined with the broad range of commercially available Ingeo staple fiber products provide real options to satisfy growing consumer desires for more products with green credentials and positive environmental impact, without sacrificing performance,” the Minnetonka based company said in a statement today.

Visitors to the NatureWorks booth at IDEA13 will be able to see products and talk with technical experts to learn about the new performance grades of Ingeo.

Ingeo Fibers Workshop

A workshop entitled - ‘The Processing & Properties of Ingeo Fibers’, by Jed Randall, a NatureWorks Research Scientist will take place on Tuesday, April 23rd – 1:00pm to 5:00pm and Wednesday, April 24th – 8:00am to 12:00pm at Conference Room B218.

Topics that will be covered include:

NatureWorks new grade offering -

  • Molecular weights and relative viscosities
  • Crystallization properties

Processing Details -

  • Spun/drawn/heat set fiber
  • Spun bond fiber
  • Melt blown fiber
  • Bicomponent design

Property Improvements -

  • Reduced shrinkage
  • Broader processing windows
  • Higher heat resistance
  • Thermal analysis of Ingeo fibres

Ingeo solutions on display at IDEA13 will also be found at the following exhibits:

Ingeo Spun-Melt / Fiber Producers

NatureWorks’ customers will be showing a full range of basis weight fabrics now available for use in a broad range of applications including hygiene, filtration, agricultural and many other applications.

Ingeo Spunbond Producers

  • Ahlstrom                                                                                                                      
  • Fitesa                                                                              
  • U.S. Pacific Nonwovens Industry Ltd.                                     
  • Wenzhou Changlong Textile Technology Co., Ltd.              

Ingeo Meltblown

  • Ahlstrom
  • Biax-Fiberfilm Corporation
  • Sandler AG                                                                                    
  • U.S. Pacific Nonwovens Industry Ltd.                              

Ingeo Fiber Producers

  • Far Eastern New Century Corporation                                    




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