NatureWorks LLC. BIO-BASED MATERIALS February 22-23, 2005 Peter C. Clydesdale email@example.com, OR firstname.lastname@example.org. 2. 2. NatureWorks LLC - a new vision, an expanding start up,.
February 22-23, 2005
Peter C. Clydesdale
Reduce Environmental Footprint
NatureWorks’ current raw material source
Traditional raw material source
56% less GHG than PET
PLA using fossil energy
CO2 Kg / ton
Lignocellulosic with Energy Integration
31% less fossil fuel use
32% fewer GHG emissions
1 Up to Cup Production; Current Blair production data;
HIPS&GPPS; European Industry data, APME
More GH gases
Difficult to biodegrade
Fewer GH gases
Easy to biodegrade
Many audiences have opinions & influence, and are starting to “force” the issue with influential brands ...
Fredonia Group, December 2004; NW internal
Frost & Sullivan, 2003
NatureWorks PLA -
PS Foam Trash/landfill Incineration
PET Bottles Recycling Trash/landfill Incineration
PET & PS
FOAM - oil
WHERE IT COMES FROM
WHERE IT GOES
better future. It uses an annually renewable resource,
instead of petroleum, to make one of the world’s most
common materials, plastic.
PLA represents a significant step
change that consumers seem to desire.
A product of fermentation and distillation,
PLA only requires a commercially
available source of plant sugar.
PLA does not contain any
Biopolymers like NatureWorks PLA can be points of inspiration and differentiation to help brand companies rethink material choices in order to build new (and better) brand attributes.
END-OF-LIFE- corn-to-compost; burns cleaner, may be recycled
BEAUTIFUL - can be transparent like glass, or opaque like ceramic
DETAIL-can be easily and deeply embossed
TEXTURE- easy to twist and fold; stiff
PATINA- unique abrasion resistance
Brands are starting to pay attention to emotional attributes as much as they do the physical ones
Your foodcomes from nature.
Now sodoes your container.
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