NatureWorks

NatureWorks is an advanced materials company offering a broad portfolio of renewably-sourced polymers and chemicals to the packaging, polymers, fibers, and chemicals markets. With performance and economics that compete with oil-based plastics and fibers, naturally advanced Ingeo™ polymers are valued for their unique functional properties and used in products from coffee capsules and electronics to diapers and wipes. Creating performance through chemistry, Vercet™ lactide-based solutions help innovators realize significant, measurable performance and cost advantages in products such as C.A.S.E., toners, and surfactants. NatureWorks is jointly owned by Thailand’s largest and ASEAN’s leading integrated petrochemical and refining company, PTT Global Chemical, and Cargill.

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NATUREWORKS LICENSES PLAXICA'S OPTIPURE D-LACTIC ACID PROCESS TECHNOLOGY TO EXPAND ITS INGEO PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

chemicalonline.com | June 07, 2017

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NatureWorks announced today that it has signed a contract to license Plaxica’s Optipure® chemical processing technology for the production of D-lactic acid. The license provides NatureWorks with a low-cost route to produce D-lactic acid, a building block for a further range of performance Ingeo™ PLA grades. This investment is part of NatureWorks’ long term strategy for leading the market with cost effective, functional biopolymers....

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EPA REPATRIATES FOUR CONTAINERS OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL TO GREECE, FINES LEC FOR POLLUTION

Liberian Observer | January 13, 2020

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has with immediate effect ordered the repatriation of four 40-feet containers of hazardous chemicals to Greece, from where they were brought, before entering Liberia. According to EPA Executive Director Nathaniel Blama, the chemical on the containers were fast tracked by the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) while conducting its regular inspection of cargos that are brought into the country. The EPA Director said the chemical when disposed of in any ...

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NANOPARTICLES POWERED BY LIGHT AIM TO REDUCE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY'S CARBON FOOTPRINT

Firstpost | January 13, 2020

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The carbon footprint in the chemical industry is likely to reduce as engineers from Rice University have invented a light-powered nanoparticle to help the cause. They are tiny spheres of copper dotted with single atoms of ruthenium, is the prime ingredient in composing a green process for developing synthesis gas, commonly known as syngas, the valuable chemical feedstock generally used to make fertilizer, fuels, and many other products. Researchers from Rice, UCLA and the University of Californi...

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SHELL CHEMICALS TO PRODUCE POLYCARBONATE

Hydrocarbon Engineering | January 13, 2020

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Shell has recently announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co. Ltd to explore its first commercial-scale polycarbonate (PC) production unit, which would be located at the CNOOC and Shell Petrochemical Co. (CSPC) joint-venture chemicals complex in Huizhou, China. As an interim step, Shell has started constructing a PC development unit at its Jurong Island chemicals plant in Singapore. An expanded and differentiated product range is a key part of S...

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NATUREWORKS LICENSES PLAXICA'S OPTIPURE D-LACTIC ACID PROCESS TECHNOLOGY TO EXPAND ITS INGEO PRODUCT PORTFOLIO

chemicalonline.com | June 07, 2017

NatureWorks announced today that it has signed a contract to license Plaxica’s Optipure® chemical processing technology for the production of D-lactic acid. The license provides NatureWorks with a low-cost route to produce D-lactic acid, a building block for a further range of performance Ingeo™ PLA grades. This investment is part of NatureWorks’ long term strategy for leading the market with cost effective, functional biopolymers....

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EPA REPATRIATES FOUR CONTAINERS OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL TO GREECE, FINES LEC FOR POLLUTION

Liberian Observer | January 13, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has with immediate effect ordered the repatriation of four 40-feet containers of hazardous chemicals to Greece, from where they were brought, before entering Liberia. According to EPA Executive Director Nathaniel Blama, the chemical on the containers were fast tracked by the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) while conducting its regular inspection of cargos that are brought into the country. The EPA Director said the chemical when disposed of in any ...

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NANOPARTICLES POWERED BY LIGHT AIM TO REDUCE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY'S CARBON FOOTPRINT

Firstpost | January 13, 2020

The carbon footprint in the chemical industry is likely to reduce as engineers from Rice University have invented a light-powered nanoparticle to help the cause. They are tiny spheres of copper dotted with single atoms of ruthenium, is the prime ingredient in composing a green process for developing synthesis gas, commonly known as syngas, the valuable chemical feedstock generally used to make fertilizer, fuels, and many other products. Researchers from Rice, UCLA and the University of Californi...

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SHELL CHEMICALS TO PRODUCE POLYCARBONATE

Hydrocarbon Engineering | January 13, 2020

Shell has recently announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co. Ltd to explore its first commercial-scale polycarbonate (PC) production unit, which would be located at the CNOOC and Shell Petrochemical Co. (CSPC) joint-venture chemicals complex in Huizhou, China. As an interim step, Shell has started constructing a PC development unit at its Jurong Island chemicals plant in Singapore. An expanded and differentiated product range is a key part of S...

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