The spate of recent product announcements, where NatureWorks LLC’s Ingeo PLA resin is combined with an existing resin, reflects a strategy that NatureWorks plans to use more and more. The strategy suggests that the polylactic acid bio-based resin is no longer just a niche product.
“We are clearly broadening our product strategy beyond [pure] PLA resins,” said Marc Verbruggen, president and CEO of the Minnetonka, Minn.-based company. “When you combine PLA with other resins, you can broaden the properties of the resin and broaden your product portfolio. It is the best way to get into broader categories.”
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