Cromex to distribute NatureWorks' Ingeo biopolymer resins in Brazil

20 May 2013 18:20  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--NatureWorks has named Cromex as its Brazilian distributor for its Ingeo fibres and plastics made from renewable materials, the US-based biopolymer supplier said on Monday.

Cromex will distribute Ingeo resins developed for the plastics market, as well as provide technical support to customers transitioning from petroleum-based plastics.

“Cromex S.A., a leader in colour masterbatches, plastic additives and thermoplastic resin distribution, brings experienced plastics industry sales and technical personnel, as well as a broad customer base to the NatureWorks and Ingeo market expansion,” said Salvador Ortega, the Latin America market development manager for NatureWorks.

The manufacture of Ingeo requires less energy and emits less greenhouse gas, NatureWorks said. Ingeo flatware, cups and utensils are typically biodegradable, and Ingeo rigid and film packaging has performance advantages, such as requiring less materials compared to packaging made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

NatureWorks is jointly owned by Thailand chemical producer PTT and US-based international agribusiness Cargill.

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