Cleartuf® Max PET resin from M&G Polymers USA LLC (Apple Grove, WV) was designed for use in carbonated soft-drink packaging applications. Resin is environmentally friendly and has faster reheatability.
NatureWorks™ PLA from Cargill Dow (Minnetonka, MN) is a family of polymers that is derived entirely from renewable resources and is said to biodegrade in municipal and industrial composting facilities.
On April 11, EarthShell Corp. (Santa Barbara, CA) and DuPont (Wilmington, DE) announced that they have formed a strategic alliance to accelerate commercialization of environmentally friendly packaging.
On April 2, Minneapolis-based Cargill Dow LLC announced the grand opening of what it says is the worlds first global manufacturing facility capable of making commercial-grade plastic from renewable resources such as ordinary corn.