MINNETONKA, Minn., May 20, 2019 — NatureWorks is the leading supplier of high-performance PLA to the 3D filament manufacturing industry. An advanced materials company offering a broad portfolio of renewably sourced polymers from coffee capsules to food serviceware and appliances to 3D printing, NatureWorks has been leading applications innovation for biomaterials since 1989. Their 3D series of Ingeo™ PLA biopolymer grades are made by taking plants to capture and sequester CO2 transforming it into long-chain sugar molecules. NatureWorks ferment those sugars to make lactic acid, the same chemical produced by muscles after some hard exercise. This lactic acid is the building block of the whole range of advanced, low-carbon materials called Ingeo.
Adaptiiv has validated a standard PLA 3D printing filament made using 100% NatureWorks Ingeo™ PLA biopolymer for use with the Airwolf 3D Axiom 20 printer.
Adaptiiv is shaping the future of patient-specific healthcare through innovation and collaboration with leading organizations throughout the world. As 3D printing becomes widely adopted and clinically accepted, its software solution allows clinics to 3D print patient-specific accessories for use in radiation therapy.
NatureWorks is an advanced materials company offering a broad portfolio of renewably sourced polymers and chemicals. With performance and economics that compete with oil-based materials, naturally advanced Ingeo™ polymers are valued for their unique functional properties and used in products from coffee capsules and appliances to tea bags and 3D printing filament.