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 plastics and fibers. Naturally advanced Ingeo™ polymers are valued for their unique functional properties and used in products like single-serve beverage capsules.
The majority of materials and coffee capsules in use today face pressure from the market to address mounting waste concerns. Current multi-component structures and the small size of a typical capsule means that recycling is not straightforward. A fully compostable capsule provides an elegant and simple system for delivering the valuable used coffee grounds to industrial compost, while also eliminating conventional plastic waste.
Recent joint development work has created an industrially compostable capsule made from 100% Ingeo that delivers the barrier, shelf life, heat resistance, and puncture properties demanded by roasters, while providing an improved taste and aroma in the brewing experience for consumers.
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