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Marc Verbruggen predicts a rapid growth for
NatureWorks in sales and regions.
Last year, though, the company marked 1 billion pounds of Ingeo sold. It is near capacity at its original production plant in Blair, Neb., and in the final stages of planning the location of its second plant, likely to be in Thailand.
It has new feedstock sources lined up, more in development and is targeting more resins that it can replace.
“Now if you’re in the chemical industry, you probably say: ‘A billion pounds. So what?’” said Marc Verbruggen, president and CEO of NatureWorks during the Innovation Takes Root 2014 conference in Orlando Feb. 17-19.