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NatureWorks appoints D&L subsidiaries as resin distribution and compounding partners

Biopolymers supplier NatureWorks has appointed First in Colours (FIC) and D&L Polymers and Colours (DLPC) as its resin distribution and compounding partners, respectively, in the Philippine market.

FIC will bring Ingeo to its broad customer base of thermoformers, film extruders and injection molders, and DLPC will perform modifications and compounding of products to achieve specific properties.

Both FIC and DLPC, which are the wholly-owned subsidiaries of D&L Industries, will provide customized dry colorants, color masterbatches, additives and engineered polymers to the local plastics industry for various applications.

NatureWorks industry segment leader Daisuke Takabatake said, "There is a need for low carbon footprint plastics that offer a variety of performance features and also end of life options including industrial composting."

FIC will distribute the suite of Ingeo resins that have been developed for the plastics markets.

Rigid and film-based Ingeo packaging delivers performance advantages. For instance, clamshell packaging made with Ingeo requires 20 to 30% less material compared to a package made from PET.