NatureWorks represents one of the largest efforts ever in green chemistry and biorefinery. Our manufacturing facility, located in Blair, Nebraska, USA, has a name plate capacity of 300 million pounds (140,000 metric tons) of Ingeo biopolymer. Our plant came online in 2002. In 2003, we built the world’s largest lactic acid manufacturing facility to feed our polymer plant. Then in 2009 we opened a state-of-the-art applications lab. Recently we announced Thailand as a preferred location for a 2nd manufacturing plant.
Company Growth (employees)
Minnetonka, US
Size (employees)
173 (est)
NatureWorks was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Minnetonka, US

NatureWorks Office Locations

NatureWorks has offices in Minnetonka, Blair, Chiyoda, Tilburg and in 1 other location
Minnetonka, US (HQ)
15305 Minnetonka Boulevard
Blair, US
Industrial Rd
Chiyoda, JP
Mitsubishi Building 11F 2-5-2 Marunouchi
Tilburg, NL
PO Box 5528 1410 EA Naarden
Bangkok, TH
123 Suntowers Building B, 28th Floor, Room 2802, Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Chomphon, Chatuchak
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NatureWorks Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$150 m

Latest funding size

$150 m

Time since last funding

over 6 years


NatureWorks's latest funding round in October 2011 was reported to be $150 m. In total, NatureWorks has raised $150 m

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