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Designing High Performance Compostable Coffee Capsules with Ingeo for the European Market

About this event

A coffee capsule is a complex package designed to do one thing well: create the perfect cup of coffee. A good capsule is designed to balance pressure and extraction, barrier and flavor while withstanding high temperatures and punctures, but a great capsule delivers equal performance and is compostable, so it’s easier for consumers to keep those used coffee grounds out of a landfill.

Using our proprietary brewing performance measurement system and material modeling, we have been able to quantify what it takes to create a high performing compostable capsule. We can apply this information to our understanding of Ingeo as a biobased, compostable material to help manufacturers create better capsule components including rigid capsules, nonwoven filters, and multi-layer lidding that add up to a better cup of coffee for consumers.

Key topics to be discussed:

What's next

  • Growing market
  • How compostability is an enabler of food waste diversion
  • Intro to Ingeo (matching products with capabilities)

Capability to tailor products for consumer experience

  • Organoleptic: barrier / shelf-life concepts and studies
  • Proprietary Data Acquisition System (DAQ) for measuring & understanding brewing performance

Question & answer session to follow.

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Hosted by

  • Team member
    Leah Ford Global Marketing & Communications Manager @ NatureWorks

    Leah Ford is the Global Marketing & Communications Manager for NatureWorks, leading a team that directs NatureWorks’ branding efforts, partnerships, digital marketing, & public relations.

  • Team member
    Flavio Di Marcotullio Global Industry Manager @ NatureWorks

    As a Global Industry Manager for NatureWorks, Flavio is responsible for the strategy of key markets such as Single-Serve Beverages and Compostable Films. Prior to joining NatureWorks in 2013, Flavio worked at Cargill in various business development and marketing roles.

  • Team member
    Viviana Conti Application Development Engineer @ Natureworks

    Vivi is responsible for technical and new innovative developments across key business polymer segments in the Flexible and Rigid packaging including coffee capsule developments. She’s earned her knowledge through 18 years of work in the Polymer industry for food, pharma and cosmetics applications.


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NatureWorks is a biotechnology company using plants to turn greenhouse gasses like CO2, into the biopolymer we call Ingeo.