Ingeo: A Corn-Based Fiber That’s Simply A-Maize-ing

by , 09/09/09   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

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INGEO \ˈin-ˌjē-ō\

n. 1 a: A manmade fiber by Natureworks (a subsidiary of Cargill Dow) derived from fermented cornstarches, rather than petroleum. Applications range from bio-plastics for packaging, electronics, casings, and films, as well as spun or filament fibers for apparel, home textiles, and nonwovens. b: May or may not contain genetically modified corn.

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