NatureWorks makes the raw materials for Ingeo, fermenting sugar extracted
from corn and turning it into plastic-like pellets that are made into the
fabric sold to apparel makers like Linda Loudermilk.
Other uses for NatureWorks' pellets include the produce packaging found in
Wal-Mart stores. But the small subsidiary of food and agricultural
products company Cargill Inc. sees a big future cracking into the $181
billion (euro144.3 billion) apparel industry with its pellets.
NatureWorks declined to discuss Ingeo sales figures.
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