Novamont S.p.A., the Italian maker of bioplastics and compostable materials, has a new North American home with the opening of Novamont North America Inc. (Danbury, CT). Tony Gioffre, president of the newly formed Novamont North America said in a release that North American composting market has grown significantly over the past decade, and is now "ready to make a big step forward due to higher environmental sensitivity, and increased attention on the economics of waste diversion."
The U.S. site joins Novamont operations across Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Novamont is based in Novara, Italy with 80,000 tons/yr manufacturing capacity in Terni. It operates directly or through its distributors in Germany, France, Benelux, Scandinavia, Denmark, the U.K., China, Japan, and New Zealand. Prior to this announcement, Gioffre was listed as the North American contact for Novamont, with a P.O. box in Ridgefield, CT, about 10 miles south of the new office in Danbury....