Issue Date: July 18, 2011
Solvay And Avantium Join For Polymers
Solvay and high-throughput-screening firm Avantium have entered a multiyear collaboration to develop nylon engineering polymers based on Avantium’s YXY platform for furanic chemicals derived from sugar. Avantium has found a route to furan dicarboxylic acid, which it reacts with ethylene glycol to make polyethylene furanoate, a polyester that boasts six times the oxygen barrier properties of PET. Solvay and Avantium aim to create new polyamides that can compete on both price and performance.
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