Volume 95 Issue 25 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 19, 2017

PEF resin gets EU backing

Department: Business
Keywords: biobased chemicals, polyethylene furanoate, packaging

A public-private effort to advance biobased industries in Europe will work to establish a manufacturing supply chain for polyethylene furanoate (PEF), a polymer that can be made completely from plants. The European Union’s Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking has awarded the effort a $28 million grant. Like polyethylene terephthalate, PEF is a recyclable polyester that can be used to make beverage bottles and films. The consortium includes U.K. chemical firm Croda, Danish toy maker Lego, and Synvina, a PEF raw materials joint venture between BASF and Avantium.

 
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