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Toyobo, Avantium on PEF partnership

I am still trying to catch up on blogging before I get very busy again next week for my September Biomaterials newsletter deadline at Tecnon OrbiChem. I am also almost finished with my glycerine presentation for the incoming ICIS Pan American Oleochemicals conference next month. By the way, if anybody is attending EPCA in Budapest … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Polyester Market Overview

So I have been slightly immersing myself in the petrochemicals market here at the American Fuels and Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFPM)’ International Petrochemicals Conference (IPC), and with the help of my Tecnon OrbiChem colleagues, I’ve been hearing the water bottle market has really been growing faster than GDP growth especially here in North America. This made … Continue reading »

BASF, Avantium plan FDCA JV

BASF and Avantium announced today their intention to establish a joint venture for the production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), as well as marketing of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), which is being touted as an alternative to PET but with better gas barrier properties and higher mechanical strength. For those who are not familiar with PET, … Continue reading »

Avantium’s 100% biobased T-shirts from recycled PEF bottles

The first time I covered Avantium’s PEF (polyethylene furanoate) resin, which is being offered as an alternative to PET (polyethylene terephthalate), one of the industry concerns about this new bio-based material is if it can fit into the existing PET bottle infrastructure including its recyclability. This recent news from Avantium is proving that PEF bottles … Continue reading »

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