PEF properties (PNG)
PEF has enhanced barrier, mechanical and thermal properties compared to today’s widely used
petroleum-based polymers. The barrier properties of PEF, which are ~10x better for O2, ~15x better
for CO2 and ~2.5x better for water than PET, represent a revolutionary opportunity compared with traditional packaging solutions regarding performance, price, and sustainability when produced at scale. The improved barrier properties lead to a longer shelf life of packaged products. PEF also offers higher mechanical strength, which means that thinner PEF packaging can be produced and fewer resources are required.
In terms of thermal properties, PEF has superior ability to withstand heat and can be processed at lower temperatures. PEF has enhanced mechanical stiffness and allows for increasing shaping possibilities.