Plant-based PEF bottles (PNG)
Avantium has developed a technology to convert plant-based sugars into FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid), the building block of PEF (polyethylene furanoate): a plant-based, fully recyclable polymer with superior performance. FDCA is polymerised with plant-based mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) to make a 100% plant-based PEF polymer. In December 2021, Avantium has taken a positive investment decision concerning the construction of the world’s first FDCA Flagship Plant in Delfzijl (The Netherlands), with construction planned to be completed by the end of 2023 and the aim to be operational in 2024. This will be the world’s first commercial FDCA facility and will have a targeted production capacity of 5,000 tonnes per annum. FDCA is the key building block for the 100% plant-based, recyclable polymer PEF.