March 22, 2012

Avantium, Danone partner in PEF bottles

Here's another news that will probably create a buzz at the BIOPLASTEK 2012 meeting next week in Washington D.C. and within the bioplastic community attending the humongous international plastic tradeshow NPE coming in April in Orlando, Florida.

Avantium announced today that it has partnered with Danone's research organization to jointly develop recyclable PEF (polyethylene furanoate) bottles for Danone's global bottled water business. The carbohydrate-based polymer PEF is being touted by the company as an alternative to PET (polyethylene terephthalate).

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