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Avantium and Alpla ink biobased PEF development deal

8:23 AM MDT | June 4, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Renewable chemicals firm Avantium (Amsterdam) and leading plastics converter Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner have announced a joint development agreement for the development of biobased polyethylene furanoate (PEF) bottles. “With Alpla’s extensive and proven know-how in [polyethylene terephthalate] conversion, bottle design, and bottle manufacturing, Alpla will be a major contributor to accelerate the commercial rollout and industrialization of PEF," says Tom van Aken, CEO Avantium. "Jointly, we can make PEF available for packaging in innovative...

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