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Avantium and Danone Agree to Develop Bio-PEF Bottles

2:13 AM MDT | March 26, 2012 | Alex Scott

Avantium (Amsterdam), a catalyst technology firm, and Danone, have agreed to jointly develop bottles made from bio-polyethylene furanoate (PEF). The partnership will use Avantium’s YXY low-cost catalyst technology for converting carbohydrates into furanics Furanics are a group of building block chemicals that can be used in a broad range of applications. Danone, with brands including Evian and Volvic, is one of the world’s largest retailers of bottled water. Financial terms were not disclosed. The aim of the joint agreement between Avantium and Danone...

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