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Toray Produces 100% Renewable PET Fiber

11:04 AM MST | December 5, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

100% renewable PET fiber. Source: Toray Industries. Toray Industries says it has produced laboratory-scale samples of 100% biobased polyethylene terepthalate (PET) fibers. The company, which says it is the first to reach this milestone, used para-xylene that partner Gevo (Englewood, CO) derived from isobutanol, and commercially-available monoethylene glycol (MEG). The news closely follows Toray’s June announcement that it had produced 100% renewable PET resin, also using p-xylene produced by Gevo. PET that is partially renewable is already being...

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