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Renmatix and Virent partner to produce biobased packaging materials [Registered]

Renmatix and Virent recently announced a strategic collaboration to convert cellulosic sugars to renewable chemicals and biobased packaging materials. In the partnership, Renmatix’s PlantroseTM platform for producing cellulosic sugars will be exploited for Virent’s Bioforming® process for the large-scale production of biobased paraxylene. Paraxylene is a basic raw material used in the manufacture of purified terephthalic acid (PTA), an important chemical in the production of plastic bottles and fibers made from polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Integrating local feedstock processing with on-site commercial production will lower costs and increase the viability of using renewable chemicals in biobased packaging and plastics for industrial…

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