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Toyobo and Avantium partner to produce biobased PEF films [Registered]

Toyobo, producer of high-performance products is partnering with biotech start-up Avantium to produce thin films made from polyethylene furanoate (PEF), a 100% biobased plastic based on Avantium’s proprietary YXY technology for the production of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA). These PEF films are about 10 micrometer in thickness (one hundredth of a millimeter) and can be applied for food packaging, in electronics applications such as displays or solar panels, industrial and medical packages.…

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