Avantium and BASF sign letter of intent to establish joint venture

Avantium and BASF sign letter of intent to establish joint venture

BASF and Avantium announced that they have signed a letter of intent and entered into exclusive negotiations to establish a joint venture (JV) for the production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), as well as marketing of polyethylenefuranoate (PEF), based on this new chemical building block.

FDCA is produced from renewable resources.

 

FDCA   09-04-2014

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Polyethylene Furanoate Production Cost

Polyethylene Furanoate Production Cost Reports – 2015/16

Capital Investment & Operating Cost of Polyethylene Furanoate Plants

Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) is a polyester compound analogue to polyethylene terephthalate (PET). PEF is able to substitute PET in its common usages such as in fibers, films, etc.

PEF  23-05-2016

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Octal produces 1m tonnes of packaging materials per year

Octal produces 1m tonnes of packaging materials per year
by Times News Service

To date, Octal’s customer portfolio includes some of the largest brands in the region and the world. — Supplied picture
OCTAL    29-08-2016

Muscat: Octal, the world’s leading clear rigid packaging material supplier, said that it produces one million tonnes of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin and few other packaging materials per annum.

Other packaging materials produced by Octal are DPET (new benchmark for packaging the world’s first green plastic sheet), Amorphous Polyethylene Terephalate (APET), Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (RPET) sheet and printed PET packages.

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KIST develops a recycling technology of carbon fiber

KIST develops a recycling technology of carbon fiber

KIST    29-08-2016

Korean scientists have developed a technology that could change the exterior of automobiles and planes into expensive carbon fiber materials.
Senior researcher Koh Moon-joo and his team at the Carbon Convergence Materials Research Center of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) successfully developed a technology that can reuse Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) as carbon fiber materials.

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Terephthalic acid From Methane

Synthesis of Terephthalic acid From Methane

Peng Zhang, Van Nguyen, and John W Frost
ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., Just Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b01268
Publication Date (Web): August 24, 2016
Copyright © 2016 American Chemical Society
Methane 25- 08-2016

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Iranians produce highly biodegradable nano plastics

Iranians produce highly biodegradable nano plastics

Technology
Bioplastic   27-08-2016
TEHRAN,  (MNA) – Iranian researchers from University of Mohaqqeq Ardabili used nanotechnology to produce plastics with high biodegradability which can be considered as appropriate replacements for the existing plastics in future.

There is an increasing demand for green and eco-friendly packaging. Numerous researches have so far been carried out to use natural materials in packaging industry, some of which applied nanotechnology in the production methods.

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