11 August 2011

Renewable PET is big part of the initial bioplastics opportunity

Cost, viability to determine winners in biomaterials competition

There are plenty of contenders who say they have demonstrated the ability to make non-petroleum-based building blocks for terephthalic acid – which would unlock the door to making 100 percent PET bottles from renewable resources.

But the question that still remains is which of the nearly dozen companies that have emerged in that marketplace will be able to demonstrate the economic viability of their process and develop partnerships to bring their technology to the forefront.

… Full text: www.plasticsnews.com/headlines2.html?id=22826

Keywords: paraxylene, drop-in chemicals, ethylene glycol

Source: Plastics News, 2011-08-11.

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