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.
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Keywords: paraxylene, drop-in chemicals, ethylene glycol
Source: Plastics News, 2011-08-11.