PEF is seen as the plastic of the future: 100% renewable raw materials – 100% recyclable – 100% material benefits. © BASF

PEF is seen as the plastic of the future: 100% renewable raw materials – 100% recyclable – 100% material benefits. © BASF

PEF – 100% natural, 100% recycled, 100 % material benefits

Industry and brand manufacturers see great opportunities for new bioplastics

PET made from vegetable raw materials

© Avantium

Using YXY technology®, Avantium produces PEF that is based 100% on plant sugar. The first product presented by the Dutch company to a specialist audience was a crystal-clear bottle. © Avantium

Plastic made from chicory

Thanks to its high barrier properties, PEF is particularly suitable for food and beverages. © Avantium

Thanks to its high barrier properties, PEF is particularly suitable for food and beverages. © Avantium

Industry and brand manufacturers can see opportunities for PEF

© Romario Ein / fotolia.com

Before PEF bioplastic bottles were mainly made from PLA (polylactic acid), extracted from maize. These bottles were often not biodegradable or recyclable via commonly available waste disposal systems. © Romario Ein / fotolia.com

© INRA, Jean Weber / flickr.com

Researchers from the University of Hoheim have succeeded in producing PDF plastic from chicory roots, a product of the chicory plant that is inedible and has so far been used mainly for the production of biogas. © INRA, Jean Weber, flickr.com

PEF made from bio-waste

© Avantium

Researchers at Stanford University are working on the extraction of PEF from bio-waste and grass. Their process requires the use of carbon dioxide, which can be gained, for instance, from waste gas produced by power stations or in industry. © Avantium

TIGHTLY PACKED

interpack Newsletter