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Bio-based PET feedstock

Bio-based PET feedstock
Virent paraxylene


Virent paraxyleneThe company announces it has successfully made paraxylene (PX), a component of PET, from plant sugars. The PX molecule, when combined with existing bio-based PET technology, allows manufacturers to offer customers 100-percent renewable, plant-based PET packaging. The paraxylene, called BioFormPX, can be used in bottling, packaging and in a variety of fibers and materials. The chemical is made through a patented catalytic process, which converts plant-based sugars into PX molecules identical to those made from petroleum. All of the company's chemicals are "drop in" replacements that enable full use of existing processing and logistics infrastructure without blending limitations.


Virent Energy Systems Inc., 608-663-0228.


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