FDCA – Towards sustainable feedstock
From plant-based materials to FDCA and PEF
2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) can be used as a replacement for terephthalic acid (TA), a petroleum-based monomer primarily used to produce PET.
PEF is a polyester based on FDCA and monoethylene glycol (MEG). The polymerization process used to make PEF has already been successfully initiated at pilot plant scale. From this pilot plant, we have delivered PEF to our partners, where we are currently developing and evaluating applications.
The FDCA monomer offers exciting opportunities to create a wide range of polymers. These include polyesters, polyamides and polyurethanes as well as coating resins, plasticizers and other chemical products. Find out more about potential applications.