Synvina’s main polymer, PEF (polyethylenefuranoate), is a 100% bio-based and recyclable polymer that can be applied in the form of bottles and films to a broad range of applications, including the packaging of soft drinks, water, alcoholic beverages, fruit juices, food and non-food products.
PEF’s barrier and thermal properties are superior to conventional PET. It shows improved barrier properties for gases like carbon dioxide and oxygen, leading to a longer shelf life of packaged products. It also offers higher mechanical strength, which means that thinner PEF packaging can be produced and fewer resources are required. In combination with the bio-based feedstock, that added functionality gives PEF all the attributes required to become the next-generation polyester. In the near future, PEF has the potential to become the material of choice for beverage bottles and other packaging applications.