Toray is collaborating with a French government sponsored consortium called “PEFPACK II” for the development of a new polyester grade, Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) 100% bio-based. This new polymer represents a very promising analog to Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) with the advantage of being synthesized with 100% bio-sourced raw materials.
The main objectives of the PEFPACK II project
• Define an industrial process for PEF synthesis
• Develop specific grades to include flexible film applications
• Identify key application performance requirements including barrier, mechanical properties and thermal properties
• To study the recycling chain of use
Our PEFPACK II project debuted in January 2018 and we have a target completion date of 2022.