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Danone joins Coca-Cola in working with bio-based producer

March 30/2012
(polyestertime) -- Danone has followed Coca-Cola in partnering with bio-technology developer Avantium, who will produce ecofriendly bottles for the global drinks manufacturer.

The partnership between Avantium and Danone Research will see bottles produced from polyethylene furanoate
(PEF), a 100% biobased alternative to polyethylene terephthalate (PET), for use by Danone in its bottled water.
Avantium did not disclose the scale or timeline of water bottle production for Danone, but the news comes
months after Coca-Cola agreed a contract with Avantium as one of three research firms looking at replacing
purified terephtalic acid (PTA) in its eco-friendly PlantBottle with plant-based materials.

PEF is made using Avantiums YXY technology, which converts carbohydrates from plants, grains, energy crops,
lignocellulosic matter, waste streams, waste paper or agricultural residues, into a variety of bio-based polymers.
The bio-sourced material can deliver superior light weighting, barrier and thermal properties versus conventional
PET technology, according to the Netherlands-based company.
Author:Anna Larionova
Category:General News
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