Maker of the First Bio-PEF Soda and Beer Bottle in Asia
PEF (polyethylene furanoate) is a polymer of plant-derived 2,5-Furandicarboxylic Acid and MEG. PEF possesses traits that are similar to those of PET, and PEF has even higher gas barrier properties. It is regarded as a suitable material for soda and beer bottles, and one of the key biomass packaging materials internationally.
The European Union has approved the recycling of Bio-PEF with PET bottles when it’s under 2%. Comparing to PET, the Bio-PEF production process consumes 65% less energy and emits 70% less CO2, giving this emerging biomass material carbon reducing quality.
The R&D Center joined forces with R&D departments and production sites. In 2019, they successfully developed the first Bio-PEF soda and beer bottles in Asia with gas-barrier property. One of the major breakthroughs during the process is the effective use of FENC’s existing PET production facility.