Polyethylene Furanoate: Scalable biobased polyester for textile industry

Saal B
Donnerstag, 14.09.2023, 14:20 - 14:45 Uhr

The presentation will focus on the value proposition of Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) polymer, its processing to textile products, and the roadmap to establish PEF into textile market. The presentation follows the vision of the Avantium to create a way tow

Pavan Kumar Manvi (Avantium Renewable Polymers B.V., Amsterdam (NEL))

Avantium is an innovation-driven company dedicated to developing and commercializing breakthrough technologies for the production of chemicals from renewable sources and circular plastic materials used for a variety of consumer products. Avantium’s lead product is PEF, a novel, 100% plant-based, recyclable and degradable polyester with a powerful combination of environmental and performance features. PEF has huge potential in the textiles, and a textile process chain for PEF processing to a range of textile applications has been successfully developed. PEF can be successfully melt spun, texturized, woven, knitted and braided on the existing PET processing equipment. The established dyeing processes has been adopted for PEF and conversion of PEF yarns to textile products has been proven on conventional processing machines.
The presentation summaries the development activities with PEF along with its potential in the textile industry and its LCA advantages as well as explaining future perspectives for the upscaling of PEF-based textile production.