Business units

Avantium consists of three business units: Renewable Polymers, Renewable Chemistries and Catalysis, united by one goal – to develop leading technologies by creating and commercializing sustainable chemistry technology solutions.


Renewable Polymers

Avantium Renewable Polymers aims to commercialize our YXY plants-to-plastics Technology. This technology catalytically converts plant-based sugars into FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid) and materials such as the new plant-based packaging material PEF (polyethylene furanoate). PEF is a 100% plant-based, 100% recyclable plastic with superior performance properties compared to today’s widely used petroleum-based packaging materials.

Renewable Chemistries

Most of the materials and chemicals used in modern daily life – such as plastics, packaging, furniture, clothing and pharmaceuti­cals – are carbon based. Changing this paradigm is an ambitious goal but also a promise for a better future. This is why at Avantium Renewable Chemistries we work on developing practical solutions to accelerate the transition to a fossil free world. We do this by focusing on innovative plant-based chemicals and materials as well as aiming to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to a valuable resource for sustainable products.


Avantium Catalysis specializes in innovations and technologies to accelerate catalytic R&D. We support companies in reaching their sustainability, profitability and growth targets by providing unique technology and catalysis research expertise.

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