Groundbreaking technology for a biobased future
Avantium is a leading chemical technology company and a forerunner in renewable chemistry. One of Avantium’s success stories is the YXY technology. The YXY technology platform helps us produce a wide range of novel materials and products, all 100% biobased, by converting plant-based sugars into chemical building blocks, like Furanics and Levulinics, for plastics and other applications. YXY is a game-changing technology that offers biobased products and fuels with superior properties at market competitive prices, enabling a green way of doing business. The basic philosophy behind Avantium’s YXY technology is to develop products from renewable sources that compete on price and performance and with a superior environmental footprint.
Joint venture: Synvina
With the YXY technology we created PEF: a completely new, high-quality plastic made from plant-based industrial sugars. Since October 2016 all YXY activities have been transferred to Synvina, the joint venture of Avantium and BASF. Synvina aims to become market leader in the production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), which is produced from renewable resources, as well as the marketing of the new polymer polyethylenefuranoate (PEF).
Do you want to know more about PEF or Synvina? Please take a look at their website: https://www.synvina.com/.