Bottles made with PEF are superior to PET bottles with better barrier, thermal and strength properties. PEF made with Treemera’s FDCA is price competitive with PET. The improved barrier properties enable more applications that can also replace aluminium cans and glass bottles at a fraction of the cost.
PEF has valuable future applications in films. The significantly improved barrier properties make this a superior product in flexible food packaging and gives a longer shelf life to perishable foods.
PEF can also be used in apparels, carpets, home furnishings, disposable commodities, fabrics, diapers, filters and industrial fibers.
Although PEF is the primary initial use of FDCA in the market, there is potential for completely new markets that were once cost-prohibitive. One of the larger expected potential applications is in polyamides. Polyamides include products such as nylons and engineered plastics.