Avantium Renewable Polymers


Avantium Renewable Polymers aims to commercialize 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. Avantium’s Dawn Technology™ is a proprietary and innovative process converting non-food plant-based feedstock into industrial sugars and lignin. This means that waste or residual material, such as the branches and bark from forestry and corn stover, and bagasse from the growing of corn and cane sugar, can now be converted to higher value industrial sugars.

Possible replacement to

Petroleum-based plastics.