Researchers develop method that could make PEF marketable

03 September 2018

Researchers have developed a production method that could enable the commercial breakthrough of PEF. The fact that PEF has not yet been able to establish itself on the market is primarily due to its time- and energy-intensive production. PEF is chemically very similar to PET, but consists of 100% renewable raw materials. PEF bottles, for example, require less material, are lighter and more stable than their PET competitors and make beverages last longer. Although PEF is not biodegradable, it can be incinerated in an environmentally friendly manner besides recycling. An article about the research is published in Nature Communications (News Item ETH Zurich, 25 July 2018).
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