AVA Biochem, Pioneer in Industrial Biobased Furan Chemistry
Keywords:Furan dicarboxylic acid (fdca), Hydrothermal processing (htc), 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-hmf), Polyethylenfuranoate (pef), Uhmf/phmf resins
AbstractSwiss-based AVA Biochem AG is the global leader in the industrial production and sale of the bio-based platform chemical 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF), a renewable and non-toxic alternative to a range of petroleum-based materials. 5-HMF has a broad range of applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. Since 2014 AVA Biochem has been producing high-purity 5-HMF for research purposes and specialty chemicals markets, as well as technical-grade 5-HMF for bulk chemistry applications. AVA Biochem's own R&D department also develops the downstream chemistry of 5-HMF and thus opens the door to biobased furan chemistry on an industrial scale.
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S. Krawielitzki, Chimia 2020, 74, 776, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2020.776.
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