Used to make PolyLactic Acid (PLA), which can form biodegradable plastics.
2,5-FURANDICARBOXYLIC ACID (FDCA)
Can be used to make polymers such as PEF, a stronger alternative to PET, which is a fibre used to make plastic bottles, food packaging and carpets.
A safer alternative to harmful solvents used in pharmaceutical manufacturing, and also used in flavours and fragrances.
5 HYDROXYMETHYL FURFURAL (HMF)
A versatile chemical with potential to replace chemicals used in plastics and polyesters, and for producing high energy biofuel.
Derivatives could replace non-sustainable chemicals used in the production of PET and nylon fibres.
A replacement for petroleum-based acrylic acid, used to make absorbent materials for nappies; and resins used in high-performance marine and automotive components.
A building block for many high value products including pheromones, fragrances, insecticides, antibiotics and synthetic rubber.
Prevents deposits of limescale and dirt on fabric or dishes, providing a green replacement for phosphate-based detergents.
Used in the production of environmentally friendly herbicides, fruity flavour and fragrance ingredients, skin creams and degreasers.
Used in a wide range of polymers and plastics, as a solvent in a wide variety of chemical and textile processes and as a paint thinner.
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