Coca-Cola To Commercialise ‘Next-Generation’ Biomaterials

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2021. 10. 21. 08:30

Coca-Cola has announced the first planned commercialisation of technologies to convert second-generation biomass to plant-based monoethylene glycol (bMEG) in association with Changchun Meihe Science & Technology and UPM.

Monoethylene glycol (MEG) is one of the major components in polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is used for plastic beverage bottles.

The new technology marks the most significant advancement in the commercial viability of bioplastics since Coca-Cola introduced the first-generation technology in its PlantBottle packaging in 2009.


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