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The polyester market will soon feature renewable alternatives to petroleum-based paraxylene and purified terephthalic acid, as companies push for more R&D
The quest for 100% plant-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET) might be completed sooner than the 2020 time frame that US beverage companies such as Coca-Cola and PepsiCo initially estimated, since the development of bio-based purified terephthalic acid (PTA) continues to rise.
INSIGHT: Dow Chemical, chlor-alkali, and shale to specialties
"Dow has been buoyed by the shale revolution which began to influence chemicals manufacture at just the right time."
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