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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: Brazil election approach as chems, economy slow down
"Brazil's GDP has shrunk during two consecutive quarters, meeting the general definition of a recession. Growth this year is expected at just 0.30% th
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