Toray successfully produces renewable bio-based PET

Japan's Toray Industries has successfully produced renewable bio-based PET fibre using Gevo's bio-based paraxylene.

The bio-based PET production uses terephthalic acid and renewable mono ethylene glycol as raw materials.

PET is a thermoplastic polymer resin used in synthetic fibres, liquid containers and thermoforming applications.

The company is planning to introduce the laboratory-scale fbre samples at Eco-Products 2011 in December.