• Advantages of PEF Over PET

    Advantages of PEF Over PET

    Polyesters are one of the major products of the plastic industry. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a common variation used in its production. PET is produced from terephthalic acid (PTA) and ethylene glycol (EG). PTA is derived from para-xylene which is produced through oil refining. While EG is also produced through ethylene obtained from oil cracking,Read more →
  • FDME


    Application FCAD has developed a method for producing furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME) from fructose. FDME is a high-purity derivative of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), one of the 12 building blocks identified by the U.S. Department of Energy that can be converted into a number of high-value, bio-based chemicals or materials that can deliver high performanceRead more →
  • Watson FDCA Pilot Plant, China

    Watson FDCA Pilot Plant, China

    In early 2014, Watson International Ltd (Watson for short, http://www.watson-int.com) under FCAD Group had begun construction of a pilot plant for the production of 2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA, CAS 3238-40-2) and its material 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF, CAS 67-47-0) in Ningbo, China. FDCA as a chemical building block is usually used to produce innovative green fuels, chemicals andRead more →
  • FDCA & Next Generation Polyester

    FDCA & Next Generation Polyester

    From Plant Based materials to FDCA and PEF 2,5-Furandicarboxylic acid(FDCA) developed by FCAD, can be used as a replacement for terephthalic acid (TA), a petroleum-based monomer that is primarily used to produce PET. Because of the enormous potential of Furanics-based materials the chemical conversion of plant-based carbohydrates into FDCA has been a hot topic ofRead more →