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FuraCore® FDCA as a bio-based specialty chemical

FuraCore® FDCA for other applications 

Its potential extends far beyond packaging, opening a world of possibilities across various applications and industries. 

FDCA is a bio-based building block for polymers and can be used as a monomer component in coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers. This means that a wide range of manufacturers can use our elegant and innovative technology to grow sustainably.

FDCA for CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants & Elastomers) and other specialty applications: 

  • Specialty polyesters for durable coatings, including can coatings & coil-coatings.
  • Polyester polyols for polyurethanes (PU).
  • Replace fossil-based diacids in adhesive & sealant formulations, and in flexible & rigid foams.
  • Replace phthalates in plasticizers. 

What are the key benefits of FDCA as a specialty chemical?

  • Bio-based

  • Can replace petroleum-based building blocks in polyesters, polyurethanes, polyamides, plasticizers, and a wide range of other materials

  • As an aromatic dicarboxylic acid, FDCA has similar properties to fossil-based terephthalic acid and can replace it in a range of applications

  • Stores biogenic carbon, in particular in long-lasting applications

  • Offers useful differences compared with terephthalic acid:

    • More soluble in MEG, hence less heat and energy are required

    • More reactive in esterification reactions

    • Has a polar furan ring instead of a benzene ring

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