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100% fossil-free recyclable polymer - Avantium reaches key commercial milestone for its FDCA flagship plant with commitments for >50% of its output
Avantium N.V., a leading technology company in renewable chemistry, announces that it has signed a conditional offtake agreement with Resilux, an international rigid plastic packaging supplier, for the supply of PEF resin from the planned Avantium FDCA flagship plant.
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