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Published on Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Toray supports paraxylene plant opening

Written by Brett Mathews

gevoplantTEXAS – Leading US chemicals and biofuels company, Gevo Inc, has opened a demonstration-scale paraxylene plant in Silsbee, Texas with support from Toray Industries and Coca Cola Company. Gevo plans to work with Toray Industries, Inc. to develop renewable paraxylene, a building block for fully renewable polyester for packaging films and fibres used in textiles. Toray will purchase paraxylene from Gevo and convert it into PET fibers, textiles and films for scale-up evaluation and market development purposes.


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