Avantium signed an offtake agreement with Kvadrat for the development of PEF for interior textiles

Avantium’s pilot plant in the Nerherlands

Avantium N.V., a leading technology provider in renewable chemistry, signed an offtake agreement with Kvadrat A/S, a leader in design innovation, producing quality contemporary textiles and textile related products for architects, designers, and private consumers across the world.

Kvadrat, which was established in Denmark in 1968 and has deep roots in Scandinavia’s world-famous design tradition, will purchase the 100% plant-based and fully recyclable polymer PEF (polyethylene furanoate) from Avantium’s FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid) Flagship Plant, currently under construction in Delfzijl (the Netherlands) and with commercial production set to start in 2024. The offtake agreement gives Kvadrat the advantage of being first mover in creating PEF-based textiles for both commercial and residential interiors.

Last June 2022, Kvadrat, committed to taking a leading role towards a fossil-free future in the textile industry, joined the PEF Textile Community to explore the possibilities of the use of PEF yarns in high-quality textiles. Since then, Kvadrat has done several successful trials with PEF yarns. Following, Kvadrat and Avantium have signed an offtake agreement to further develop sustainable and high-performance PEF-based textiles.

“As part of our sustainability strategy ‘Regenerate Together through Transparency’ – Anders Byriel, CEO at Kvadrat commented – Kvadrat is focused on the use of renewable materials as basis for all of our products. Our ambition is to lead the sustainability agenda in the textile industry and the offtake agreement with Avantium to further develop PEF for interior textiles, exemplifies this ambition.”

“We are delighted that Kvadrat has evaluated PEF as a sustainable solution for its high-quality and innovative indoor textile design fabrics. This collaboration highlights the further potential of PEF across different application areas, including textiles, enabling the commercial launch of PEF and introducing it to everyday life”, said Tom van Aken, CEO at Avantium.

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