Polyethylene Furanoate Price Trends and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trends analysis of Polyethylene Furanoate in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Polyethylene Furanoate Price Trends for the First Half of 2023


In the Asia-Pacific countries, the prices of polyethylene furanoate enjoyed a high number of orders from international buyers, supporting the rates of exports in the first quarter of 2023. The demand from the downstream industries, high operational costs, and positive momentum of the packaging sector also supported the rise in the prices of polyethylene furanoate.

The market was also benefitted by the rising cost of raw materials but only till the first half of the second quarter. The latter half of the second quarter suffered from low support from crude oil costs, weak demand, and a declining raw materials sector.


The European market for polyethylene furanoate was adversely affected by the decline in the sales of bottles and beverages industries as the purchasing potential of buyers fell consistently.

The prices of polyethylene furanoate were also affected by the declining costs of crude oils, the struggling economy, low-cost support from the feedstock markets, and negligible restocking by traders. The performance of the upstream industries also remained in the negative zone during the first two quarters of 2023, eventually causing the price trends of polyethylene furanoate to decline.

North America

In North America, a high supply of polyethylene furanoate hampered its prices as the demand from the end-user sector was weak throughout the first two quarters of 2023. In addition to this, the labor crisis and rising cost of transportation and production further proved to be a challenge for the market activities. The consumers also showcased feeble consumption rates, and thus, with low demand, striking rates of inflation, and interest, pushed the prices of polyethylene furanoate towards a downward trajectory.

Analyst Insight

According to Procurement Resource, the price trends of Polyethylene Furanoate is expected to face southwards as the low cost of crude oil and pressure of no demand are estimated to affect the market sentiments of polyethylene furanoate negatively.

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Polyethylene Furanoate (PEF) is a semi-aromatic biodegradable thermoplastic polyester. It has high tensile strength, excellent heat resistance, is lightweight and can easily be moulded and thermoformed. Its superior properties make it an excellent alternative to PET ( Polyethylene terephthalate). Being an efficient biopolymer, it helps reduce the carbon footprint and also, and 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) can be derived from renewable feedstock C6 sugars.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Polyethylene Furanoate
CAS Number 28728-19-0
Industrial Uses Polymers/Plastics, Food and Beverage Containers, Pharmaceuticals, Industrial Fibres, Fabrics
Chemical Formula (C8H6O5)n
Synonyms Polyethylene 2,5-furandicarboxylate, PEF
Molecular Weight Variable
Supplier Database Avantium Technologies B.V., Danone S.A., Toyobo Co., Ltd., Alpla
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Processes

  • Polyethylene Furanoate Production from Polymerization

PEF is produced by the polymerization of 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and monoethylene glycol. The feedstocks are initially fed into the system, which turns them into a feed slurry. From there, it is transported to the reactors, where the esterification occurs in the presence of antimony gluconate as a catalyst. Then, vacuum and heat are applied to remove water and monoethylene glycol for polymerization to give the desired PEF.


The displayed pricing data is derived through weighted average purchase price, including contract and spot transactions at the specified locations unless otherwise stated. The information provided comes from the compilation and processing of commercial data officially reported for each nation (i.e. government agencies, external trade bodies, and industry publications).

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