Leaders in the production of 5-HMF
AVA Biochem AG is the global leader in the industrial production and sale (including corresponding development services and licensing) of the bio-based platform chemical 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF), a renewable and non-toxic alternative to a range of petroleum-based materials. 5-HMF has a broad range of applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. Since 2014, Swiss-based AVA Biochem has been producing high-purity 5-HMF for research purposes and speciality chemicals markets, as well as technical-grade 5-HMF for bulk chemistry applications.
Driving the economical production of 5-HMF
Our breakthrough Hydrothermal Processing technology (HTP) has been developed, patented and piloted to convert C-6 sugars into the renewable platform chemical 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF) in aqueous solution and crystals in various purities.