Avantium NV engages in the development and commercialization of bio-based plastics and chemicals using advanced catalysis research and development. It operates through the following segments: Catalysis, Renewable Chemistries, and Renewable Polymers. The Catalysis segment involves in parallel fixed bed reactor equipment for catalysis research and development (R&D) at industrial conditions and process R&D projects for the industry. The Renewable Chemistries segment comprises portfolio of development projects based on renewable chemistry and catalytic process technology. The Renewable Polymers segment focuses in the commercialization of YXY plants-to-plastics technology . The company was founded on July 14, 2000 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.