DSM and Novomer to Develop First Carbon Dioxide-Based Resin for Coatings
This development agreement follows a cooperation agreement and an investment by DSM Venturing in Novomer in 2007. The joint development project will benefit from the broad variety of DSM’s technologies and market access, in combination with the unique, efficient CO2 polymerization technology of Novomer.
The chemistry and process technology for producing polymers from CO2 and propylene oxide (PO) will be developed by Novomer, while DSM will convert the polymers into resins and formulate them for target applications such as coatings, adhesives, and graphic arts. Initial results are encouraging and suggest that this project might lead to completely new and improved application properties in coatings.
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