This company recently announced the commercial introduction of  Converge® polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyols for use in polyurethane formulations targeted at adhesive, coatings, sealants, elastomers, and rigid and flexible foams.

“This product introduction is a significant milestone in the commercial development of this breakthrough technology,” said Peter Shepard, chief business officer. “Our successful scaleup and product launch validates the robustness of our manufacturing technology and the strong interest we’ve received from a wide range of applications in the polyurethanes market.”

The polyols are designed to replace conventional petroleum-based polyether, polyester and polycarbonate polyols. They are based on the copolymerization of carbon dioxide (CO2) and epoxides; the resulting products reportedly contain more than 40% by weight CO2. The use of waste CO2 as a significant raw material can reportedly yield a product with an extremely low carbon footprint.

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