Novomer Inc. recently announced that Jowat AG is reportedly the first to commercially adopt Novomer’s new Converge® polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyols for use in polyurethane hot-melt adhesive applications.

“The commercial adoption by Jowat is a significant milestone in the commercial development of our breakthrough technology, and we expect to attract additional customers in CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomers) applications,” said Peter Shepard, Novomer’s chief business officer. “Converge polyols delivered a sustainability advantage and helped Jowat improve the performance of one of their reactive hot-melt products.”

Jowat was reportedly able to leverage the technical advantages of Novomer’s Converge polyols to develop a new formulation, according to Klaus Kullmann, managing director of Sales and Marketing for Jowat AG. “We were able to help a customer improve the hydrolytic stability of their reactive hot melt without compromising on green strength and productivity,” he said.

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