December 17, 2009

Novomer's green plastic coming soon


Finals is over (woohoo!) and now I can get back to blogging and tweeting.

This one is about the the $800,000 funding from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYERSDA) will soon help Novomer commercialize its polypropylene carbonate (PPC) materials made carbon dioxide.

Novomer said it will use Kodak Specialty Chemicals' existing facility at Eastman Business Park in Rochester, NY, for a pilot project to create the PPC plastic for packaging and coating applications (examples are bottles and shrink wrap). Other potential PPC markets include surfactants and fibers.  The Rochester Institute of Technology is helping with the product processing development, according to Novomer.

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