July 25, 2013

Bayer to commercialize CO2-based polyols

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Foam partly made from carbon dioxide
In the meantime, let's talk about carbon dioxide (CO2). The blog has been following the development of Bayer MaterialScience's (BMS) carbon dioxide-based polyol project for three years now. The company started its pilot plant in Chempark Leverkusen, Germany, in early 2011 producing kilogram-scale polyether polycarbonate polyols (PPPs) using carbon dioxide as feedstock.

BMS announced today that it has started the planning process for the construction of a commercial production facility at its site in Dormagen, Germany, where CO2 will be used to produce PPPs, which will be then processed into polyurethanes as precursor for high-quality foam.

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