How can waste gases like CO2 and CO be transformed into valuable plastics and chemicals?
Traditional plastics like polyethylene and polypropylene are simply long chains of carbon molecules which are derived from crude oil or natural gas. Novomer is able to get many of these carbon molecules from CO2 and thus reduce the need of fossil fuel based raw materials. Novomer’s proprietary catalyst system allows the CO2 – which is usually inert – to react at low temperature and pressure in a very efficient manner to form the end products.
Polyethylene is a long chain of carbon molecules derived from natural gas or crude oil
Direct incorporation of CO2 into the molecular backbone to create a more sustainable material