6 September 2012

Plastics from CO2

First plastics from CO2 coming to the market - and they can be biodegradable

When it comes to the question of CO2 and plastics there are many different strategies aiming at either obtaining plastics from molecules derived directly from CO2 or using CO2 in combination with monomers that could either be traditional fossil-based or bio-based chemicals. Moreover, the final plastics can be biodegradable or not, depending to their structures. Noteworthy among already existing CO2 derived plastics are polypropylene carbonate, polyethylene carbonate, polyurethanes and many promising others that are still in the laboratories

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Source: nova-Institut GmbH, 2012-09

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