Aramco Performance Materials (APM) exhibited its market-ready CO2 polyols at North America’s Foam Expo in March. During the conference, APM president Peter Shepard updated attendees on Converge® technology and product advances in a panel discussion titled ‘Evaluating Developments in the Polycarbonate (CO2) Polyols Market for the Polyurethane Industry’.
“Consumers are demanding that sustainable materials be incorporated into end-products,” said Shepard. “Industry is responding by turning waste CO2 into profitable, commercially viable opportunities – not only in polymers and polyols, but in chemicals, as well as other sectors such as fuels.”
Panelists discussed topics such as market trends and the impact on the polyurethane foam industry, how regulations can promote the adoption of this technology, and the next steps in innovations incorporating sustainable CO2-based polyols.
Since its public debut last year, APM has attracted significant interest from major US and global polyurethane manufacturers, as well as fabricators and end-users seeking high performance with improved sustainability features. APM uses a proprietary catalyst that takes waste CO2 as a main feedstock and combines it with propylene oxide to create a poly (propylene carbonate) polyol – a high performance polyurethane building block with a reduced carbon footprint.
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