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DSM Signs Deal with Novomer to Develop CO2-Based Coating Resin; Opens Plant in Germany

1:00 AM MST | January 21, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

DSM says that it has signed an agreement with Novomer (Waltham, MA) to jointly develop a coating resin using carbon dioxide (CO2) as a raw material. This development agreement follows a cooperation agreement and an investment by DSM Venturing in Novomer in 2007. The chemistry and process technology for producing polymers from CO2 and propylene oxide (PO) will be developed by Novomer, while DSM will convert the polymers into resins and formulate them for target applications such as coatings, adhesives and graphic arts. As up to 50% by weight of CO2 is used as raw...

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