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... Buys into Plastics Derived from Carbon Dioxide

1:41 PM MST | January 14, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

DSM’s venture capital arm DSM Venturing says it has made an unspecified investment in Novomer (Ithaca, NY), a materials technology start-up. Novomer is developing a technology platform for producing performance polymers, plastics, and other chemicals from carbon dioxide and renewable materials. The technology is based on the use of a proprietary catalyst system. DSM says that it also plans to sign a cooperation agreement with Novomer. Further details were not disclosed. Novomer’s products “combine environmental benefits with improved materials...

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