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Bayer to commercialize carbon dioxide–based plastics production process

5:38 AM MDT | July 25, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Bayer announced today that it aims to commercialize the use of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) as new raw material for plastics, following a successful test phase. The company has started the planning process for the construction of a production facility at its site at Dormagen, Germany, where CO2 will be used to produce a precursor for high-quality foam. The objective is to initially make larger quantities of this precursor available to selected processors from 2015. CO2 replaces a portion of the fossil raw materials that would otherwise be...

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