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Bayer to commercialize CO2-based plastics process

7:00 AM MDT | August 9, 2013

Bayer has announced that it aims to commercialize the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a 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 Dormagen, Germany, site, where CO2 will be used to produce a precursor for high-quality foam. The objective is initially to make larger quantities of the precursor available to selected processors from 2015. CO2 replaces a portion of the fossil raw materials that would otherwise be used. Bayer expects the new process...

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